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. 

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).


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


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

Kenya Endorsed as a Member Economy to the AHWP at the 22nd Asian Harmonization Working Party(AHWP) i

Medical devices including In vitro diagnostics constitute a vital component of health products and health technologies that contribute to the attainment of the highest standards of health for all citizens as envisioned in Article 43 of the Constitution of Kenya. Regulation of these products is key to attainment of this Human Right.

Pharmacy Regulator goes big on Sh240M automation project

The Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB)  has fully automated services, making it the first national drug regulatory authority in Africa to automate clinical trial registry process among other services.


The Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB) is concerned over the high level of self-medication among the general public.

Be safe buy medicines from licensed pharmacy

Everyone knows that it is impossible to buy health. But you can buy medicines that can help to improve your health


Medicines help us live longer and healthier. They can help cure, treat an illness or disease and can also prevent some conditions from developing
During the course of our lives, it is likely that we will all need to take medicines. These might include vaccines to prevent illness or prescription medicines to treat serious infections.

Ensuring safe use of medicines

The most important step to medication safety is to educate yourself about the specific drugs you and your family are taking and the conditions they are intended to treat. Medications are intended to make you better, but they can cause harm if they are used or stored improperly. Some side effects are mild like an upset stomach while others can be more serious like liver damage.


According to the World Health Organization's (WHO), self-medication is defined as the use of drugs to treat self-diagnosed disorders or symptoms, or the intermittent or continued use of a prescribed drug for chronic or recurrent diseases or symptoms.