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ajbabe
15th December 2011, 07:51 AM
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The Food and Drugs Board is asking the general public to be on the lookout for the distribution and sale of some fake eye drops and capsules for the treatment of poor sight, inability to read, eye pressure and headache.bThe fake herbal preparations were seized at Goaso and Berekum in the Brong Ahafo Region.

The different ‘Eye Drops’, which have the contact address as RAPID OPTICAL CENTRE, P. O. BOX WEST LEGON with no indications on the label, are

IFC Eye Drop (400mg)
EFC Eye Drop (250mg)
SFC Eye Drop (300mg)
Cornea Scar Eye Drop
Cataract Eye Drop
Glaucoma Solve Eye Drop

The other herbal product, Vision Capsules, said to be for the treatment of poor sight, inability to read, eye pressure and headache, has no manufacturer’s name and address. All the above mentioned products have not been given approval by the Food and Drugs Board. The Food and Drugs Board therefore wishes to inform the general public that it cannot guarantee the quality, safety and efficacy of these herbal preparations.

The public is further advice to ignore false and misleading claims (treatment of poor sight, inability to read, eye pressure, headache, cataract, glaucoma) through advertisement put out by Rapid Optical Centre on the merits of the above listed herbal preparations on the airwaves.

The general public is advised not to patronize the above mentioned herbal preparations since they could rather cause injury and complications to the eye.

Meanwhile two persons have been arrested in connection with the manufacture, distribution and sale of the above-mentioned products and they are assisting the Police in their investigations.

The Food and Drug Board takes this opportunity to assure the general public that it would continue to do all within its powers to execute its mandate to protect public health and safety at all times.
Moreover, information from the general public on persons suspected to be in any practice with the potential of endangering public health and safety with respect to FDB’s mandate is most welcomed through any of the following contact numbers; 0244337235, 0244337252, 0246809509, 0262689296 or 0208204968.

DR. STEPHEN K. OPUNI
CHIEF EXECUTIVE