The welfare of patients and other members of the public is of prime concern in the distribution chain of drugs, either manufactured within the country or imported. Inspections of establishments are therefore undertaken to ensure:
• Protection of patients and members of the public from malpractice by distributors and suppliers of drugs.
• Adherence to the drug laws and regulations governing compounding, distribution, importation, export and storage of drugs.
• High ethical and professional standards of pharmaceutical practice.