Saudi to allow sale of some medicines in supermarkets

13 July 2010

The Saudi Food and Drugs Authority (SFDA) has said that supermarkets and medium and large-sized food stores will be allowed to sell some specific medicines, provided the required conditions for storage are fulfilled round-the-clock, Saudi Gazette has reported. The medicines include capsules and tablets containing 500 mg paracetamol like Panadol and Fevadol, among others; paracetamol 500 mg and caffeine like Panadol Extra, and Fevadol Extra; and lozenges containing vitamins and minerals in their composition.

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