The programme of carrying out raids on pharmacies and outlets that sell substandard drugs and cosmetic devices will be expedited.
The raids will be conducted by the National Cosmetic devices .and Drugs Authority. They will look into the storage of cosmetic devices and the maintenance of the expected standards in the sale of drugs. It is reported that certain pharmacies employ untrained pharmacists. The sale of unregistered cosmetic devices has also increased. 239 such raids were conducted last year while legal action was taken against 203 pharmacies.