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Communication/Conference: Fake and substandard medicines sold through social media sites, in the United Arab Emirates

Communication/Conference: Fake and substandard medicines sold through social media sites, in the United Arab Emirates

July 21st 2015 - www.gulfnews.com

The Ministry of Health of the United Arab Emirates warns the public against fake and substandard drugs sold through social media sites and TV channels. Indeed, consumers should remain vigilant and report to authorities any sale or merchandise of medicines through this distribution channel. The minister notes that social media was designed as platforms facilitating the exchange of information and not for marketing purposes. In the present article, it was about the sale of a rarely used antibiotic, tetracycline.