Department Employee

Dangerous Drugs Department


Dangerous drugs Department

Mission:

To control the licit trafficking of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances for medical uses.

Responsibilities:

·  Combat the non medical use of prescription medicines (narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances)

·  Enforcement of the provisions of the Palestinian anti drug law and related regulations as they pertain to manufacture, distribution and dispensing of legally produced narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances.

·  Participation in formulation of national drug policies, plans and anti drug legislations

·  Participation in formulation of strategies and plans to build capacity in combating drug abuse and illicit traffic.

·  Collaboration with different national departments and organizations dealing with combating drug abuse and illicit traffic

·  Liason and collaboration with international organizations on matters relating to international drug programs

·  Update of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substance schedules based on international schedules released by INCB and local circumstances.

·  Formulation and Update of SOPs and forms related to dangerous drugs department operations and responsibilities

·  Preparation of annual reports on narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances (used and needed) quantities and sending to INCB.

·  Inspection of public medical institutions dealing with narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances to check compliance with anti drug legislations

·  Inspection of pharmaceutical manufactures dealing with narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances to check compliance with anti drug legislations

·  Release of pharmaceutical preparations Batch produced by local manufacturers

·  Review and follow up of district pharmacists Inspection reports of pharmaceutical and medical institutions dealing with narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances to check compliance with anti drug legislations

·  Follow up of information and reports pertaining to narcotic drugs ,psychotropic substances ,drug abuse ,addiction prevention and treatment released by national and international organizations such as INCB,UNODC,WHO,POMPIDOU ,MedNET ,etc.

·  Registration and accreditation of pharmaceutical and medical institutions to deal with narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances

·  Registration and accreditation of physicians and pharmacists to deal with narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances

·  Approval of  narcotic drugs and psychoactive substances purchase permits submitted by private medical and pharmaceutical institutions.

·  Distribution of dangerous drugs prescription forms to registered and accredited physicians

·  Leading the narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances disposal committees in private pharmaceutical and medical institutions.


Department email :

dangerousdrugs@moh.ps

Call department:

Tel and fax: 2386410 


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