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Liberia Pharmacy Board seizes over LD 300,000.00 illegal drugs

LPB Release/Maximilian Kasseh, Jr.

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-The Liberia Pharmacy Board (LPB) together with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) on Tuesday seized illegal pharmaceutical products at the Liberia-Guinea border in Nimba County.

The consignment valued at over three-hundred-thousand Liberian Dollars was seized from a businessman and woman while attempting to smuggle the products into Liberia.

According to an LPB release issued Wednesday, July 25,2018, the Board is concerned about the increase of illegal, substandard, counterfeit and contraband medicines on the Liberian market.

It said tramadol and the band Mono Amodaquine Hydrochloride malaria therapy are also included.

The release further said that such illicit and substandard products pose public health threats to humans, especially Tramadol which is now widely abused by youth.

The Board wants the public to stop buying drugs from street dealers, and encourages those engage in pharmaceutical businesses to buy from licensed wholesalers.


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