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Ministry of Health confirms Quality Generic Medications

Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019. 11:55 am CST.

By BBN Staff: As part of its ongoing initiative to provide quality healthcare medications, the Ministry of Health sent five different generic medications to the Caribbean Regional Public Health Agency’s (CARPHA) Drug Testing Laboratory, which is CARICOM’s regional reference laboratory for testing.

The medications range from antibiotics to anti-diabetic drugs that were sampled from the public sector.

All five medications have passed the quality tests performed as per international standards.

 This means that these generic medications are of confirmed quality.

The medications tested were:

The medications were selected based on a risk-based approach strategy which includes medications from the larger population and public health program.

The Ministry says that it remains committed in the continuous monitoring of pharmaceuticals.

The public is encouraged to report any suspicious medication to the Drug Inspectorate Unit at 828-4467 or via the [email protected] email.

 

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