Saad Eddine El Othmani has expressed concern over expired medicines sold in the black market across the country.
Rabat – During a meeting with Moroccan pharmacists on Thursday, Head of Government El Othmani discussed the issue of toxic medical drugs imported from China, India, and Egypt and sold in Morocco’s black market.
El Othmani stressed that the expired medicinal products pose a growing concern in the country for their threats on the health of sick people who seek them. He pledged to personally be in charge of the fight against such products.
El Othmani said that he will send a letter to the minister of interior, Abdelouafi Laftit, and the minister of health, Anas Doukkali, and urge them to collaborate on the monitoring of the safety of medicinal products.
The head of government informed pharmacists who complained about the circulation of toxic paramedical products. He said he has already requested Laftit to accelerate the crackdown on smuggled and expired drugs and ban their access to the Moroccan market.
Morocco has recently lead a crackdown on toxic medical drugs.
In January, the prefectural police in Oujda in northeast Morocco closed two workshops manufacturing and selling toxic paramedical products.
The police confiscated 7.5 tons of raw material and already manufactured paramedical products in addition to lab equipment in one of the workshops owned by the same person.