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Drug agency reminds SMEs to renew license for dangerous substances

Non-renewal of license can lead to jail time and fine
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If your business involves handling of dangerous drugs and substances, better check that your license to handle and sell these drugs are not yet expired, lest the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency comes knocking down on your door.

Recently, the PDEA said that they have recorded an increase in the number of cases involving violations of the regulations imposed by the Dangerous Drugs Board.
 
PDEA reiterates strict compliance to all the regulatory control measures imposed on dangerous drugs and controlled precursors and essential chemicals as mandated under RA 9165 or the Dangerous Drugs Act:

1. Importation of controlled precursors and essential chemicals without PDEA license and import permit - B.R. No. 3, S. 2003, Sections 6(2A) and (2B), respectively;

2. Non-recording of dangerous drugs/controlled precursors in registers - B.R. No. 3, S. 2003 Sections 38(7) and 39(2), respectively;

3. Late renewal of PDEA License - B.R. No. 3, S.2003, SEC. 6 (8); and

4. Late submission of semi-annual reports - B.R. No.3, S. 2003 Sections 38(3) and 39(2).

The violations for these laws, according to PDEA will be sanctioned with a fine of P10,000 for the first offense, while succeeding violations can be sanctioned with a fine and a jail time between six months and one day to four years.

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), through its compliance service, has recorded an increase in the number of cases involving violations of the regulations imposed by the Dangerous Drugs Board by PDEA-registered clients.

 

PDEA reiterates strict compliance to all the regulatory control measures imposed on dangerous drugs and controlled precursors and essential chemicals as mandated under RA 9165, Board Regulation No. 3, S. 2003 and other regulatory board issuances, more specifically on the following concerns:

  1. Importation of controlled precursors and essential chemicals without PDEA license and import permit - B.R. No. 3, S. 2003, Sections 6(2A) and (2B), respectively;
  2. Non-recording of dangerous drugs/controlled precursors in registers - B.R. No. 3, S. 2003 Sections 38(7) and 39(2), respectively;
  3. Late renewal of PDEA License - B.R. No. 3, S.2003, SEC. 6 (8); and
  4. Late submission of semi-annual reports - B.R. No.3, S. 2003 Sections 38(3) and 39(2).

Violations shall be dealt with in accordance with DDB Regulation No. 5 Series of 2006:

 For first offense - fine of ten thousand pesos (PHP10,000.00) and reprimand

 

 Succeeding violation will be penalized under section 32, Article II of RA 9165-penalty of:

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       Imprisonment ranging from six (6) months and one (1) day to four (4) years; and

       Fine ranging from ten thousand pesos (PHP10, 000.00)

 

 

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