In accordance to Section 68 and 70 of The Waste Prevention and Management Regulation, 2012, Drug Regulatory Authority is responsible to monitor and issue guidelines for the prevention and management of wastes stemming from medicinal products while Private Pharmacies are responsible for the cost find out here now of its disposal.
Pharmaceutical waste disposal guidelines 2013 developed by DRA has been approved as interim measure by National Environment Commission.

Therefore, this is to notify all the concerned private pharmacy retailers and pharmacy wholesalers to contact DRA office latest by 20th October, 2014 for transporting your pharmaceutical wastes to DRA identified stores.
As approved by Bhutan Medicines Board during their 13th Board meeting, following charges will be applicable for each kilogram of waste.

1. Nu. 5/- Collection site at Thimphu DRA office
2. Nu. 4/- Collection site at DRA branch office, Old Medical Supply Depot Building, Phuntsholing.

For further details, contact Jigme Tenzin, Regulatory Officer, DRA.

Sonam Dorji
Drug Controller