Revision of Guinean Pharmaceutical Law

Parliamentarians voted in favor of the "Draft Law on Medicines, Health Products and the Practice of the Pharmaceutical Profession" to end the illicit sale of medicines and raise the level of professionalism among pharmacists, to improve the health of Guinea's population.
The President of the Health Committee of the National Assembly, the Honorable Ben Youssouf Keita, appealed for a majority vote on the bill to end the sale of illicit medication and improve the quality of health products and the pharmaceutical profession.

 USAID supported the revision of the Guinean pharmaceutical law that was finally enacted by Parliament on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Since 2015, USAID has been providing technical assistance to the Ministry of Health to revise the law that governs medicine, health products and the pharmaceutical profession. The existing law, that was last revised in April 1994 had become outdated. The new revised version includes a total of five presidential orders, 56 ministerial decrees and 158 bills.