UGANDA: NDA closes Friecca Pharmacy over license
A woman reads a public notice on closed Friecca Pharmacy premises in Wandegeya on April 21, 2018.
“Friecca Pharmacy located in Wandegeya; Kampala has been operating without a license issued by the Authority contrary to section 14 of the NDA Act Chapter 206 of the laws of Uganda. We wish to reassure the public that the pharmacy will open as soon as a 2018 license is obtained,” reads NDA’s statement in part.
Adding that: “The authority remains committed to ensuring safe, efficacious and good quality drugs are available to the population of Uganda at all times.” NDA has asked the public to remain vigilant and purchase drugs only from licensed pharmacies and drug shops.
The closure of Friecca has affected dozens of people who rely on it for medicine.
Efforts to speak to some of the clients who had showed up to purchase drugs were futile as they seemed reluctant to comment on the issue. Hawkers around the building, say they also found the premises closed and could not delve into details.
—— AUTO – GENERATED; Published (Halifax Canada Time AST) on: April 21, 2018 at 12:42PM