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Pharmaceutical Chamber calls for a reduction in factory inspection and drugs registration fees

By Justice Kofi Bimpeh
Pharmacy in Ghana

The Ghana Pharmaceutical Chamber in a bill to parliament is asking for a review in fees charged by the Food and Drugs Authority for factory inspection and drugs registration in the country.

The Chamber is asking for a reduction in the 23,000 dollars fees charged by FDA for factory inspection and drugs registration in the country.

Despite the 30% reduction in the prices of drugs after the removal of VAT on certain drugs, the Chamber believes it is not enough looking at fees charged in some neighbouring countries.

Chief Executive Officer of the Pharmaceutical Chamber, Anthony Ameko said: “Currently we pay 20, 000 dollars for five years for factory inspection then you will in addition pay 3,600.00 dollars for the registration of the products for every three years while our neighbouring country, Nigeria pays 750.00 dollars for five years.”

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According to him, the proposed price will have 7500.00 dollars for the factory inspection fee and 1200.00 dollars for the product registration.

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