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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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Gov’t halts Israeli firm medical cannabis license

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has suspended the license issued to Israel Firm,Together Pharma to grow medical marijuana in Uganda. The State Minister of Finance and Investment, Evelyn Anite announced the decision this morning, saying the Health Minister has been tasked to research on the matter and report …

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Health ministry warns herbalists, media houses on drug adverts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Health Ministry has cautioned herbalists and media houses from airing false adverts. According to the Health Ministry, media houses that advertise non-approved herbal products will be liable to a fine of Shillings 20 million. The fine is part of the newly approved Traditional and …

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NDA closes 14 pharmacies over licenses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Drug Authority-NDA has closed fourteen additional pharmacies for operating without valid licenses. According to NDA, the closed pharmacies have been operating without valid 2018 licenses contrary to Section 14 of the National Drug Policy and Authority Act. The closed pharmacies include Mediva Pharmacy …

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