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Ministry shuts down n. Lebanon pharmacy over violations

File - Health Minister Wael Abu Faour attends a ceremony in Baabda, Thursday, March 13, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)

BEIRUT: The Health Ministry said Friday that it shut down a pharmacy in north Lebanon for carrying banned and suspicious medications.

In a statement, the ministry said the Inspection Department discovered that a supermarket was selling suspicious medications in the village of Koura, originally purchased from a nearby pharmacy belonging to pharmacist identified by his initials as F.B.

Investigation revealed that the pharmacist violated regulations governing the practice by purchasing "suspicious medication from unknown sources and medications that are banned in Lebanon."

The pharmacist had a history of violations, the statement added.

Health Minister Wael Abu Faour asked the state prosecutor to follow up on the case, prosecute the violators and take the necessary measures against them, vowing to pursue those who “neglect matters related to the health of citizens and easily break the law.”

 

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