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Medicine shortage looms over coronavirus-hit Europe

The Hague, Netherlands | AFP | While the world waits for a coronavirus vaccine, medicines used to deal with the symptoms of the disease are increasingly in critically short supply in Europe, the worst-hit continent. From sedatives needed to intubate patients struggling to breathe to anti-malarial drugs heavily backed by US …

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NDA warns against hoarding drugs in wake of COVID -19

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Drug Authority (NDA) has cautioned the public against hoarding medicines, as the country faces the worst strain of coronavirus. According to NDA, some people stocked medicines from pharmacies, even as it’s recommended that some drugs can only be taken with prescription by …

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Coronavirus outbreak sparks new trend in counterfeit medical items

Lyon, France | INTERPOL | Counterfeit facemasks, substandard hand sanitizers and unauthorized antiviral medication were all seized under Operation Pangea XIII, which saw police, customs and health regulatory authorities from 90 countries take part in collective action against the illicit online sale of medicines and medical products. The operation resulted …

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Breakdown of ambulances hindering emergency medical care in Amuru

Amuru, Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Amuru district health department is facing difficulties to respond to medical emergencies due to lack of functioning ambulance services. The only two ambulances belonging to the district including one that was donated around 2006 by Medicines Sans Frontiers, an international humanitarian medical non-governmental organization …

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IGAD, NDA partner to improve quality of medicines in Nomadic regions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Drug Authority is working on a plan to guarantee delivery of quality medicines to the population in nomadic regions. This is part of the efforts by the United Nations Development Program-UNDP and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development – IGAD, to ensure safety, security …

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