Malawi | Pharmacy and Medicines Regulatory Authority
PMRA revokes licenses of non-compliant pharmaceutical business premises, suspends personnel

Pharmacy and Medicines Regulatory Authority (PMRA) has revoked business licenses of six pharmaceutical premises and suspended one pharmacy technician for six months for breaching relevant laws and regulations under the PMRA Act and pharmacy code of ethics, respectively.

The Authority commenced regulatory action against owners of five medicine stores and one wholesale pharmacy for various offences including operating without a licence, stocking prescription only medicines (POM), operating premises without qualified personnel, and keeping medical products with no proof of purchase.

The six are Abundant Grace, A’s, Felida, Nsanama and Care medicine stores and Karibu wholesale pharmacy.

Rafik Mustaphar, the pharmacy technician, on the other hand, was charged with negligence leading to dispensing of incorrect medication contrary to principles 3 and 5 of the Pharmacy Code of Ethics. He has since been suspended for six months.