Pharmaceutical warehouses are licensed upon fulfilling the requirement and conditions set out in Ministerial Decree No. 25 of 2009. Such requirements include, but are not limited to: (i) the area of the warehouse must not be less than 500 m2; (ii) the warehouse must have an independent entrance; (iii) the warehouse must have a refrigerated room for storing the pharmaceutical products; (iv) the temperature of the warehouse must not exceed 30 °C; and (v) the warehouse must be computerized.

Further, Ministerial Decree No. 380 of 2009 obliges any pharmaceutical institution to properly store its pharmaceutical products. The decree lays down the technical and health conditions for proper storage of pharmaceutical products.

Pharmaceutical warehouses are subject to periodical inspection. In case of non-compliance or the existence of expired, smuggled, imitated or un-registered drugs, the warehouse may be administratively closed and such defected drugs will be destructed without prejudice to the application of other relevant criminal liability.

March 07, 2017

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