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Pharmacists Council Seals 309 Patient Medicine Outlets in Ogun

Three hundred and nine pharmacies and patent medicine shops in Ogun State have been sealed by the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria.

The Council Director of Enforcement, Mr Stephen Esumobi made this known in Abeokuta while addressing newsmen on the outcome of the weeklong enforcement exercise.

He stated that four hundred and ninety two premises were inspected across the state out of which the over three hundred premises failed to meet up with the required standard.

The offences of the pharmacies and patent medicine shops included operating without registration, failure to renew premises licence and dispensing ethical drugs without the supervision of a pharmacist.

Mr. Stephen Esumobi noted that the sealed premises were also found wanting in storage of drugs and the sanitary state of the premises.

The Director of Enforcement, who described the intervention of the pharmacist Council of Nigeria as a vital component in the current fight against Covid19, stated that medicine must be safe effective and of good quality to reach the end users.

He advised Nigerians to always buy their medicines from licensed pharmacies and patent medicine shops to prevent the use of medicines that might have turned to poison due to poor handling.

Wale Oluokun

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