Poisons Board to take war on fake drugs mobile

The Pharmacy and Poisons Board CEO Fred Siyoi (centre) and CWAG AAP Board Member Markus Green when they announced plans to use mobile phone technology in bid to end the scourge of counterfeit medicines in Kenya on February 6, 2019. PHOTO | COLLINS OMULO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Pharmacy and Poisons Board boss Fred Siyoi was speaking at a workshop on combating counterfeit drugs in Nairobi.
  • Mr Siyoi said the board is working with software developers and the short message code is being tested before launch mid this year.
  • The counterfeit conference convener said 100, 000 deaths in Africa are linked to counterfeit medicines.

Kenyans will soon be able to use their mobile phones to identify whether the medicines they take are genuine. 

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