MCAZ urges public to report drug side effects


Harare (New Ziana) –The Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ) has urged the public to report any side effects from medicines on its electronic adverse drug reaction platform.

Writing on its official twitter page, the MCAZ said; “Are you taking medicines and experiencing any side effects? Now you can tell us by reporting through our reliable and convenient electronic Adverse Drug Reaction platform.”

Through the national pharmacovigilance centre under the MCAZ, set up in 1998, Zimbabwe is a participating country to the international drug monitoring programme.

The MCAZ) is a statutory body established under the Medicines and Allied Substances Control Act with the mandate to protect public and animal health by ensuring that accessible medicines, vaccines and medical devices are safe, effective and of good quality through enforcement of adherence to standards by manufacturers and distributors.

It is a successor of the Drugs Control Council (DCC) and the Zimbabwe Regional Drug Control Laboratory (ZRDCL).

The DCC was established by the Drugs and Allied Substances Control Act of 1969, following which ZRDCL became operational in 1989.

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