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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018. 3:00 p.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: The Ministry of Health is informing the public of an unauthorized and suspected falsified vitamin and mineral syrup, Dayamineral ® Syrup 240ml.

The liquid supplements were found to be circulating on the local market and those found have since been confiscated.

The Ministry conducted an investigation which revealed that the product has not been registered by the Ministry and therefore cannot be imported into the country as it has not met the necessary quality standards and may be compromised.

The Ministry recommends that people who are in possession of the medication cease from using it.

 Pharmacists and any other persons selling the liquid supplements are asked to remove the items from shelves and discard.

Establishments are advised to buy pharmaceutical products and related supplies from importers/wholesalers licensed by the Ministry of Health.

The Ministry reassures the public that it is taking the necessary measures to ensure that safe, effective and quality pharmaceuticals and related supplies are in the supply chain for the protection and safety of all.

The public is advised to purchase from pharmacies licensed by the Ministry and abstain from purchasing products from unlicensed or unauthorized establishments and peddlers.

The public is advised to report suspicious pharmaceuticals, herbal supplements, and vitamins including this product and similar presentations to your nearest Drug Inspector of the Ministry of Health.

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