Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has directed all Quality Control Boards including Gilgit-Baltistan and AJK to ensure strict compliance of the drug sales rules. In a statement, the DRAP spokesperson said that the authority is taking steps to improve the legitimate use of controlled medicines and to stop its misuse. He said that it has been observed that pharmacies and distributors are not maintaining proper sale record of medicines and according to respective provincial drug sale rules. He said it is mandatory to maintain the complete sale records of medicines containing controlled substances and such medicines cannot be sold without prescription of registered medical practitioner.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 20th, 2018.