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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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Over 100 cows in Isingiro go blind

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 100 cows have lost their eye sight in Kakamba sub county in Isingiro district. Benon Mutakirwa Rugaju, the chairperson Kakamba Dairy Cooperative Society which brings together 150 dairy farmers in Kakamba sub county says that their cows are going blind and they …

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NDA boss wants stores for veterinary medicines

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The chairman board of the National Drug Authority (NDA), Dr Merdard Bitekyereezo says he intends to ensure there are effective animal medicines on the market. According to Bitekyereezo, all his efforts in riding the veterinary medicine sector of fake products was impeded by lack of an …

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NDA launches app to improve reporting of adverse drug reaction

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Drug Authority-NDA has unveiled a new app to be used to report adverse drug reactions. The new Med Safety Mobile App is implemented under the World Health Organization-WHO WEB-RADR project which seeks to utilize the powers of social media and new technologies for …

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NDA cracks down on illegal drug dealers, arrests 4 in Mbale

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Drug Authority-NDA has impounded unauthorised drugs worth Shillings 50 Million and picked up four suspects in Mbale town. This followed a crackdown on illegal drug shops in Bugisu and Sebei sub regions conducted by NDA backed by the Uganda Police Force. During …

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Over 30m condoms available for christmas, boxing day- MoH

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  More than 30 million male and 173,000 female condoms are ready for distribution nationwide during Christmas and Boxing Day. Vastha Kibirige, the National Coordinator of the Condom Desk in the Health Ministry disclosed this to URN. Unlike the usual stock out during the festive season, Kibirige …

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NDA closes 183 drug outlets in Western Ugandan.

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 183 drug outlets have been closed by the National Drug Authority-NDA in Western Uganda over the last one week. The outlets were closed in an enforcement operation that started on November 18, 2019 and ended on November 22, 2019. It covered 19 …

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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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