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Violator fined RO1000for selling expired drugs, pharmacy closed

08/04/2014

Aprimary court at Al Buraimi issued a ruling against a violator who works for a polyclinic, for offering for sale expired drugs. The violator was fined RO 1000; and expired drugs confiscated. 

 

A consumer submitted a complaint to the Public Authority for Consumer Protection at Al Buraimi saying that he bought drugs from a pharmacy to find that all drugs he bought were expired.
After taking all legal procedure, a raid on the pharmacy was launched; a variet of drugs were found expired. After resuming investigations, it has been found that the pharmacy is closed since 6 months; and one of the nurses used to sell expired drugs to patients at the back of the owner of the polyclinic. 

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 No one imagined that greed and deviousness would reach such a staggering level that thought exist only in movies and investigative drama shows , yet it became a stark reality when some merchants sought to make a profit on the account of health and safety of the young and adults alike utilizing the God-given intellect that they posses into destruction and evil instead of serving public good , the devious plan used ( Back to school ) season by carving holes inside books and hiding chewing tobacco inside in away from the inspectors notice targeting the younger generation with these destructive materials that effect the health , mind and safety of our kids .
 The Judicial officers noticed that consumers come very frequently to a specific shop during one of the inspection tours which raised their suspicions to strengthening the monitoring and follow up on that matter , students were spotted in the shop as well , the Officers expediently intervened to inspect the shop , the inspection did not reveal anything at first , however , the officers noticed a stack of books and decided to inspect it , surprisingly , they found more than 600 pouches of chewing tobacco on its way to be sold and distributed on consumers and students , the officers immediately issued a violation and referred the case to the General Prosecution to deal with the matter as per the Law


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