Uganda Council of the Pharmaceutical Society

Uganda Council of the Pharmaceutical Society
Tel: +256 414 348796

Location: Plot 22 Tufnell Drive, Kamwokya Kampala, Uganda
Postal Address: P.O.Box 3774 Kampala, Uganda 

UCOPS: Government to control prices of malaria, diarrhoea drugs
Government has introduced an accreditation system for importers, retailers and wholesalers of essential malaria and diarrhoea drugs to ensure they sell genuine and fairly priced drugs.This follows the conclusion of a two-year consultative programme between government, importers, retailers, wholesalers and consumers of the drugs.This was to ascertain the sources of the drugs and why there has been drug resistance in some cases, varying prices and counterfeits on the market.According to Mr Samuel Opio, the secretary Uganda Council of the Pharmaceutical Society, the intervention follows the exorbitant prices patients have been paying to get treatment and the many failed attempts to curb drug resistance to malaria and diarrhoea. Read more