Sunday, May 02, 2021

Pharmacists Council seals 299 illegal medicine shops in Sokoto

The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria says the open drug markets have contributed to the adverse security challenges in the country.

This is as the council sealed 299 illegal medicine shops and premises in Sokoto State for different offences out of total number 536 shops visited by the team
The affected shops included 37 Pharmacies and 262 Patent Medicine Shops.

Registrar of the council,  Elijah Mohammed, who was represented by the director of Enforcement, Stephen Esumobi, stated this while briefing newsmen in Sokoto.

Elijah said the open drug markets are the sources of supply of substances of abuse to people with criminal tendencies in isolated areas across the country.

The registrar said the PCN had step up enforcement across the country in a bid to controlling the negative effects of open drug market in the country.

According to a press statement, the offences of the shops closed “ranges from operating without registration with the association, failure to renew premises license, dispensing ethical products without the supervision of a pharmacist, poor storage and sanitary conditions among others.”

It added, “A total of number of two arrest was made in the process while six pharmacies and patent medicine shops were issued compliance directives.” Punch

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