THE Public Accounts Committee has recommended the setting up of a National Pharmaceutical Authority and to create a division within it to be responsible for medicine safety, regulation, licensing and testing.
It is one of the 12 recommendations tabled in Parliament yesterday by the committee which conducted on inquiry into the procurement, supply and distribution of medicines in the country.
Committee chairman Sir John Pundari said they also recommended a central distribution system led by Post PNG to control all medicine and drug entering the country, “ensuring that they all pass through a single-entry point”.
Other recommendations include:
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