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Health Ministry shuts down Beirut pharmacy

BEIRUT: The Health Ministry decided Friday to shut down a pharmacy in the Beirut neighborhood of Ashrafieh, citing the establishment’s lack of a proper license as well as the sale of illegal medications. The ministry’s inspector closed the Vigne Rouge upon instructions by Heath Minister Ali Hasan Khalil. Khalil’s decision was based on decree number 5818 and laws governing the practices of pharmacists and other drug-related regulations as well as reports provided by certified inspectors on the pharmacy.

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on October 06, 2012, on page 3.

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