When asked about some expired labels on some consignments in the warehouse, Natpharm managing director Ms Flora Sifeku said most of the medicines were antiretroviral drugs.
She said they have been phased out without following due process. Said Sifeku:
We do not just dispose the old regimen without following due process otherwise the medicines will be brought back on the market through back door.
Sifeku’s comments come after the Pharmaceutical Society of Zimbabwe (PSZ) said that the National Pharmaceutical Company (NatPharm) has recently been supplying medicines with a short shelf life to the retail sector. However, PSZ president Portia Mwendera said this should not be of concern since most of the said medicines are on high demand and are usually consumed in the short term.