Thoithi G.N., Abuga K.O., Nguyo J.M., King’ondu O.K., Mukindia G.G., Mugo H.N., Ngugi J.K. and Kibwage I.O. Drug Quality Control in Kenya: Observation in the Drug Analysis and Research Unit During the period 2001-2005.

Citation:
"Thoithi G.N., Abuga K.O., Nguyo J.M., King’ondu O.K., Mukindia G.G., Mugo H.N., Ngugi J.K. and Kibwage I.O. Drug Quality Control in Kenya: Observation in the Drug Analysis and Research Unit During the period 2001-2005." East Cent. Afr. J. Pharm. Sci.. 2008;11(3):74-81.

Abstract:

During the five-year period January 2001 to December 2005, the Drug Analysis and
Research Unit received and analyzed 394 drug samples. Samples were received from
regulatory authorities, local industry, non-governmental organizations, hospitals
and private practitioners. The samples analyzed constituted 37.8 % locally
manufactured and 62.2 % imported products. In contrast to previous years when
failure rates of over 20 % were recorded, the overall rate of failure to comply with
compendial quality specifications was 6.1 %, comprising of 8.7 % locally
manufactured and 4.5 % imported drugs.

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