Iraqi Ministry of Health closes 200 illegal pharmacies

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Iraq's Ministry of Health announced Friday (April 27th) it has closed 200 pharmacies nationwide as part of the first campaign to close all pharmacies that operate without a license or deal in narcotic or harmful medications.

"The security forces and all government agencies in Iraq are preoccupied with counter-terrorism efforts which has led to an increase in the pharmacies that threaten citizens' health by selling expired drugs for low prices, or contraband items such as stimulants and tranquilisers," Dr. Ghada Jabbar, the Ministry of Health's advisor for health control, told Al-Shorfa.

"The police are aiding health officials in this campaign which is aimed at raising health security and preventing fraud and deceit being practiced by these pharmacies against Iraqi citizens," Jabbar said.

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