The Food and Drugs Authority(FDA) and Pharmacy Council of Ghana(PC Ghana) have tasked the general public to be vigilant as fake hydrogen peroxide is being sold on the market. The primary reason the trade of this substance is because there have been claims that it aids in the prevention and treatment of COVID-19.
In a statement issued by the the FDA and the PC, they cautioned the general public to purchase only Food and Drugs Authority approved hydrogen peroxide and other medicinal products.
See excerpts of their statement below:
A joint monitoring exercise by officers of Pharmacy Council (PC) and the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has revealed shortage of hydrogen peroxide in pharmaceutical facilities due to panic buying.
This has given rise to the sale of fake and substandard Hydrogen Peroxide on the market. Pharmacies and Over the Counter Medicine Shops are hereby cautioned to always buy their stocks from licensed wholesalers and manufacturers.
The general public is also being reminded to purchase only Food and Drugs Authority approved hydrogen peroxide and other medicinal products and be on the lookout for the mandatory FDA registration numbers on such products, if they are manufactured in Ghana.