By Akinwale Kasali
Greenlife Pharmaceuticals Limited, makers of G-Glutamin Syrup has intensify efforts to mop up expired G-Glutamin Syrup after public outcry against the brand.
For the past three months, the magazine has observed that expired G-Glutamin Syrup are still been sold in the market.
The law stipulates that three months before the expiration of a drug, it must be off the shelf and not to be sold or consumed. But reverse is the case of G-Glutamin Syrup. It is still been sold in the market, which poses a threat to the health of consumers.
Health experts says expired drugs are dangerous to health, which could lead to renal failure, hypertension, especially when the consumers are children.
But the makers of the drug told the magazine of their determination to mop-up the drugs from the market.
Chike Nwaolisa, Greenlife Pharmaceuticals Limited lawyer, explained to the magazine the company’s failed effort to mop-up the expired drugs.
He expressed his frustration that the failure of some pharmacies to return the expired drugs on their shelves for destruction is part of the issues the company is contending with. But he promised that the company won’t rest on its oars in mopping up the expired drugs.
“Greenlife Pharmaceuticals Limited is a responsible company that always makes sure that expired drugs are not the shelves of pharmacies for consumers consumption. We make sure that expired drugs are mopped-up and destroyed by NAFDAC. We pay NAFDAC for the destruction of these products, despite the fact that we lose money, but we don’t joke with quality and standard”.
Pharmacist Ngozi Emelonye, has warned parents to beware of the drugs.