Pharmacists, dentists ordered to display registration details

It is now mandatory for all pharmacists and chemists to display registration details in all their outlets.

This order was issued by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB) CEO F.M Siyoi on Monday during a sensitization roadshow.

According to PBB, the roadshow is meant to educate the residents on the dangers of self-medication, drug safety, and dangers of self-medication.

The roadshow, which was flagged off by Dr Siyoi, covered the areas of Lenana Road, Kawangware, Thika Road, Kangemi, Kibera, and Mathare.

The residents were also asked to use a free SMS code 21031 to check for all registration details of legitimate pharmacists and their precise location. This the CEO said would help deal with quacks who run illegal pharmacies and chemists that endangers lives of patients.

The residents were asked to report any unlicensed pharmacists to 0702475824 or email

The SMS code 21031 can also be used to check the safety of medicine by sending a text message of the Healthy Safety Code displayed on the medicine.

Dr Siyoi said that the roadshow is only one of the mechanism they are putting in place to ensure the medical system in Kenya is improved.

“We are doing joint inspections of health facilities with other health regulatory authorities to ensure the public access quality medical products and are encouraging the public to report suspected quacks,” Dr Siyoi.

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