Belmopan. July 16, 2019.  As part of its ongoing initiatives to provide quality healthcare medications, the Ministry of Health sent five different generic medications to the Caribbean Regional Public Health Agency’s (CARPHA) Drug Testing Laboratory, which is CARICOM’s regional reference laboratory for testing. The medications range from antibiotics to antidiabetic drugs that were sampled from the public sector.

All five medications have passed the quality tests performed as per international standards. This means that these generic medications are of confirmed quality.

The medications tested were:

Product Name Manufacturer Batch No. Expiry Date
Ciprofloxacin 500 mg tablets GAMMA Laboratorios, El Salvador C17100 03/2020
Glibenclamide 5 mg tablets Generifar S.A., Nicaragua 271418 04/2021
Atenolol 50 mg tablets Generifar S.A., Nicaragua 761418 04/2021
ACEVIRAL (Aciclovir) 400 mg caplet Gefarca Industria Farmaceutica, Dominican Republic 197/17 07/2020
Amoxicillin 500 mg tablets Reyoung Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., China 163132189 9/2019

The medications were selected based on a risk-based approach strategy which includes medications from the larger population and public health program. The Ministry remains committed in the continuous monitoring of pharmaceuticals and hereby seeks ongoing public engagement in reporting any suspicious medication to the Drug Inspectorate Unit at 828-4467 or via the email.


For more information, contact:

Mrs. Danini Marin

Director – Drug Inspectorate Unit, Ministry of Health