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PPB shuts down illegal pharmacies in North-Eastern region

Garissa, 18 June, 2021- At least 23 people have been arrested and arraigned in court and charged with various offenses for illegally operating pharmaceutical outlets in a crackdown targeting North-eastern counties of Garissa, Tana River, Lamu and parts of Kitui among others.

PPB arrests 97 in a Central region crackdown

PPB arrests 97 in a Central region crackdown
Central, June 04, 2021- Ninety-seven (97) people have been arrested and arraigned in various courts and charged with various offenses during a crackdown on illegal pharmaceutical outlets in  Central  region. 

68 traders arrested in crackdown on illegal pharmaceutical outlets in western

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 found in a private chemist at Mayoni market within Kakamega County.
“PPB calls upon the judiciary to dispense deterrent sanctions as provided under the revised pharmacy and poisons Act 2019 to the persons found guilty of contravening the provisions of the Cap 244 of the laws of Kenya,” Dr Kariuki said. 

69 ARRESTED OVER ILLEGAL HANDLING OF PHARMACEUTICALS

The Pharmacy and Poisons Board is the national medicines regulatory authority whose mandate is to protect the health of the public by regulating the profession of pharmacy and ensuring quality, safety  and  efficacy of medical products and health technologies.
 
In light of the above, PPB drug inspectors are conducting an intensive surveillance and enforcement operation within Kakuma Refugee camp, Kakuma town, Kanamkemer market  and  Lodwar town within Turkana County. 

PPB Destroys Pharmaceuticals Worth Sh32,324,515

Nairobi, 16th April 2021- The Pharmacy and Poisons Board is the national medicines regulatory authority whose mandate is to protect the health of the public by regulating the profession of pharmacy and ensuring quality, safety  and  efficacy of medical products and health technologies.

58 Arrested in a crackdown in the Coast region

MOMBASA, March 26, 2021- At least 58 people have been arrested and arraigned in court in an ongoing crackdown targeting illegal pharmacies in the Coast region which include Mombasa, Kwale, Kilifi, Taita Taveta  and  Tana River counties.

PvERS II Launch

PPB upgrades system for reporting adverse effects of medicines and vaccines 
Nairobi, March 17, 2021 – The Pharmacy and Poisons Board today launched an upgraded version of thePharmacovigilance Electronic Reporting System (PvERS II) to strengthen safety and quality monitoring of Health Products and Health Technologies in Kenya.

Pharmacy and Poisons Board Conducts Crackdown in Upper Eastern

Meru, 12 March 2021 - At least 100 illegal pharmacy premises have been closed down in the ongoing crackdown conducted by the pharmacy and poisons board in the upper eastern region which  include  Meru, Embu, Tharaka Nithi, Isiolo  and  Marsabit Counties.

Pharmaceutical Industry Diagnostic Report, 2020

Nairobi Kenya, 10 March 2021 – The Government today launched the Pharmaceutical Industry Diagnostic Report, 2020 to make the sector more competitive.

PPB accelerates authorization of treatment and diagnostics to combat COVID-19

Nairobi September 7, 2020 – The Pharmacy and Poisons Board has instituted internationally accepted Emergency use/Compassionate use Authorisation (EUCUA procedure), for quick authorisation of treatments and diagnostics to combat the effects of Covid-19 disease. 

PPB launches TWG to strengthen pharmacovigilance & post marketing surveillance

NAIROBI, Kenya August 19, 2020 - The Kenya National Technical Working Group on Pharmacovigilance and Post-Marketing Surveillance (KTWG_PV/PMS) was today inaugurated by the Chief Administrative Secretary at the Ministry of Health, Dr. Rashid Aman.

Sensitisation workshop for the Ports of Entry (PoE)

The Pharmacy and Poisons Board Unit of Drug Crime Investigations & Enforcement is holding a sensitisation workshop for the Ports of Entry (PoE) stakeholders at the Moyale One-Stop Border Point ( OSBP).

Anti-Venom

The Board would like to notify the general public of the following falsified and unregistered ANTI SNAKE venom products in circulation,

Donation to West Pokot County

Today, the Pharmacy and Poisons Board visited West Pokot County to donate medicines to victims affected by the recent landslides and flood disaster that swept through the County.  

Regulator warns pharmaceutical wholesalers against supplying illegal outlets

Nairobi, December 5, 2019  -  The Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB) has shut down 80 illegal chemists in Nairobi and Kajiado counties with a stern warning to wholesalers against supplying them with products without proper  documentsation .

Crackdown in Kiambu, Muranga, Nyeri, Kirinyaga, Nyandarua and Embu

NYERI, November 22, 2019 - The Pharmacy and Poisons Board inspectors in conjunction with the National Police Service closed down a total of 110 illegal chemists, seized stocks, arrested the owners who were arraigned in court and charged with various offenses.

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.

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 results indicated that the following male latex condoms failed to comply with specification (s) for ISO 4074:2015 standard

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.

Medicines Track System Underway

Nairobi, KENYA July 23, 2019 -The Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB) is currently working on medicines track and trace system that will ensure that all medical products and health technologies in the market have a tracing number. 

NDS for Licit Control Moves to Production

The Pharmacy and Poisons Board is happy to announce the migration of National Drug Control System (NDS) for Licit control from test environment to production. This System is used to control Narcotics, Psychotropics, and Precursor Chemical substances globally.

Herbal clinics in the limelight for substandard medicine production

The Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB) yesterday seized herbal medicines and personnel working at three herbal clinics in Nairobi over substandard medicines.

 

The board that did inspection at Murugu Herbal Clinic and two other clinics within Nairobi, was checking for the quality of the herbal medicines produced, confirming the licensing of the clinic and how the medicines are produced from the beginning of the manufacturing process to the end.


Mid-Term Review Strategy Retreat

Dr. Jackson Kioko opens mid-term review strategy retreat at Savora Whitesands Hotel