FDA close two pharmacies in Male’ for failing to reach authority’s standards

Maldives Food and Drug Authority (FDA) has ordered the closure of two pharmacies in Male’ after they failed to meet the authority’s standards.

An FDA official told local media that both Point Three Pharmacy on Sosun Magu and Furadhaana Pharmacy on Maaveyo Magu were ordered to close on March 23.

Point Pharmacy Chief Executive Officer Hamza Gasim said that Point Three Pharmacy was forced to close after the FDA found medication stored in pharmacy’s toilet, local media reported.

According to Hamza, only ointments and bandages had been kept in the toilet block, and that no ingestible or injectable medication had been stored there.