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NDA cautions against using herbal mixtures to treat malaria

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | National Drug Authority (NDA) has cautioned against the use of non-pharmaceutical forms of the Artemisia plant to treat malaria even though widely used antimalarial drugs like coartem are derived from the plant. While people continue to use herbal concoctions vended around busy Kampala streets as …

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NDA sanctions panty condom acceptability study

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The long-awaited panty condom might be on the market within the next six months. The panty condom, which was brought into the country about two years ago had remained unused, to allow the National Drug Authority (NDA) time to prove that it’s fit for …

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NDA impounds medicines worth UGX 75m in Northern Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The National Drug Authority (NDA) has confiscated over 200 boxes of assorted medicines during a five-day enforcement operation conducted in 16 districts in northern Uganda. The authority also issued closure notices to 164 drug outlets that have been operating without necessary requirements, across the …

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NDA impounds drugs in West Nile

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Drug Authority-NDA has impounded an assortment of drugs worth 63 million shillings and closed 64 drug outlets in an operation in West Nile. The four days operation was conducted in the districts of Adjumani, Moyo, Yumbe, Koboko, Arua, Nebbi and Pakwach. Emmanuel …

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NDA to withdraw licenses of private pharmacies in Mulago Hospital

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | National Drug Authority-NDA is set to withdraw the licenses of newly opened private pharmacies in Mulago National Referral Hospital. They include First pharmacy and Ecopharm pharmacy, which opened just a month ago. The move follows a directive president, Yoweri Museveni to NDA to …

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Recalled Hepatitis B drug safe for consumption-NDA

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Drug Authority-NDA has given Cipla’s Hepatitis B drug Texavir the green light saying that it is safe for human consumption. This comes after Cipla Quality Chemical Industries, issued a voluntary recall in July after it was discovered that the packaging for medicine …

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Fake pneumonia drug on sale

WHO warns of falsified Augmentin | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that fake versions of the antibiotic Augmentin have been discovered in Uganda and Kenya. The genuine drug is sold by GlaxoSmithKline but the packaging of the falsified drugs says it is manufactured by SmithKline …

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Uganda receives 20 doses of Ebola drugs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Twenty doses of Ebola drugs have been imported into the country. The doses are being kept at standby treatment centre at Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital to cover the western part of the country in case of an outbreak and other doses are being …

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