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Health minister orders destruction of all expired drugs

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Published: 10:31, 24 June 2019   Update: 15:18, 26 July 2020

Senior Correspondent: Health and Family Welfare Minister Jahid Malek has directed the authorities concerned to destroy all expired medicines by July 2.

The minister made the direction at a press conference arranged over the steps taken by the government regarding the expired drugs on Monday noon.

Malek said monitoring has been increased not only to destroy the expired medicines but also to stop sale of adulterated and duplicate ones so that it does not cause health hazard to people.

He added that legal action will be taken against those involved in storing, supplying and selling expired medicines, refuting the direction.

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