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Pharmaceutical products businesses in Zambia

Pharmaceutical products may be for either internal or external use. Some are developed for use in the medical diagnosis, cure, treatment or prevention of disease. Listed here are pharmaceutical companies in Zambia that supply these products. The pharmaceutical industry develops, produces, and markets drugs or pharmaceuticals licensed for use as medications. Pharmaceutical companies deal in generic or brand medications as well as medical devices.
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Divson Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Pharmaceutical products
Lusaka
Divson Pharmaceuticals is one of the leading companies in Zambia for the supply of quality products in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors. It markets antibiotics, analgesics, anti malarials, anti diabeties, anti retrovirals, oncology drugs, cardiovascular drugs, hormonal drugs and vaccinations.
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Levant Biotech Company Ltd
Pharmaceutical
Lusaka
Committed to making a difference in Zambia, the Levant Biotech Company offers an extensive range of pharmaceutical and drug supplies. The company seeks to help health care providers improve the quality of care and service delivered to patients and customers, as well as generate more revenue for your business.
Intermed Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Pharmaceutical products
Lusaka
Intermed Pharmaceuticals specialises in the distribution of pharmaceutical drugs, pathological kits and reagents, neurological, anti tuberculosis, dermatological, veterinary, psychotropic, antidiabetic, antimalarial, gastroenterology, antivirals, over the counter medical drugs and related products.
Planet Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Pharmaceutical products
Lusaka
Planet Pharmaceuticals supplies high quality registered generic pharmaceuticals including antimalarial, anticancer, cardiovascular, anti diabetes, neurology, antibiotics, dermal, anesthesia, dialysis, cough, pain and anti-retroviral (ARV). The company is committed to delivering to the healthcare market cost-effective quality products.

Pharmaceutical products

Pharmaceutical products may be for either internal or external use. Some are developed for use in the medical diagnosis, cure, treatment or prevention of disease. Listed here are pharmaceutical companies in Zambia that supply these products. The pharmaceutical industry develops, produces, and markets drugs or pharmaceuticals licensed for use as medications. Pharmaceutical companies deal in generic or brand medications as well as medical devices.

Pharmaceutical products – more commonly known as medicines or drugs – are a fundamental component of both modern and traditional medicine. It is essential that such products are safe, effective, and of good quality, and are prescribed and used rationally.

Legislation

In Zambia, the Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority (ZAMRA) regulates and controls the manufacture, importation, storage distribution, supply, sale and use of medicines and allied substances. It is a statutory body established under an Act of Parliament; the Medicines and Allied Substances Act No. 3 of 2013.

ZAMRA’s main objective is to ensure that all medicines and allied substances being made available to the Zambian people consistently meet the set standards of quality, safety and efficacy.

For the standardisation, standards formulation, quality control, quality assurance, import and export quality inspections, certification and removal of technical barriers to trade, it is the Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABS) that carries out this function. It is the Statutory National Standards Body for Zambia established under an Act of Parliament, the Standards Act, Cap 416 of 1994 of the Laws of Zambia.

Using ineffective, poor quality, harmful medicines can lead to healing failure, the worsening of disease, resistance to medicines and sometimes death. It also weakens confidence in health systems, health professionals, pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors.

Types of medicines

Most medicines come in a variety of types. Be aware, though, that some medicines (particularly rare or unusual ones) only come in one type. Also, some may be more effective in one type than another.

  • Liquid
  • Tablet
  • Capsules

Other types

  • Topical medicines
  • Suppositories
  • Drops
  • Inhalers
  • Injections
  • Implants or patches

Pharmaceutical products suppliers

In Zambia, ensuring consistent access to good quality, safe and affordable pharmaceutical products is still a challenge. For this reason, various companies have come on board to mitigate this situation by supplying a wide selection of medicines. Some can be bought off the counter and others will need a prescription to be sold.