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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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10 percent of drug regimens in Uganda have counterfeits -NDA

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 10 per cent of the drug regimens in the country have substandard or counterfeit copies of them sold on the market, according to the National Drug Authority. Although they appear indistinguishable, the fake brands are mixed with other chemicals changing their chemical composition and …

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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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NDA clears use of Ebola vaccines in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Drug Authority and National Council for Science and Technology have finally approved the use of experimental Ebola treatment drugs in the country. Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng, announced on Twitter that they got clearance from both Uganda National Council for Science and Technology …

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NDA closes 138 drug outlets for breaching operational guidelines

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | National Drug Authority-NDA has closed 138 drug outlets during an enforcement operation conducted in parts of Eastern Uganda over the last one week. The operation which started on Monday, June 10 is ending today, in the districts of Bugiri, Buikwe, Bugweri, Buyende, Iganga, Jinja, Kaliro, …

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NDA impounds 121 boxes of drugs, arrests five in West Nile

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Drug Authority (NDA) has arrested five people for illegal dealing in drugs. Four people including a Congolese national were arrested in Arua, while one was arrested in Nebbi in a crackdown on illegal dealing in drugs. The five day operation which started …

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NDA impounds drugs in western Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Drugs worth millions of shillings have been impounded in a joint operation conducted by the National Drug Authority (NDA) and the Uganda Police force. The drugs impounded include veterinary drugs that were mainly being sold in un-recommended conditions or by unlicensed people. According to …

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Fake postinor, quinine on the market

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fake Postinor and Quinine drugs have hit the market according to the health ministry and the national medical stores. Postinor is used as an emergency contraceptive drug that stops one from conceiving after having unprotected sex if taken within 72 hours after sexual intercourse. …

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