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No medicine has been approved for the cure of AIDS – FDA

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The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) says it has not given any market authorisation for any medicine for the cure of HIV and AIDS.

A statement signed by Mr Hudu Mogtari, Chief Executive Officer of the FDA on Tuesday said, “It has come to the attention of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), speculations in the media on the discovery of a medicine purported to cure HIV and AIDS.”

The statement stressed, “The FDA wishes to state categorically that it has not approved any medicine for the cure of HIV/AIDS and therefore the general public is advised not to patronize any medicine for such claim since their safety, quality and efficacy cannot be guaranteed.”

Below is the full statement

PRESS RELEASE: FDA HAS NOT APPROVED ANY MEDICINE FOR THE CURE OF HIV/ AIDS

It has come to the attention of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), speculations in the media on the discovery of a medicine purported to cure HIV/ AIDS.

The Food and Drugs Authority wishes to bring to the attention of the general public that the Authority has not given any market authorization for any medicine for the cure of HIV/ AIDS.

The FDA is the only agency responsible for the approval and granting of marketing authorization for the manufacture, importation, distribution and sale of medicines in Ghana.

Any person who claims to have medicine for the cure of HIV/AIDS would need prior approval from the FDA before marketing such product.

It is worth noting that before any approval is given; the medicine is taken through vigorous scientific scrutiny of its content, packaging information and documentation to ensure that the medicine is efficacious, quality and safe for consumption.

The FDA wishes to state categorically that it has not approved any medicine for the cure of HIV/AIDS and therefore the general public is advised not to patronize any medicine for such claim since their safety, quality and efficacy cannot be guaranteed.

Meanwhile persons on Anti-Retroviral Medications are advised to continue with their medications and not allow themselves to be swayed by false and unsubstantiated claims.

We further encourage the general public to provide information on persons in any activities that are likely to endanger public health and safety with respect to FDA’s mandate through any of the following contact numbers: 0244337235, 0299802932 or 0299802933.

You may also reach us on our Toll Free line or text to the short code as follows:

Toll Free line: 0800-151-000 (free only on Vodafone and Airtel networks)

Short Code: 4015 (Free on all networks excluding GLO)

HUDU MOGTARI

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Source: 3news.com | Ghana

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