The Health Ministry's Department for Private Sector Institutions [DPSI], affiliated with the ministry's inspector general, closed two fake pharmacies in Al-Sadr city and seized large amounts of medicines yesterday [ 11 August]. The step comes in response to the ministry's national plan to control medicine sale in the private sector.

Speaking to Al-Sabah, Health Ministry's Inspector General Adil Muhsin Abdallah said: The DPSI inspection teams, together with the Iraqi Army, closed two fake pharmacies in Al-Sadr city in Baghdad yesterday and confiscated their medicines. This is part of the ministry's plan to combat fake pharmacies and to implement the recommendations of the national project aiming to control the sale of medicines in the private sector.

14 August 2008

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