The Zambia Medicine Regulatory Authority (ZAMRA) has raised concerns on the increased number of unregistered drug outlets in the country.
Speaking to ZANIS in a telephone interview in Lusaka today, ZAMRA Spokesperson Ludovic Mwape disclosed that from the numerous drug stores across the country, only 241 drug outlets registered.
Mr. Mwape revealed that early last year to July 2016, the authority through its inspection unit managed to close 140 outlets of which 40 perpetrators have been prosecuted for illegal business dealings.
And Mr. Mwape said the authority will not relent in clumping down illegal drug stores in the country.
He said the law is clear on illegal activities and has thus appealed to members of the public to desist from buying medication from un-registered outlets because they were a health risk.
He however urged the owners of drug stores to employ qualified personnel or risk being visited by the long arm of the law.