Kenya to Host the First Pharmaceutical regulatory Compliance Conference in Africa
Kenya to Host the First Pharmaceutical regulatory Compliance Conference in Africa.
This will bring together hundreds of medical personnel from Africa to discuss the evolution of unregulated and compliance on medicine amongst other issues.
The Kenya Pharmaceutical Regulatory Compliance Conference will be hosted on the
July 25 – 26, 2017 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi..This will bring in different stakeholders in the medical and pharmaceutical industry in Africa.
The inaugural edition of the Kenya Pharmaceutical Regulatory Compliance Conference will provide a venue for industry experts, policymakers, manufacturers, distributors, retailers and inventors to discuss and debate the challenges they face as well as explore new strategies.
The Pharmacy and Poisons Board is a key government agency that enforces regulations and laws in the pharmaceutical sector. In recent years, the Board has had to battle cases of malpractices in the industry, with certain incidents reported in the Kenyan media. What has emerged from review and audit done by the board is that there are obvious loopholes in the regulatory framework that may have been exploited by unscrupulous people at the expense of industry best practices and regulatory compliance.
This event therefore gives compliance and risk professionals an unparallel opportunity to interact with the leading minds in the industry about the current state of laws and technology and government oversight and more.As the event format which includes panel discussions, debates, workshops and exhibitions will also throw light on the direction the industry will take in the future. This will make it all the more important for today’s Pharmaceutical professionals to actively take part in this conference.
Illegal, unregulated pharmacies have become more prominent in recent years. Advertising and selling largely over the Internet, these criminal enterprises developed a niche selling medication to patients at cheap prices found nowhere else. But these savings come with a price: the drugs are often unregulated and non-compliant, and are sometimes laced with dangerous substances. Antifreeze, road paint and rat poison have all been found in these medicines, and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy estimates that 97 percent of all Internet drug sellers don’t meet state and federal drug safety regulations
Pre-market regulatory requirements for medical products, pharmaco-vigilance and post-market surveillance of medical products are some of the key topics to be discusses during the conference.
This conference is a first step to ensuring the entire industry rallies around the need to overcome regulatory challenges together, as stakeholders seek common fronts and solutions through which to streamline regulatory practices in the sector