Enforcement challenges of pharmaceutical legislation in Zambia
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The importance of health to human kind cannot be overemphasized. The quest for ways of keeping human kind healthy has been mankind's pre- occupation since time immemorial. Mankind has tried all sorts of remedies to prevent sickness and therefore prevent deaths in an effort to keep human beings alive for as long as possible. In this regard, mankind has invented so many medicines over the period he has been in existence. However, left uncontrolled, some of these remedies have been found to be harmful and in fact have caused deaths. Therefore, it has been necessary to introduce controls over these remedies, with the attendant enforcement mechanisms to minimize the chance of harmful remedies being introduced. However, some of these controls and enforcement mechanisms affect some people's access to medicines. This presents a challenge, in that while these enforcement mechanisms are designed to ensure the safety of medicines, if enforced rigidly may also affect access to these life saving remedies.