THE Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority (ZAMRA) has dispelled media reports that the Authority has entered in an out of court settlement with Honeybee Pharmacy.
Honeybee Pharmacy Limited, through its lawyers, informed the Lusaka High Court last week that the two parties were at the verge of reaching an agreement.
But in a statement, Saturday, ZAMRA senior public relations officer Chistabel Mutale Lliamupu announced that it had with immediate effect revoked the pharmaceutical licence issued to Honeybee and further directed that all medical products on Honeybee premises be quarantined until further guidance from the Authority.
“The Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority (ZAMRA) wishes to dispel assertions in some sections of the media purporting that the Authority has entered into an EX-CURIA out of court settlement with Honeybee Pharmacy. The Authority further wishes to inform members of the public that it has with immediate effect revoked Pharmaceutical Licence Number PL/5-00091/91 that was issued to Honeybee Pharmacy based on the following reasons; (1) contravening terms and conditions of the pharmaceutical licence; (2) failure to carry out remedial measures as outlined in the notice of intent to revoke the pharmaceutical licence; (3) ceasing to carry on business as Honeybee Pharmacy without giving notice to the Authority,” stated Lliampu.
“To this effect, the Authority has since directed Honeybee Pharmacy to surrender the aforementioned licence to the Authority and further ordered that medical products on their premises be quarantined until further guidance from the Authority.”