Pharmacy and Poisons Board offices along Lenana Road in Nairobi. The building was officially opened in 2005 by the Minister of Health at the time, Hon. Charity Ngilu.
Pharmacovigilance department came out to the Kenyan public on the 9th of June 2009 when a formal launch of the Pharmacovigilance System in Kenya took place at the Panafric Hotel in Nairobi.
National Quality Control Laboratory. The quality of a drug is one of the criteria for market approval. Quality assurance covers all activities aimed at ensuring that consumers and patients receive a product that meets established specifications and standards of quality, safety an efficacy.
Ministry of Health HQ
Pharmacy and Poisons Board is under the Ministry of Health whose HQ are at Afya House, Bishop Road, Nairobi
The Pharmacy and Poisons Board has various guidelines that explain how services are delivered. The guidelines can be downloaded from this site.
Good Distribution Practice
Wholesale distribution and retail forms part of the supply chain of manufactured therapeutic goods. Wholesalers are responsible for effective, efficient and safe handling, storage and distribution of such products. On the other hand retailers are the final/contact personnel with the clients/patients. As such, these guidelines set out appropriate steps for meeting these responsibilities. Current Good Distribution Practices for pharmaceutical products incorporates and provide for minimum requirements on aspects of the following:
1.1 Building and grounds
1.4 Stock handling and Stock control
1.7 Documentation and records
1.8 Counterfeit products
1.9 Sale of unregistered medicines