OF&A announces pharmaceutical investigations appointment

June 2000 Security Services & Risk Management, Government and Parastatal (Industry)

Above:Kemble Morgan, newly appointed Divisional Head of OF&A's Parmaceutical Investigations Diviaion.

South African pioneers of forensic investigations - OF&A - announced the appointment of Kemble Morgan as Head of OF&A's Pharmaceutical Investigations Division. The appointment comes shortly after OF&A's re-activation of the country's first pharmaceutical tip-offs anonymous 0800 line.

Morgan joins OF&A's team of professional investigators as a qualified pharmacist, bringing with him the necessary expertise and experience to strengthen OF&A's client offering of a specialised, professional in-house workforce.

Ockie Fourie, CE of OF&A, said that Morgan's appointment is a significant investment for OF&A, facilitating the company's continued success in the arrest and convictions in high-profile investigations. "By placing the expertise behind each task force, our clients are assured of the correct legal procedures being followed and expert evidence given, resulting in a high conviction rate," says Fourie.

Morgan's responsibilities will include the supervision and investigation of:

* Thefts from Government warehouses and hospitals.

* From manufacturers and wholesalers.

* Investigations into tampered packaging, re-packaging of medicines, counterfeit and fake products.

* Investigations into illegally imported or non-registered pharmaceutical products.

Morgan's most recent position was within the government sector at the Central Wits Regional Pharmacy. Morgan obtained his BPharm qualifications from Wits Medical School.

OF&A's Pharmaceutical Investigation Division offers southern Africa's pharmaceutical industry - manufacturers, distributors and whole-salers - the expertise and discrete services of product analysis and investigations into areas of theft, fraud and violations of the Medicines Control Act.

For details contact Kemble Morgan on tel: (011) 463 1670.

The pharmaceutical tip-offs anonymous line can be reached on 0800 119 559.

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