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Buy medicines only from NDA licensed drug outlets

Tuesday, 9th August 2016

                                          PUBLIC NOTICE
                          NATIONAL DRUG AUTHORITY (NDA)

The National Drug Authority (NDA)is a Government Agency mandated under the National Drug Policy and Authority Act, Cap 206 Laws of Uganda to ensure the availability at all times of essential, efficacious, and cost effective drugs to the entire population of Uganda as a means of providing satisfactory healthcare and safeguarding the appropriate use of drugs.

In order to deliver the above mandate, NDA conducts several quality assurance measures to ensure medicines available for use in Uganda conform to prescribed standards as established by National Drug Policy and Authority Act and Regulations made thereunder and are fit for use. These include among others:
1)  Ensuring compliance with Good Manufacturing Practice by carrying out inspections for all manufacturers exporting medicines to Uganda as well as those manufacturing medicines locally.
2)  Registration of medicines to determine and ensure efficacy and safety of all medicines used in Uganda.
3)  Import control, including verification of all medicines imported into the country.
4)  Licensing of premises to ensure they are suitable and manned by qualified personnel.
5)  Ensuring compliance with Good Distribution Practices.
6)  Routine testing of medicines in the National Drug Quality Control Laboratory.

We have found out from our routine inspections, that some pharmacies, hospitals, clinics and drug shops are engaged in the sale of unauthorized medicines, which are neither registered nor approved by National Drug Authority. This notice therefore serves as a warning to all pharmacies, hospitals, clinics and drug shops engaged in the sale of unauthorized medicines to stop forthwith. NDA will continue to carry out inspections and anyone found in contravention of the law will be prosecuted in accordance with the law.

The public is advised and encouraged to buy medicines only from NDA licensed drug outlets and to report to NDA any suspicious/ unauthorized medicines and or counterfeits found on the market at,Tel: 0414255665, 0414347391/2 Information on registered medicines and licensed outlets is available on our website 

Secretary to the Authority