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๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ— ๐€๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐ก๐ž๐ง๐๐ž๐ ๐ข๐ง ๐๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ฆ๐š๐œ๐ฒ ๐๐จ๐š๐ซ๐’๐ฌ ๐‚๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ค๐๐จ๐ฐ๐ง ๐จ๐ง ๐ˆ๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ ๐š๐ฅ ๐๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ฆ๐š๐œ๐ž๐ฎ๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ – 19th February 2024

Nairobi, Kenya – Ensuring the safety and integrity of pharmaceuticals is paramount to safeguarding public health.

The Pharmacy and Poisons Board crackdown on illegal pharmaceutical activities this week resulted in the apprehension of 129 individuals and seizure of over 200 cartons of illicit medicines across Nairobi, South Rift, and Western regions.

The operation aimed to enforce regulatory standards, ensure public safety, and curb unlawful practices in the pharmaceutical sector. The PPB, the National Drug Regulatory Authority under the Ministry of Health, conducted this operation to enforce regulatory standards and ensure public safety.

The crackdown, which started on January 29, targeted illegal pharmaceutical premises and chemists distributing unregistered medicines, posing significant risks to public health due to the lack of safety and efficacy guarantees.

Kaluai Julius, Head of Enforcement and Surveillance at PPB, emphasized the commitment of the board to curbing unlawful practices in the pharmaceutical sector.

He highlighted the importance of verifying the legitimacy of pharmaceutical establishments and cautioned the public against purchasing medicines from unauthorized sources. Healthcare facilities handling pharmaceuticals are advised to apply online for the disposal of pharmaceutical waste or contact PPB regional officers for assistance.

Additionally, pharmaceutical practitioners are encouraged to review and update transportation processes for pharmaceuticals to enhance efficiency and reliability Kaluai advised.

This successful operation reflects PPB’s dedication to maintaining the integrity of the pharmaceutical industry and protecting citizens’ well-being. It underscores the importance of collaborative efforts in upholding regulatory standards and safeguarding public health.


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