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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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NDA, Church of Uganda sign MoU to curb drug abuse in schools

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Drug Authority (NDA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Church of Uganda to curb drug and substance abuse in Anglican secondary schools. At an event held on Wednesday, the Archbishop Church of Uganda Stephen Samuel Kazimba Mugalu said this school-based drug …

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Drug manufacturers want NDA to expedite approval process

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Drug Authority (NDA) has started a program of retooling company chemists to eliminate unnecessary bureaucracy. Abiaz Rwamwiri, the NDA spokesperson says that they have rejected some of the manufacturers drug prototypes many times for always misfiring on important aspects such as mixing the …

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UNBS directed to withdraw quality mark on energy drinks

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Committee on Trade, Tourism and Industry has directed Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) to withdraw their distinctive marks on all the energy drinks which have violated standards. The Chairperson of the committee, Mwine Mpaka gave the regulatory body seven days to take punitive …

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Private pharmacies operating within Mulago hospital evicted

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Private pharmacies that have been operating within Mulago National referral hospital have been kicked out following a directive by health minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng. The minister instructed the National Drug Authority (NDA) to enforce closure of all private facilities operating within public health facilities. According …

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NDA moves to end drug hawking in Arua city

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Drug Authority-NDA has embarked on a campaign to stop drug hawkers in Arua city. Emmanuel Omirambe, the NDA West Nile regional manager notes that drug hawkers in public places including streets and commercial buses have increased ever since Arua was elevated to city …

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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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Livestock farmers in Tooro puzzled by drug resistant ticks

Kabarole, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Drugs Authority-NDA has embarked on training extension workers and livestock farmers in the Rwenzori region on rational use of drugs following farmers’ complaints about drug resistance. The training comes at a time when livestock farmers in Kabarole district are troubled by the continued …

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