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Crackdown on counterfeit drugs

Oct 18, 2010 5:16:19 AM - itnnews.lk

Minister Maithripala Sirisena says that strict legal measures will be taken against counterfeit drug trade.

The Minister mentioned this while addressing a conference in Colombo which was held to appraise the public on fake drugs that are in the market. Minister Sirisena noted that strict legal action would be taken against drug traders if they commit fraud and malpractices irrespective of their status and affiliations.

The conference had been jointly organized by the US Embassy in Sri Lanka, the US State Department and Sri Lanka Chamber of the Pharmaceutical Industry. US Ambassador in Sri Lanka Patricia Butenis was present on the occasion.