The Functions of the Drug Authority

The functions of the Drug Authority are stated under Section 5 of the NDP/A Act, Cap. 206. These are:

  • deal with the development and regulation of the pharmacies and drugs in the country;
  • control the importation, exportation and sale of pharmaceuticals;
  • control the quality of drugs;
  • promote and control local production of essential drugs;
  • encourage research and development of herbal medicines;
  • establish and revise professional guidelines and disseminate information to the health professionals and the public;
  • provide advice and guidance to the Minister and bodies concerned with drugs on the implementation of the National Drug Policy; and
  • perform any other function that is connected with the above or that may be accorded to it by law.