INDEPTH – Dangers of poor pharmaceutical waste disposal

Drugs impounded by pharmaceutical inspectors in Eldoret town. FILE PHOTO | JARED NYATAYA | NMG
Drugs impounded by pharmaceutical inspectors in Eldoret town. FILE PHOTO | JARED NYATAYA | NMG 

Early last month, 65,000 kilogrammes of unused and expired medicines – among other pharmaceutical waste – from various hospitals, chemists and clinics across the country were destroyed by industry regulators.

The destruction of the products worth over Sh1.29 million was done at the Envirosafe Limited incinerator at the Export Processing Zone, Athi River.

The Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB) and the Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya (PSK) in collaboration with the Kenya Ports Authority collected the products in a span of one year. The National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) was…

Source – Business Daily

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