The Food and Drug Control Center has warned against the accumulation of expired medicines in a number of hospitals and health centers.
In a statement on its Facebook page, the center said its action teams have conducted inspection visits to a number of public hospitals and health facilities within municipalities of Greater Tripoli and reported large stocks of expired medicines in their stores.
"Most of the drugs found are used to treat chronic diseases and are in high demand," the center noted, questioning why these expired medications have not been disposed of, and why not dispensed to those who need them in the first place.
The center called on the competent authorities to intervene urgently in order to discard these expired drugs within pharmaceutical waste management guidelines.
It expressed concern that these products might end up in the wrong hands. Some "mean-spirited" people might falsify these products and sell them once again, in total disregard of people's lives and safety," the center stated.