January 28, 2023

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After the “curcumin doctor” incident, Egypt makes tough decisions regarding the pharmaceutical industry

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Today, the Egyptian government has taken new decisions regarding pharmacy, imposing severe penalties for practicing a profession without a license.

According to the Sada al-Balad news website, the Council of Ministers has approved a bill that would tighten controls on the sector, including the imposition of penalties.

The amendment states that a person operating a pharmacy without a license is liable to imprisonment for a term not less than one year and a fine for fraudulently obtaining a license to open a pharmacy on credit. Two lakh pounds, and not more than one million pounds, or one of these two fines. The name of a pharmacist and each pharmacist were given his or her name in order to achieve one of the advanced purposes..

It also states that those who open, install or operate a pharmacy without a license face up to two years in prison and a fine of not less than one million pounds and not more than two million pounds.

The same fines apply to those who establish another business or engage in another activity in a pharmaceutical company that is not licensed to manage it, according to the decision of the chairman of the board of directors of the Egyptian Drugs Commission..

This amendment also toughenes the penalties recommended in other cases, including those for which you bring or manufacture any drug, medicine or biological product, medical or cosmetic product, with the intent to trade or sell. Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Egyptian Drug Commission.

The draft introduced a provision that would allow for the confiscation of drugs, medical or biological products, medical or cosmetic products, the subject of the breach, and the tools they have made in violation of the provisions of the law..

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The amendment was given to the chairman of the board of directors of the Egyptian Pharmaceuticals Commission – by a reasonable decision from him – to authorize the closure of the pharmaceutical company, and in many cases, anyone who advertised in one of the media was punished for not having medical or biological products, medical products or cosmetics licensed by the Egyptian Pharmaceuticals Commission..

This comes in the wake of the arrest of Ahmed Abu al-Nasr, a so-called “curcumin doctor” who possessed unknown herbs and medicines.