All medicines containing Codeine and/or Diphenhydramine are with immediate effect categorised as Prescription only Medicines and will be sold as such, the Zambia Medicine Regulatory Authority (ZMRA) has ordered. In a notice to all Pharmaceutical Importers, Distributors, Retailers and the public dated July 4, ZMRA Director General Bernice Mwale stated that the authority was concerned about the abuse of such medicines. “The Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority was established under the Medicines and Allied Substances Act (No. 3) of 2013 to ensure that all medicines and allied substances being made available to the Zambian people meet the required standard of quality, safety and efficacy throughout the chain of manufacture, importation, exportation, distribution, storage and sale, thereby protecting public health. The Authority…...

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