Remove expired drugs in 1 month: HC

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Dhaka, June 18: The High Court (HC) has directed the government to remove the expired drugs from pharmacies in Dhaka within one month.A HC bench comprising by Justice FRM Nazmul Ahsan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader on Tuesday passed the order after hearing a writ petition filed on Monday.

About 93 per cent pharmacies in Dhaka were found to keep expired drugs although it is completely prohibited, according to the Directorate of National Consumer Rights Protection.

Monjur Mohammad Shahriar, deputy director of the directorate, unveiled the findings at a discussion held at AKM Giasuddin Milky Auditorium in the capital’s Khamarbari area on June 10.

The directorate, in between November 2018 and April 2019, conducted mobile court drives at 200 pharmacies in different areas of the capital – including Gulshan, Mirpur, Kalabagan – and found expired drugs at about 186 stores.