The Zambia Medicines Regulations Authority (ZAMRA) says it will stiffen the regulation of herbals medicines in the country
Speaking to ZANIS in a phone interview ZAMRA Public Relations Officer Ludovic Mwape said that there was need to test herbal medicines being sold on the market to assure that they adhere to the laid down standard and effectiveness.
Mr Mwape said that some herbal medicines on the market was a danger to people’s lives because they had no proper stipulation on dosage, content and other essential details on their usefulness.
The ZAMRA Public Relations Officer further added that there was no proper prescribed dosage or duration of prescription for most of the herbal medicines being sold on the market.
He noted that some herbalists have registered with ZAMRA and were abiding by the standards stipulated and are trading quality products.
He however warned that those supplying medicines not produced to standard risk persecution if found wanting.
Mr Mwape has since advised the general public to buy their medicines from registered herbal manufactures.