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Medicine sold by vendors are not safe

Today, the Ministry of Health sent out an advisory alerting the public of medicinal products being sold by peddlers or street vendors. It advises the public only to purchase medicine from a registered pharmacist. Love News spoke with Dr. Marvin Manzanero, the Director of Health Services at the Ministry of Health, who said that the products being sold by vendors may pose a health risk.

Dr. Marvin Manzanero – Director of Health Services:  “These products are being sold by people who are not pharmacists. They are selling antibiotics without prescription, the products are not shelved properly and are not properly labeled. When we did a further check we realized that some of these antibiotics had roulette numbers and expired dates because whatever is in the packaging is not what is in the actual box. These products are more than likely contraband products, it could be counterfeit products and they are being sold without prescription so you might be buying some standard products or products that might have no pharmacological activity. Products can only be bought from authorized pharmacists and pharmacies so every person that goes and buys their products should be making sure that the pharmacy where they are procuring their products from have the due licenses process approved by the Ministry of Health and I am saying this because just yesterday in Belize City we came across a pharmacy that doesn’t have a license to sell products so we are going to go and close that. We are aware of street vendor’s popping up with items, for example, in the San Ignacio area products that are obviously not going through the proper processes and procedures so it is a work in progress in that regard.”

A list of recognized pharmacies can be found on the Ministry of Health’s website.

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