Dubai pharmacies are being fined for price tampering

Dubai pharmacies are being fined for price tampering

31 Mar 2020

They were marking up the price of face masks and hand sanitisers

Three pharmacies in Dubai have been fined for price tampering, after it was found that they had marked up the price of hand sanitiser and face masks. 

The Commercial Compliance and Consumer Protection, CCCP, sector at Dubai Economy investigated the three pharmacies, located in Jumeirah, Al Khawaneej and Mirdif, after consumers had complained to the CCCP. 

"A repeat offense would attract double the fines and may lead to closing down the outlet," they warned.

Two of the pharmacies were found to have exaggerated the price of face masks while the third had sold sanitisers at a higher price and without proper invoicing, according to CCCP.

Customers can report price manipulation or negative practices by calling the hotline 600 54 5555 or reporting it on the Dubai Consumer app or Consumer Rights website.