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Quacks put on notice as Pharmacy & Poisons Board await new law

23 April 2014, 11:10 Ken Wekesa

Mombasa - Director of Pharmacy and Poisons Board coast region, Dr Kari Wanga has called upon all public and private pharmacists to ensure they have registered their facilities.

Speaking in his office, Wanga said the Pharmacy and Poisons Board will not allow individuals who have not registered to dispense drugs. He said the Board is working closely with the health departments in the counties of Lamu, Mombasa, Kilifi and Kwale towards ensuring that quacks are arrested.

“No person shall be allowed to operate a pharmaceutical business without being registered or without the presence of a registered pharmacist,” said Wanga.

Dr Wanga faulted the current law saying it is one of the barriers facing the fight against counterfeit drugs as well as unlicensed and unregistered pharmacies.

“The current law had what we call weak legislation and we hope the proposed new law has hefty fines to help fight the menace,” said Wanga.

The new law states that any unregistered pharmacies will be fined KES 500 000 from the initial KES 30 000.

Also under the new legislation, fake doctors found selling drugs will face a fine of KES 1 million from the initial KES 30 000 and any person found selling poisonous substances without authorization will be fined KES 500 000 or risk a jail term of two years.

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