Min­istry: Ru­mors on fake can­cer med­i­ca­tion ‘un­true’

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

The Min­istry of Health dis­missed as “un­true” ru­mors on the ad­min­is­trat­ing of fake can­cer drugs. The Min­istry said in a state­ment yes­ter­day that a com­mit­tee was formed to in­ves­ti­gate the mat­ter. Af­ter ex­am­i­na­tion, the com­mit­tee proved that all can­cer med­i­ca­tion that was de­scribed as “fake” on so­cial me­dia had un­der­gone tech­ni­cal and bioe­quiv­a­lence test­ing be­fore they were regis­tered at the Min­istry as “fit” for can­cer med­i­ca­tion.

Can­cer ther­a­pists also stressed that no com­pli­ca­tions or side ef­fects have been recorded on those who have been tak­ing these med­i­ca­tions. The com­mit­tee pointed out that the medicines were pur­chased in ac­cor­dance to reg­u­la­tions by GCC joint ten­der for drugs and health­care prod­ucts and Euro­pean Medicines Agency (EMA). The Min­istry urged the pub­lic to dis­re­gard these ru­mors that at­tempt to impact health se­cu­rity in the coun­try, em­pha­siz­ing that the Min­istry is ad­min­is­trat­ing the best and safest med­i­ca­tions.

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