FDA bans bleaching creams

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The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has since last year stopped registering body creams with bleaching agents.

The acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), Mrs Mimi Darko, made this known on Wednesday when she appeared before Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC).

Answering questions posed by the Chairman of the PAC, Mr James Avedzi, on what the FDA was doing about bleaching creams, Mrs Darko said the FDA was currently engaging in sensitisation programmes to educate market women and other groups on the negative effects of bleaching.

The committee commended the FDA for its performance so far and urged it to do more to protect consumers in the country.

Pharmacy Council

It emerged during the committee’s sitting that an amount of GH¢61,448.00 was paid to a former staff of the Pharmacy Council while she was on study leave for three years.

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