National Medicine Regulatory Authority Bill to be taken up for debate

National Medicine Regulatory Authority Bill to be taken up for debate

National Medicine Regulatory Authority Bill to be taken up for debate

Written by Staff Writer

04 Mar, 2015 | 8:04 am

The National Medicine Regulatory Authority Bill which was tabled in Parliament  on Tuesday is to be taken up for debate today.

The establishment of The National Medicine Regulatory Authority is the focal point of the Bill.

The authority will have a duty to regulate the manufacture, distribution, registration, and licensing of medicinal drugs and devices.

The aim of passing the bill is to introduce a national drug policy to regulate medicinal drugs in the country, it also aims to rescind the Cosmetics, Devices and Drugs Act, number 27 of 1980.

The bill will be taken up for debate today, Wednesday March 4.

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