Health Ministry puts new conditions on drug importing companies.

Friday, 04 October 2013 - 12:58



The ministry of health is preparing to introduce new laws with regard to pharmaceutical companies that import substandard pharmaceutical drugs to Sri Lanka.


Director of the Cosmetics, Devices & Drugs Regulatory Authority Dr. Hemantha Benaragama, stated that in accordance with a decision taken by the ministry, any company that imports two or more substandard pharmaceutical drugs will be black listed for 5 years.


The ministry of health took a decision to temporarily lift the ban on 4 companies that imported substandard drugs to Sri Lanka yesterday.


However, they are not being allowed to import the substandard drugs that were imported earlier.

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