Pharma union warns citizens on online sales
ANKARA - Anatolia News Agency
Turkish pharmacies cannot sell fake medicine, says the local pharmacists union. Hürriyet photoHead of the Turkish Pharmacists Union Harun Kızılay warned Turkish citizens to purchase their medications at Turkish pharmacies rather than through online stores.
“It is impossible for medication purchased at pharmacies to be fake,” he said in a statement.
“The Health Ministry closely follows and controls the medication sold in Turkish pharmacies, so it is impossible to find fake medication at any pharmacy,” he said. According to Kızılay, pharmacies must document exactly how much of each medication is distributed both to hospitals and patients.
He warned that because of the bootleg production of pharmaceuticals, Turkish citizens should not attempt to purchase any of their medications over the Internet.