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Jordan: New Pharmacy and Medicines Law

December 5, 2013

A new Pharmacy and Medicines Law  (Law No. 12 of 2013) was recently approved in Jordan. The most important features of this Law are as follows:

Efficacy and safety: The drug shall meet the therapeutic requirements in order to be effective. It shall have its own characteristics that distinguish it from other drugs; otherwise it may be considered counterfeit.

Quality: The drug shall be well made based on international standards and strict measures are implemented in the free-trade zones to avoid counterfeit drugs.

Penalties: Severe sanctions are imposed on the violators. The penalties range from the payment of fines to imprisonment.

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