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Husband reports wife to police over drug theft

Entebbe, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  A woman has been arrested in Entebbe for allegedly stealing drugs from Kisubi Hospital.    Stella Mulobole, a cleaner at the hospital was arrested on Monday after police officers raided her home in Kawuku, Katabi Town Council. They allegedly found a variety of medical supplies …

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Trump says unproven coronavirus drugs could be ‘gift from God’

Washington, United States | AFP |  US President Donald Trump on Monday said antimalarial drugs that are under investigation to treat the new coronavirus could be a “gift from God” despite scientists warning against the dangers of overhyping unproven medicines. Trump announced last week his administration was working to dramatically expand …

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Patients stranded as Luweero health centres run out of drugs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Luweero hospital and government health centres have run out of essential medicines leaving hundreds of patients stranded. Every two months, National Medical Stores (NMS) is supposed to deliver essential drugs to district stores before they are distributed across health centres. However, in Luweero district, …

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Pharmacists decry wastage of drugs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Pharmacists are blaming government for failing to account for drugs that expire from stores. Sam Opio, the Secretary of the Pharmaceutical Society of Uganda said even as the annual drug availability report launched on Thursday by the Medicines Transparency Alliance puts drug availability in …

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Gangs dominate Secondary schools in Mbale town – Survey

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | A number of schools in Mbale town are witnessing an increase in gangs, comprising students, known for using drugs, encouraging bullying and violence in schools and increasing urban crime. A survey undertaken by Human Rights Activists Elgon Sub Region- HURA, a nonprofit Organisation operating …

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Butabika Hospital officials grilled over drug shortages

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Officials from the Butabika National Mental Referral Hospital have been tasked to explain the stock out of essential drugs at the facility which has forced patients to resort to expensive health care systems. Led by the Executive Director Butabika Hospital, Dr David Basangwa, the …

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Swimming Australia denies cover-up of Jack failed drug test

Melbourne, Australia | AFP | Swimming Australia insisted Sunday it followed the rules in dealing with a failed drug test by relay world-record holder Shayna Jack, rejecting claims it wasn’t transparent about the “embarrassing” result. The 20-year-old, part of Australia’s 4x100m freestyle team that set a world record at last year’s …

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China swim star Sun ‘no drug cheat’ – coach Cotterell

Gwangju, South Korea | AFP |  Chinese swim king Sun Yang is no drug cheat and has been the victim of “ill-informed” protests from athletes at the world championships, insists his Australian coach. Denis Cotterell has worked with the 11-time world champion since the 2008 Beijing Olympics and maintains China’s sporting …

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