Abu Dhabi: The health authorities in Abu Dhabi have withdrawn 69 types of medicines since the beginning of this year.
The Abu Dhabi Health Directorate had issued circulars to all medical facilities, departments and pharmacies to stop prescribing the banned medicines.
The banned types included medicines which are prescribed to treat patients suffering from allergies, blood pressure, constipation, cancer, cardiovascular problems and phlegm.
The list of banned items included types of medical nutritive additives. Meanwhile, the health authorities lifted the ban on nine other medications after ensuring their safety.