The High Court (HC) on Tuesday directed the government to remove all date-expired medicines from the market across the country.
The court also ordered the authorities concerned of the the government to place a report before it after complying with the order by July 16.The HC bench comprising Justice FRM Nazmul Ahsan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader passed the order following a writ petition.
The court on Tuesday (today) also issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain in within a month why their inaction to remove the date-expired medicines from the pharmacies should not be declared illegal.
Seeking necessary action in stopping the sale of expired medicines from the market, Barrister Mahfuzur Rahma Milon, executive director of Justice Watch Foundation, filed a writ petition with the HC on Monday (yesterday) after analysing reports on ‘date-expired medicines’ published in various newspapers recently.
According to media reports, the Directorate of National Consumer Rights Protection found date-expired medicines in 93 per cent of the pharmacies in the capital where it conducted drives over six months.