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Good Distribution Practice (GDP)

Distributors (Wholesalers)

Wholesale distribution and retail forms part of the supply chain of manufactured therapeutic goods. Wholesalers are responsible for effective, efficient and safe handling, storage and distribution of such products. On the other hand retailers are the final/contact personnel with the clients/patients. As such, these guidelines set out appropriate steps for meeting these responsibilities. Current Good Distribution Practices for pharmaceutical products incorporates and provide for minimum requirements on aspects of the following:


1.1 Building and grounds
1.2 Facilities
1.3 Personnel
1.4 Stock handling and Stock control
1.5 Transport
1.6 Complaints
1.7 Documentation and records
1.8 Counterfeit products
1.9 Sale of unregistered medicines