“231” Chemist Outlets Shut Down By PCN

Pharmacist Council of Nigeria (PCN) has shut 231 medication apportioning offices in Nasarawa State over illicit practices.

It was gathered 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 in length observing activity over the state by the authorization group.

As indicated by him, the fixed premises contained 18 drug stores and 213 unlawful patent medication shops.

He recorded a portion of the offenses submitted by the administrators of the outlets to include: poor clean conditions, none 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 largely non-existent as people without 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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