NDA closes down a further 14 unlicensed pharmacies: crackdown on non-compliant pharmacies continues.
Uganda National Drug Authority has in the past few days closed several pharmacies for operating without valid 2018 licenses issued by the Authority, contrary to section 14 of the National Drug Policy and Authority Act, Chapter 206 of the Laws of Uganda.
The closed pharmacies are;
Mediva Pharmacy located in Mutungo
Safe Script Pharmacy located in Mbale
Glory Pharmacy located in Mbale Taxi Park
Avion Pharmacy located in Kirombe
Kevad Pharmacy located in Kitintale
Wellness Pharmacy located in Kiganda, Mubende
Tash Pharma Pharmacy located in Mbuya Kinawataka
Western Pharmacy located in Kabwohe
Salient Pharmacy located in Buloba
Rideout (Elton) located in Nalukolongo
Pulse Pharmacy located in Hoima
Greenfield Pharmacy located in Kigumba, Kiryandongo
Previous Pharmacy located in Mubende
Kisuki Pharmacy located in Bundibugyo.
This is an ongoing process; the closed pharmacies will be re-opened as soon as they each acquire a 2018 NDA-issued license. In case you find any of these pharmacies open, please ask them to present their 2018 NDA license or else report them to NDA or nearest police station.
The Authority remains committed to ensuring that safe, efficacious and good quality drugs are available to the population of Uganda at all times. The public is urged to remain vigilant and only buy drugs from licensed pharmacies and drug shops.
To report counterfeit medicines, suspicious vendors and unlicensed outlets; please reach us on our toll-free line – 0800 101 999 or directly inbox us on this platform.