The trial of the eleven medical practitioners accused of the illegal sale the new malaria drug, Coartem, has been postponed pending further investigations into the matter.
The suspects were arrested in a police raid on Monday following a tip off from the Lira District Director of Health Services.
The Resident State Attorney, Martin Rukondo, says he needs more time to study each of the eleven case files before he can decide whether the accused have a case to answer.
The suspects, who include the Lira regional referral hospital medical superintendent, Dr. Jane Ochero and her husband Dr. Andrew Ochero are accused of stealing and selling Coartem illegally.
The combination drug, which is provided at a highly subsidized cost at health centers around the country, was introduced into Uganda as a replacement for Chloroquine. The private medical practitioners have however been selling a dose of the drug for between 15,000 and 25,000 shillings.