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National Drug Authority Warns Public On Unlicensed Outlets

National Drug Authority Warns Public On Unlicensed Outlets

National Drug Authority has warned the public against buying drugs and medicines from unlicensed drug out let’s.

Briefing journalists in Kampala NDA spokesman Abiaz Rwamwiri said illegal pharmacies are on rampage selling expired drugs.

“NDA appeals to the public to be vigilant and report any drug outlet that do not comply with standards as laid down in the NDA Act. In the same spirit we wish to advise the public to always buy medicines from only licensed drug out let’s ad pharmacies,” Abiaz said.

He advisesd all operators whose drug outlets have been closed to report to NDA Kampala Metropolitan regional offices for guidance.

Abiaz however  notes with concern the issue of absentee qualified professionals which impacts on the quality of service delivery and a key condition for licensing.

NDA conducted a targeted enforcement operation on drug outlets in Kampala to ensure compliance with the national Drug policy and impounded 118 boxes of assorted drugs from closed pharmacies and clinics amounting to sh45 million.

According to NDA recorded there 202 registered pharmacies in Uganda, 220 retail pharmacies in Kampala.

National Drug Authority was established in 1993 by national Drug Authority policy statute which in 2000 became the National Drug Policy and Authority Act.

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