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MOH Warns Against Selling Antibiotics without Prescription
17 April 2018

​The Ministry of Health (MOH) has warned against selling antibiotics without prescriptions and highlighted the importance of abiding by the provisions of the Executive Regulations of Health Practice Law which prohibits pharmacist from dispensing any drug without a prescription issued by a doctor with a license to practice in the Kingdom. 


Through an awareness campaign on its social media pages, MOH stated that violators will face legal actions which include a fine of up to 100 thousand riyals, abolition of the license and imprisonment for up to six months. 

It is noteworthy that MOH is organizing several awareness-raising and educational activities about antibiotics with the aim to promote awareness among all society members and health practitioners about the importance of rationalizing antibiotic use by conducting extensive awareness-raising activities at health facilities and malls across regions.  

Last Update : 19 April 2018 09:49 AM
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