FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need to register my products?

You need to register your products so that the Pharmacy Board will ensure that medicines and other related products that are manufactured, imported, exported, distributed and/or utilized in Sierra Leone are of good quality, fit for human consumption and are of the optimum safety.

Which type of products do I need to register?

These products must be registered:
  • Medicinal products and Medical devices
  • Chemical substances and Cosmetics
  • Herbal/complementary products
  • Food/dietary supplements
  • Nutritional agents including energy drinks, beverages, and packed and bottled water.

How long is the registration process?

Three months if all requirements of a complaint application are met.

How do I begin the process of registration?

You begin with an application letter addressed to the Registrar of the Pharmacy Board of Sierra Leone, Central Medical Stores, New England Ville. You purchase relevant registration/application forms from the Pharmacy Board of Sierra Leone’s office at New England and then pick up the applicable guidelines.

Where is the Pharmacy Board of Sierra Leone’s Office located?

Head Quarter-Central Medical Stores, New England Ville, Freetown ,Sierra Leone. Regional Offices- Bo, Kenema, Makeni and Kono

How long will it take for my product registration certificate to be ready?

Product registration takes a maximum of three months after the date of submission of a complete application.

Can I do test marketing of my product before registration?

No, test marketing of products is not permitted

Where can I find the list of registered products?

Pharmacy Board Office

Where do I report when people are trying to fake or copy PBSL regulated products

Report to the Enforcement Department of the Pharmacy Board of Sierra Leone