January 28, 2023

Import of legal medicines increased substantially

Import of legal medicines increased substantially

KABUL, Jan. 02 – the volume of legal medicines imported into Afghanistan has been increased substantially over the past few months, said Afghanistan Food and Drug Authority (AFDA) in a statement.

According AFDA, an assessment of the pharmaceutical industry has been carried out.

In a meeting of the technical board of the authority, chaired by Mutiullah Sahibzada, the deputy of administrative programs, 124 pharmaceutical firms and eight proposals by institutions and companies were approved after evaluation, the statement reads.

The authority has so far seized and safely disposed 800 tons of expired and low quality medicines since the start of the year, following the inspection of pharmaceutical facilities, according to the statement.

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