Officials report rise in legal medicines imports

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Afghanistan Food and Drug Authority (AFDA) has said the volume of legal medicines imported into the country has increased substantially over the past few months.

According to a statement issued by AFDA, an assessment of the pharmaceutical industry has been carried out.

In a meeting of the technical board of the authority, chaired by Mutiullah Sahibzada, the deputy of administrative programs, 124 pharmaceutical firms and eight proposals by institutions and companies were approved after evaluation, read the statement.

AFDA has meanwhile seized and destroyed 800 tons of expired and poor quality medicines since the start of the year, following the inspection of pharmaceutical facilities, according to the statement.—Ariana news