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‘Date- expired drugs found in 93pc pharmacies of Dhaka’

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Health Desk- 11 June, 2019: Directorate of National Consumer Rights Protection (DNCRP) on Monday said it found expired medicines in 93 percent of the pharmacies in the capital where it conducted drives over six months.

Monjur Mohammad Shahriar, deputy director of DNCRP, unveiled the findings at a discussion held at AKM Giasuddin Milky Auditorium in Khamarbari on Monday.

During mobile court drives at 200 pharmacies in different areas of Dhaka between November 2018 and April 2019, the national consumer rights body found some 186 stores guilty of having medicines in stock which were past their expiry dates.

Bangladesh Supermarket Owners’ Association organised the event marking World Food Safety Day, observed on June 7.