No toxic medicine capsule found in Sanya drug stores
On 23rd May, a reporter visited several drug stores in Sanya, and found no such medicine capsules. “We have kept a close eye on these unsafe drug capsules since the beginning of the toxic drug capsules scandal. Any unsafe drug capsules have been and will continue to be pulled from the shelves the moment they are found to be hazardous to people’s health,” said a drug store salesman.
Some citizens have asked the question: Can we take the drug capsules without the capsule shells since they are unsafe? The answer is definitely “No”! According to an expert, the capsule shell keeps the drug inside away from gastric juice, and carries it to the intestinal canal. Only in this way can the drug be absorbed properly. What’s more, the capsule shell also prevents the drug inside from affecting the oral cavity, esophagus, and stomach. It’s therefore very unwise to get rid of the capsule shells when taking drug capsules.