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58 people arrested for operating Pharmacies illegally – March 18, 2022

Kakamega March 18, 2022  – The Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB) and the National Police service are currently conducting a joint regulatory operation in Western Kenya and Nairobi region. The regulatory operation aims at executing the warrants of arrest relating to Pharma crimes, enforcement of previously issued closure notices, surveillance and enforcement of adherence to Good […]


PRESS STATEMENT The Pharmacy and Poisons Board (hereinafter ‘the Board’) is National Drug Regulatory Authority in the Ministry of Health, established under the Pharmacy and Poisons Act Cap 244 Laws of Kenya to regulate the practice of pharmacy and ensure safety, quality and efficacy of Medical Products and Health Technologies. The Board and the National […]

Launch of PPB Guidelines on the World Pharmacists Day

NAIROBI, Kenya September 25, 2019 – The Pharmacy and Poisons Board today celebrated the World Pharmacists Day under the theme “Safe and Effective Medicines for All,” with a launch of three key pharmaceutical guidelines. The Guidelines on good distribution practices, Guidelines on disposal of pharmaceutical waste and Guidelines on transportation of pharmaceuticals were launched by […]

71 Illegal Chemists Closed in Coast Region

Mombasa Wednesday November 6 2019 – A total of 71 illegal chemists in Coast Region have been closed, stocks seized and owners arrested during a crackdown carried out by the Pharmacy and Poisons board (PPB) pharmaceutical inspectors and the police under the Coast Regional Commissioner. Among those arrested include operators of mobile clinics using vehicles with […]

Recall of Sure Lubricated Condoms Dotted

Recall of Sure Lubricated Condoms Dotted The Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB) in collaboration with the National STI and AIDS Control Program (NASCOP) conducted a joint post-market surveillance quality survey of selected medical products and health technologies used in Kenya. Among the products that were sampled and tested were male latex condoms. The laboratory analysis […]

Genotoxic contaminant, N-nitrosodimethylamine (N-NDMA) Impurity, in Ranitidine products

Ranitidine is a medicine used to treat and prevent ulcers of the stomach and intestine, and belongs to a group of medicines known as H2-Blocker. It works by reducing the amount of acid that the stomach produces. Swissmedic, the National Medicines Regulatory Authority of Switzerland through the Swissmedic’s Official Medicines Control Laboratory found low level […]

68 traders arrested in crackdown on illegal pharmaceutical outlets in western

DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE HERE Over 68 illegal pharmacy traders have been arrested and prosecuted, in western region for illegally handling pharmaceuticals. The operation led by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board Deputy Director of Inspectorate, Dr. Dominic Kariuki seized 133 cartons of assorted medicines and closed down over 114 pharmaceutical outlets. These include some government supplied medicines […]