MONROVIA – The open sale of drugs both traditional and pharmaceutical by unregistered outlets is a major concern in Liberia. Meanwhile, the sale of traditional medicine, which often comes in the form of unprocessed roots, leaves and other products, is completely unregulated.is a crime to sell medicines in the street without a license. Liberia Medicine Health Regulatory Authority, a subsidiary of the Ministry of Health is mandated to ensure the quality, safety and efficacy of medicines and health products used in Liberia but unapproved drugs are still widely available. Repeat offenders are arrested but no prosecution yet for those caught including selling drugs without a license, selling prescription-only drugs to people without prescriptions and selling unapproved drugs. Right now, LMHRA solely rely on the custom officers to curb the import of counterfeit or fake drugs, he says.
Source: Front Page Africa February 09, 2021 04:59 UTC