70 un­li­censed chemists held

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics Ministries -

More than 70 quack phar­ma­cists yes­ter­day were ar­rested dur­ing a crack­down by the Phar­macy and Poi­sons Board. Most of those ar­rested were not reg­is­tered with the board and had no qual­i­fi­ca­tions to han­dle drugs. Po­lice and a team of in­spec­tors from the board con­ducted the raids in Kwale, Kil­ifi, Mom­basa and Lamu coun­ties. They shut un­reg­is­tered phar­ma­cies and con­fis­cated drugs. The crack­down is un­der­way coun­try­wide. Board se­nior in­spec­tor of drugs Julius Kaluai said the sus­pects failed to pro­duce the re­quired doc­u­ments. He spoke in Kisauni. Kaluai said the swoop is tar­get­ing quacks sell­ing drugs in il­le­gal out­lets, which have not been li­censed by the board. The board has only reg­is­tered 6,000 phar­ma­cists in the coun­try.

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