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COVID-19: Uganda discontinues Vitamin C usage

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s Health Ministry has discontinued the use of Vitamin C in the management of COVID-19 citing the high toxic levels associated with the drug. Vitamin C, alias ascorbic acid, is a chewable or dissolvable tablet or intravenous drug that supplements the uptake of nutrients in the …

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Pharmacies rationing Vitamin C tablets

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Pharmacies around Kampala are rationing Vitamin C tablets due to the shortage of the drug on the Ugandan market.  At many pharmacies that URN visited in Ntinda, Wandegeya, Kamwokya and within the Central Business District, customers cannot buy more than one box of Vitamin C …

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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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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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