The Pharmacy and Medicines Regulatory Authority (PMRA) has announced that it has revoked the licences of 28 pharmaceutical companies in the country for failure to comply with laws and regulations of the medical operations.
The PMRA says the companies have failed to comply with Act No.9 of 2019 including operating without a licences, stocking prescription only Medicines (POM), operating premises without qualified personnel and keeping medical products with no proof of purchase.
“Consequently, the public is hereby informed that the Authority has revoked licences for 28 pharmaceutical Premises and issued written warning to seven and declared one clinic not registered to dispense Medicines and therefore closure of its dispensing area,” reads part of the statement.
Some of the Premises that have their licences revoked are VCK Medicines stores (Lilongwe), Shalia Medicines stores (Lilongwe), Baflo Medicines store (Ntchisi), Domita Stores (Nkhotakota), DTK Medicines Store (Mchinji), Hajie Medicines Store (Nsanje), Eckedal Medicines stores (Blantyre).
Six Premises that have been issued with written warning are Mahala Medicines Stores (Balaka), Sun Valley (Lilongwe), Carnelian Retail Pharmacy (Blantyre), Genda Medicines Stores (Lilongwe) and Sifa Medicines stores (Chikwawa), and T&A Medicines stores (Lilongwe).
The Clinic that has been closed is Unique Private Clinic for operating a retail Pharmacy without a licence contrary to Act 2019,section 40 and 86.