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"231" Chemist Outlets Shut Down By PCN


The Pharmacist Council of Nigeria (PCN) has shut 231 medication apportioning offices in Nasarawa State over illicit practices.
They gathered it that the Director of Enforcement of the Council, Mr Stephen Esumobi, unveiled this at a news conference in Lafia on Friday.
He said that the activity pursued seven days observing activity over the state by the authorization group.
As shown by him, the fixed premises contained 18 drug stores and 213 unlawful patent medication shops.
He recorded a portion of the offences submitted by the administrators of the outlets to include poor clean conditions, no accessibility of drug specialists,
poor documentation and non-show of premises and drug specialists yearly licenses.
He added that “adherence to approved scope of practice by stakeholders was non-existent as people without the requisite  
knowledge or skills to handle medicines in their facilities abound.

“The team also observed improper handling of controlled substances in most of the facilities.”

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