Drug Dealers Making Counterfeit Medicines in Ghana

Ghana’s Food and Drugs Board (FDB) is investigating a link between illicit drug sellers and counterfeit medicine manufacturers.

FDB is following up an investigation began by the German Crime Investigations Department, reports Peace FM.

Said James Lartey, Head of Communications for the FDB, “So what is happening now is that many of [drug dealers] prefer investing into counterfeit drugs instead of the narcotics. Some of the reasons are also that the profits are very high and the risk involved for now is very low.

“That is why FDB will continue to fight this counterfeit issue because we believe that we are going to save lives. We have taken it very serious to deal with.”

By S. Imber