Guidelines for Good Distribution Practices for Pharmaceuticals - Kenya. First Edition, June 2006
(2006; 22 pages)

Abstract

The Pharmacy and Poisons Board is committed to its mission to ensure the availability of pharmaceutical services in Kenya which satisfy the needs of all for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases using safe, efficacious, high quality and cost effective pharmaceutical products.

Pursuant to this mission, it is imperative that pharmaceuticals are distributed by highly qualified personnel through outlets that are duly licensed and professionally run. Pharmaceuticals require specialized handling to ensure their quality is maintained throughout the distribution chain and the risk of exposing the public to unsafe medicines should be avoided at all cost.

These guidelines have been prepared to provide persons involved or wishing to be involved in pharmaceutical distribution with a method of assessing eligibility and the process of lawfully operating drug distribution outlets. It further provides specific requirements on distribution that are practices currently acceptable.

The success of this initiative will ultimately depend on the active contribution and cooperation of every stakeholder. I trust that all will strive to uphold the standards of practice in pharmaceutical distribution.

 
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