Chairman of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Committee: Some slimming drugs on the Internet contain deadly substances

Chairman of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Committee: Some slimming drugs on the Internet contain deadly substances

Dr. Mahfouz Ramzy, Chairman of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Committee of the Syndicate of Pharmacists, said that the circulation and sale of medicines electronically or through social media is divided into 4 main axes, health, legislative, social and economic, indicating that what matters in this matter is the health axis, explaining that when a person finds A famous person who goes to a certain product, buys these products, especially slimming products. He added, during an intervention with the journalist Amr Khalil on the “From Egypt” program, which is broadcast on the “cbc” channel: “Slimming products and medicines are a big problem, because some of them advertise content other than their real content, and some of them write on them from the outside a substance or herbal content, but in fact it contains It contains substances prohibited from circulation, for example, a substance that is fatal in the long run, and causes a stroke, and it actually blocks the patient’s breath and prevents him from eating.” He said, "There is a spider web on the Internet that promotes fraudulent medicines, especially in poor countries that do not have control over medicines, but Egypt now has the Egyptian Medicines Authority concerned with this matter." He continued, "There is another substance used in some slimming drugs that causes heart problems, and soon, a drug was being promoted that the company claimed helps to stop tramdol, and it was sold at a value of 450 pounds in a box, and it is in fact a sedative sold in pharmacies. The 20 tablets are worth 4 and a half pounds.