LUSAKA, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) -- Zambia's medicines regulator has urged a company that supplies medicines in the country to recall aspirin it supplied, an official said on Thursday.
The Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority (ZAMRA) said the drug supplied by the International Drug Company was defective hence the need to recall it.
ZAMRA Director-General Bernice Mwale said the regulator has received a medical product quality problem report relating to aspirin tablets supplied by the company.
She said in a release that the drug was found to be non-compliant with respect to appearance and organoleptic test conducted.
The drug was also found to have crystals on the tablet coating, a foul smell and that the tablets were breaking easily.
The supplier has since been given 14 days to recall the defective product and report back to the authority, she added.
The supplier has also been requested to submit a detailed report of the recall process which should include the quantity of the affected product imported and the quantity collected from the various health facilities and pharmaceutical outlets.
The recall of the defective drug comes barely a few weeks after another kit of drugs, including condoms, supplied by another local company were found not to be safe. Enditem