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Advertising Of Medicines On Social Media Worries Medicines Control Authority

Advertising Of Medicines On Social Media Worries Medicines Control Authority

The Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ) has expressed concern over the increased advertising of medicines on social media platforms such as Facebook, WhatsApp, and Twitter saying it is in violation of the law.

MCAZ said an advertisement according to the Medicines and Allied Substances Control Act (Chapter 15:03) in relation to any medicine, means any written, pictorial, visual, or other descriptive matter or verbal statement or reference.

In a statement, MCAZ said section 65(1)(b) states that no person shall advertise any other medicine without the approval of the authority in writing. It added:

Any person who contravenes the provisions of these regulations, other than a provision for the contravention of which a penalty is provided by subsection (3) of section 38 or subsection (2a) of section 39 of the Act, shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine not exceeding level seven or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or to both such fine and such imprisonment.

MCAZ said it will work with the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) to take necessary measures including prosecution, against those illegally advertising medicines on social media.

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8 Comments

citizen 1 week ago

kkkkkk ,kunyanya vema herbs
I nyika yacho


g 1 week ago

kunyanya vemaherbs vanetsa ende varikuuraisa vanhu nezvimashisha zvavo zvemuchekecha zvavanenge vakakuya


🥱 1 week ago

if you check the advertisement vanotoisa their contact details, track and arrest them finish n kla


Kule 1 week ago

Most of these adverts are **** related - zvepabonde, and some of them have fatal side-effects. Ban them


Leakman 1 week ago

Vamwe vacho vanotitadzisa kufamba muxe mutown


**** 1 week ago

No one is forced to buy,,,unongoregazve woenda kuri registered guyz come on why would u buy mshonga on internet or mu street usina prescription from doctor


Gukaw 1 week ago

Ma1 boyz in the hood we have too many doctors ma social media


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chikiti.. musavengana 3 days ago

the drugs are nagotiable thou..

zvasiyana ne mu phamacy



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