ZAMRA mulls ban on codeine cough mixture
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By STEPHANIE KUNDA –
ZAMBIAN health authorities will soon impose restriction on the sale of cough syrups containing the highly-addictive substance known as a codeine, following in the footsteps of several other African countries.
The Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority (ZAMRA) has issued an alert over cough mixtures with codeine and that a technical committee will soon sit to pass a decision on the matter.
ZAMRA spokesperson Ludovic Mwape said in an interview; “It is most likely that a decision will be made to restrict the sale and making of cough mixtures containing codeine a prescription medicine”.  Read more

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