CPPA – FDA Collaboration: The “TAKE BACK OF UNWANTED MEDICINES” – (TBUM) – Pilot Program
The Community Practice Pharmacists’ Association (CPPA) in collaboration with the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) is embarking on a pilot program called: “TAKE BACK OF UNWANTED MEDICINE” – (TBUM).
In this pilot program, FDA, who is mandated under the Public Health Act 2012 (Act 851) to supervise the safe disposal of unwholesome or unwanted pharmaceutical products and in fulfillment of the provision of the 3rd Edition of the “National Drug Policy” seeks selected community pharmacies in the Greater Accra Area (Area under Study) as points of collecting unused or expired pharmaceutical products from clients.
CPPA in support of the rational use of medicines, stemming the inappropriate use of drugs and preventing drug abuse in order to improve health outcomes, is requesting interested community pharmacies in the Greater Accra Area to submit the following details for consideration and inclusion in the pilot program:
- Name and registration number of Superintendent Pharmacist as contact person
- Name and location of Community Pharmacy –( to include Town and District)
- Contact details of the Community Pharmacy (phone contact, email and physical address)
Submission of interest to participate is encouraged at the given link as soon as possible.
Pharm Dr. Elysee A.B. Karikari-Agyeman