As part of regulatory inspections, the Taliban Food and Drug Authority closed down 9 pharmacies in Kabul, the Afghan capital.

According to a statement from the Taliban-run Food and Drug Authority, the officials observed 23 pharmacies in Kabul’s 5th, 6th, and 18th districts and shut down 9 of them for various reasons.

The authority reported closing four pharmacies without pharmacists and five pharmacies that were operating illegally, without the documents.

Dozens of pharmacies in the capital have already been closed due to the lack of documents and pharmacists.

According to the Food and Drug Authority of the Taliban administration, monitoring teams also gathered 23 expired medications and eight illegal drugs from unlicensed pharmacies.

More than 90 pharmacies have previously been closed by this regulatory Food and Drug Authority of the Taliban government.

Under all circumstances, the Taliban government’s National Food and Drug Authority has made clear that it will not permit unlicensed pharmacies to operate.

Author

  • Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).