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National Drugs Policy to be implemented

Jan 15, 2011 4:18:34 AM - itnnews.lk

Minister Maithripala Sirisena has said that the National Drug Policy will be implemented despite the obstacles he will have to encounter. The Minister expressed this view at a conference on registration of drugs and distribution.

The Minister said that he is already aware of the impediments and also who would extend support this. However, he stressed that he is determined to accomplish the task. He noted that he will instruct the lawyers to formulate an Act to setup a Regulatory Board regarding the standard of drugs. He said that he will not allow the drug policy to be locked up in a safe. The Minister said that before quitting he will implement the policy at least to a certain extent.