Pharmacy and Poisons Board Intensifies Crackdown on Irregular Pharmaceutical Practices

The Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB) is partnering with the National Police Service (NPS) for a continued joint regulatory operation in Nairobi, Western and North Eastern region.

This is what the board says is to thwart irregular pharmaceutical practices in the country.

The Board is also targeting licensed pharmacies to audit the handling of controlled medicines and prescription medicines in line with the Pharmacy regulations.

PPB says the ongoing operation that commenced on 14th June 2022 has seen 65 offenders being apprehended and a total seizure of at least 100 cartons of assorted Health Products and Technologies (HPTs)  found in the illegal premises.

The seized medicines shall be disposed of as guided through the issued court orders and in accordance with the PPB guidelines and operational SOPs on disposal of pharmaceutical waste,” the Pharmacy and Poisons Board says.

But even as the operation continues, the board’s head of Good Distribution Practices Julius Kaluai is now advising the public to verify the registration details of pharmacy practitioners on their website.

It also called on members of the public to report any unregistered practitioners via email or their official mobile numbers – info@pharmacyboardkenya.org or 0702475801.

We are cautioning the public from engaging in illegal pharmaceutical practices and encourage licensed pharmaceutical practitioners to uphold the highest ethical practices to enhance pharmaceutical sanity in the sector,” said Kaluai.

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