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iciHaiti - Health Alert : Counterfeit drug
24/02/2024 08:29:48

iciHaiti - Health Alert : Counterfeit drug
Dr. Alex LARSEN, the Minister of Public Health, informs the general population and health professionals in particular that a counterfeit medicine sold under the name "Citrato de Cafeina" is circulating across the country.

This counterfeit product referenced in this alert and labeled "Citrato de Cafeina, 20mg/1ml" is presented in an amber vial, covered with a double white label with letters printed in red and blue

With reference to the primary packaging written in Spanish, the MSPP indicates that:

The name of the laboratory “P&SA” is not registered in Haiti;
The date of manufacture (08/2020) and the expiration date (08/2024) indicated on the label have no traceability in Haiti;
The use of "Citrato de Cafeina, 20mg/1ml" may result in erroneous and ineffective treatment as well as other serious health risks due to the conditions of use which may, in certain circumstances, endanger the life of the person.

The Minister invites users to obtain their supplies exclusively from authorized pharmaceutical establishments (list on the MSPP website) and calls on the Population to be vigilant.

The purchase, distribution, sale and use of any product meeting the aforementioned characteristics are strictly prohibited on the Haitian market.

The Ministry urges health professionals and consumers in general to report any incident relating to pharmacovigilance to the Health Directorate of their respective jurisdiction for any appropriate immediate administrative action.

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