Licences of 44 pharmacies cancelled

ABU DHABI — The Pharmaceutical Licence Committee at the Ministry of Health has cancelled the licences of 44 pharmacies, six each in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, 11 in Dubai, 20 in Sharjah and one in Ajman, due to non-renewals. The decision was taken at the Committee's meeting chaired by Humaid Al Shamsi, Assistant Under-Secretary for Pharmaceutical and Supply Affairs.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Mon 1 Aug 2005, 10:02 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 7:07 PM

Dr Eisa Jekka Al Mansouri, Director of Drugs Control, said that preliminary licences of four pharmacies and a drug store were also cancelled for not completing the procedures for acquiring a final licence.

One pharmacy each in the capital and Sharjah were closed at the request of their owners. However, the Committee has given approval to issue preliminary licences for two pharmacies and one drug store, while four other pharmacies have obtained final approvals. The Committee has also given the approval to a pharmacy each in Dubai and Umm Al Quwain to operate round the clock. A licence of a pharmaceutical factory in Dubai was also renewed.

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