Pharmacies are doing business without fear of law providing harmful drugs like Corex-D syrups as well as injunctions like Diazepam and other tablets used as tranquilizer which are making the people drug addict.
From Our Correspondent
Shortage of the Corex-D Cough Syrup has been reported in the markets of Khairpur and Sukkur, and one of the main reasons is said to be its consumption as alcoholic drink by the addict population being easily available.
Such drugs are sold without check as generally the owners of the Medical Stores sell the medicines without the prescription of the qualified doctors.
It has been observed here that the people frequently use the Corex-D syrup in parties and other gatherings because it’s a cheapest drink than the other alcoholic drinks.
Meanwhile, eminent Physician Dr. Abdul Hayee Phulpoto said that 60 percent population of the Sukkur and Khairpur used self-medication, while the Medical Store Keepers do not demand from the people any prescription suggested by the doctors. “They are doing business without any fear of law providing harmful drugs like Corex-D syrups as well as injunctions like Diazepam and other tablets used as tranquilizer which are making the people drug addict,” he told.
He said that there exists a Health Care Commissions setup by the health department of Sindh government to keep check and prevent the Pharmacy houses from the sale of banned drugs and to verify the Licenses. “But the Drug Inspectors posted in the districts to keep check, never bother to perform duties. There was a no such practice witnessed, and that was a main reason that drug addicts’ number was increasing,” he remarked.
Dr. Phulpoto said that many deaths happened due to use of the alcoholic drugs being used without the prescription of the doctors.
He suggested to impose ban on selling all kinds of medicines without the prescription by the doctors and Health Care Commission should ensure the strict action against the unlicensed pharmacies and practice of the quacks to save the precious lives of the citizens.