Pharmaceutical distribution companies must be licensed according to the requirement and conditions set out in the Ministerial Decree No. 25 of 2009. The Good Distribution Practices issued by CAPA shall be followed by warehouses for storing pharmaceutical products.

Drugs' trading, storage or wholesale is not allowed except through distribution companies and warehouses which are licensed by MoH. Such companies and warehouses are obliged to deal only with licensed factories and registered importers for obtaining the drugs to be distributed. In this case, distribution agreements shall be executed to this effect. It is prohibited to store drugs which are not covered by a distribution agreement.

Distribution companies and drugs' warehouses are required to promptly notified CAPA of any shortage in the availability of registered drugs within maximum one month from the shortage date, in order to take the necessary measures for curing such deficiency.

Originally published March 07, 2017

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