Four Poultry Medications Banned15 June 2011
UGANDA - The National Drug Authority (NDA) has banned four poultry drugs thought to be potentially harmful to human health.
The National Drug Authority (NDA) yesterday displayed four types of veterinary drugs and warned the public to desist from using them to treat their poultry, saying the chicken would be dangerous to human life when eaten.
According to Daily Monitor, the controversial drugs, according to NDA, include Fuzol, Apealyte, Cospro-F and Neophil, which are used by many farmers in treatment of poultry disease.
"These drugs have been withdrawn from the market because they have been discovered to cause cancer to human life once they are consumed through these poultry products," Dr Benard Sibwomo, the NDA inspector of drugs, said.
Dr Sibwomo warned suppliers of the controversial drugs that they would be arrested and charged in courts. He also asked the public to be vigilant and report those selling the prohibited drugs to the authorities.
He added that they received a report about the drugs last year and immediately started cracking down on the people selling them.
"We have started a system to detect a diverse drug reaction system and take quick response," he said.
Fredrick Sekyana, the NDA chairman, said they have intensified the crack-down on illegal drugs in the country to protect patients from consuming substandard and or falsified drugs in the country.