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Drug deptt warns it will scrap licence

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, August 19

Department of Drug Administration, issuing a notice today, warned retailers and wholesale pharmacies that their licence would be scrapped if they were found selling drugs that were not registered with the department.

“Pharmacies were found selling dietary supplements, ointments and nutraceuticals which were not  registered with the department, said Santosh KC, senior drug administrator at the department.

According to Drugs Act 1978, any person who has obtained certificate pursuant to Section 10 shall sell and distribute only those drugs registered as per Section 8A of the act, which says any drug manufacturing industry shall, prior to the sale and distribution of each drug manufactured by it, register the drug with the department as prescribed and obtain the drug registration certificate.

It also states that any person, who intends to import a drug of a licensed company, shall get the drug registered with the department prior to its import and obtain the registration licence.

A version of this article appears in print on August 20, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.

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