The Pharmacy and Medicines Regulatory Authority (PMRA) says it is aware of the concerns being raised by some medicine store owners and operators under the banner, Medicine Store Owners in Malawi.
A statement by the Authority released on Thursday says while the regulator acknowledges that the issues being raised by the medicine stores are pertinent, the same cannot be discussed now as they are before the court.
Reads the statement in part: “The Authority acknowledges that the issues being raised by the medicine store owners and operators are very pertinent. However, stakeholders and the public may wish to know that the issues in question are also before the Lilongwe High Court. Both PMRA and the medicine store operators are waiting for the court’s guidance on the same.”
The statement further said other related issues which also affect operations of medicine stores in the country are being addressed through new Regulations of the PMRA Act, 2019, which Ministry of Health is currently formulating as part of on-going efforts of improving the country’s pharmaceutical industry.