Government to launch a countrywide campaign against substandard, over-priced medicines

Helpline to register complaints against manufacturing, sale of low quality, unregistered and spurious medicines is now active.

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  • Under the DRAP Act, 2012 and Drugs Act, 1976 the production and dealing of unregistered medicine is unlawful.
  • All the factors involved in such hideous activities against the public health are punishable and will be treated as per law.

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The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) under the government of Pakistan to launch a campaign against overpriced medicines.

The helpline is to register complaints against manufacturing, sale of low quality, unregistered and spurious medicines.

Helpline (0800 03727)

Helpline (0800 03727) will allow citizens of Pakistan to register complaints and strict action will be taken on violation.

On Thursday, Prime Minister’s special assistant on health Dr. Zafar Mirza while addressing federal and provincial drug inspectors made this announcement.

“You will have absolute support of the health and civil administration and you need not succumb to any kind of pressure tactics, “said Zafar Mirza. He further added, “Under no circumstances will we permit medicines being sold in excess of the printed retail prices”.

Dr. Zafar shared his vision and said, “The mechanism of strong surveillance to prevent illegitimate manufacturing of medicines through benchmarking of companies will support the objectives of the National Task Force”.

Under the DRAP Act & 2012 and Drugs Act, 1976

Under the DRAP Act, 2012 and Drugs Act, 1976 the production and dealing of unrecorded medicine is unlawful. All the factors involved in such hideous activities are punishable and will be treated as per law.

Dr. Zafar Mirza also focused on the importance of the National Medicines Policy that will be completed in the time span two months. Furthermore, a five-year implementation plan and accessibility of continuous life-saving medicines will also be assured by the policy.


Also See: Government Starts Crackdown Against Medicine Price Hike, Price Verification Portal To Be Introduced

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