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Saudi: Pharmacists Dispensing Drugs Containing Narcotics Without Prescription To Be Jailed

The Public Prosecution confirmed that all pharmacists who dispense drugs containing narcotic substances or psychotropic substances without a medical prescription will be jailed.

The imprisonment period for the violating pharmacists would be not less than 5 years and not exceeding 15 years, the Public Prosecution said.

It has been noted that the medical prescription must be approved by a doctor, veterinarian, or dentist, who is licensed to practice the profession in Saudi Arabia.

The Public Prosecution has confirmed this according to what is stipulated in Articles 29 and 38 of Saudi Arabia’s Law of Combating Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances.


Saudi Gazette

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