Ministry of Health Belize


Mar 20th
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Home Drug Inspectorate Unit Main Roles of the Drug Inspectorate Unit

Main Roles of the Drug Inspectorate Unit

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Some of the main roles of the Drug Inspectorate Unit in terms of drug inspections:

1.    Inspection of pharmacies, pharmaceutical importers/wholesalers, doctor’s offices, supermarkets and any other related business where drugs are found.

2.    Inspection of controlled drugs registers, prescription drugs registers and antibiotics registers and ensure restriction of sales is done.

3.    Inspection of drugs that are purchased by the Ministry of Health.

4.    Enforcement of the relevant pharmaceutical legislation (Chemists and Druggists Act, Antibiotics Act, Misuse of Drugs Act, Food and Drugs Act).

5.    Ensure that the facilities conducting the business of pharmacy in community, health facilities, industries, wholesales or any other related businesses meet the relevant laws and standards.

6.    Ensures that pharmaceuticals are safe, of good quality and bear the proper information in terms of labeling and patient information, detect product quality defect and counterfeit products.