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NDA impounds drugs worth sh150m in Rubaga raid

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Drug Authority (NDA) has confiscated drugs worth over 150 million Shillings in an enforcement operation carried out on unlicensed outlets in Rubaga Division in Kampala. Abiaz Rwamwiri, the authority’s Public Relations Officer told URN that a total of 80 outlets were inspected …

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NDA to clampdown on misleading drug adverts in Ugandan media

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Amidst the struggles to ensure that producers of herbal medicines comply with the set guidelines for the promotion of medicines, the National Drug Authority (NDA) is partnering with the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) to block any irregular advertisements on TV or radio. Abiaz …

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Parents in Busia using children to smuggle drugs across borders

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Internal Affairs has revealed that parents in Busia are using children to smuggle drugs across the borders. Agnes Igoye, the Deputy Coordinator for the prevention of trafficking in persons, said incidents of using children and people with disabilities to traffic drugs were …

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Vet doctors demand better regulation of animal drugs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Veterinary Association (UVA) has asked government to give them a greater role in the regulation of veterinary drugs to help stop a flood of fake products in the country. They have demanded that government brings back the regulation of veterinary drugs to the Ministry …

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NDA stuck with impounded drugs worth UGX 53million

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Drugs Authority (NDA) southwestern region office is stuck with drugs worth 53 million Shillings that were impounded during operations carried out last year. The two weeks operation was conducted in 15 districts of Buhweju, Bushenyi, Ibanda, Isingiro, Kasese, Kamwenge, Kazo, Kiruhura, Kitagwenda, Lyantonde, Mbarara, …

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Gulu medics demand regulation of sale of abortion inducing drugs

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health officials in Gulu district are calling for the regulation of the sale of abortion-inducing drugs. The proposal comes amidst a reported rise in health complications coupled with deaths among teenage girls practicing unsafe abortion. Data from the health department shows that a total of …

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Health workers in Agago district interdicted over abuse of office

Agago, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | Eleven workers in three health facilities in Agago district have been interdicted for alleged negligence of duty and theft of essential drugs. Those interdicted include senior health staff and support staff working at Lamiyo health centre II, Kuywee health centre II, and Geregere health centre …

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NDA shuts down 178 drug shops in Western Uganda

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Drug Authority-NDA has closed 178 drug outlets in Western Uganda. The outlets were closed in an operation that started on December 1, 2021 and ended on December 10, 2021, covering 19 districts of Ntoroko, Bundibugyo, Bunyangabo,Kabarole,Mubende, Kyenjojo, Kyegegwa, Kagadi, Kakumiro, Mityana, Kasanda, Hoima, …

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