The Pharmacy and Poisons Board is losing the war against counterfeit medicine on sale in Kenya – thanks to the lack of a law against fakes and proxy wars between manufacturers and importers.

Kenyans are believed to be spending about Sh4 billion each year on fake medicine, exposing them to health complications arising from taking drugs that are not effective against the illnesses they purport to cure.

By Steve Mbogo

1 May 2008

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