Quality Performance of Drugs Analyzed in the Drug Analysis and Research Unit (DARU) During the period 2006-2010

Citation:
Abuga KO, Amugune BK, Ndwigah SN, Kamau FN, Thoithi GN, Ogeto JO, Okaru AO, Nguyo JM, Kingondu OK, Mugo HN, Kibwage IO. "Quality Performance of Drugs Analyzed in the Drug Analysis and Research Unit (DARU) During the period 2006-2010." East And Central African Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2013;16(2):33-43.

Abstract:

During the period 2006-2010, the Drug Analysis and Research Unit analyzed 583 samples. The samples comprised of 50.6% local and 49.4% imported products. Samples were subjected to compendial or in-house specifications. The failure rate was 12.2% for local products and 14.2% for imports. Antibacterial products recorded the highest failures (21.6%) while anticancers and drugs acting on the gastrointestinal, respiratory and reproductive systems all passed in the tests performed. The failure rate for antiprotozoals, antimalarials, antifungals, anthelminthics and analgesics were 14.3%, 12.5%, 11.8%, 8.9% and 11.5 % respectively.

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