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Dr Tuicakau: Choose Prescribed Medicines Over Herbal Medicines

Dr Tuicakau: Choose Prescribed Medicines Over Herbal Medicines
Prescribed Medicines
April 16
13:07 2016

Ministry of Health and Medical Service Permanent Secretary Dr Meciusela Tuicakau is urging members of the public to choose prescribed medicines than herbal medicines.

Dr Tuicakau said this after Fiji Sun informed him that there are people out there on the streets selling herbal medicines.

“It is not illegal to sell or buy herbal medicines and its public’s choice whether to buy or not buy the herbal medicines.

“But, we usually advise the general public to purchase medicines prescribed by their doctors and for them to be very careful when purchasing the herbal medicines,” he said.

Dr Tuicakau said the ministry was working very hard on coming up with something on traditional medicines usage in Fiji.

 

Edited by Paula Tuvuki

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