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FDA - Food & Drugs Authority

FDA LogoThe Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) was established by the Food and Drugs Law 1992, PNDCL 305B. This law has since been amended by the Food and Drugs (Amendment) Act 523,1996 to provide for the fortification of salt to alleviate nutritional deficiencies and to bring the provisions of the law in conformity with the 1992 constitution, and provide for related issues.Before 1990, the control of drugs and the practice of pharmacy profession was under the Pharmacy and Drugs Act 64, 1961.

In 1990, the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC) passed the Narcotics Drug Control, Enforcement and Sanctions Law , PNDCL 236. This law established the Narcotics Control Board to deal with the rising incidence of drug abuse in the country and the threatening dimensions that illicit drug dealing had taken internationally. In 1992, the PNDC separated the control of drugs other than narcotics from the practice of Pharmacy.The Food and Drugs Law 1992, PNDCL 305B was then enacted to control the manufacture, importation, exportation, distribution, use and advertisement of food, drugs, cosmetics, chemical substances and medical devices. Consequently in 1992, the PNDC separated the control of drugs from the practice of pharmacy. The Pharmacy Act 489, 1994 was subsequently passed in 1994 to establish the Pharmacy Council to regulate the practice of the Pharmacy profession and the registration of Pharmacists in Ghana. All current FDA Fees & Charges are available here.

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