Lagos Seals Off 37 Pharmacies Over Fake Drugs

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The Lagos State government yesterday said it has sealed off 37 pharmacies and patent medicine shops operating illegally in the state, with a view to ridding it of fake drugs, and stemming the proliferation of illegal pharmaceutical outlets and shops operating in the state.

The special adviser to the Lagos State governor on Primary Healthcare,  Dr Olufemi Onanuga, disclosed this to journalists after a raid carried out in Ikorodu area of the state by the state task force on Counterfeit, Fake Drugs and Unwholesome Processed Foods in conjunction with the representatives of National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Pharmacists’ Council of Nigeria (PCN), Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria Federal Taskforce and Officers of the State Rapid Respond Squad (RRS).

Onanuga explained that 37 outlets out of   49 visited in Ikorodu Central, Agric, Agbede, Ita-Oluwo, Eyita, Odongunyan, Igbogbo, Itamaga and Ijede were sealed off for various offences ranging from engaging quacks, licensed patent medicine shops operating beyond their scope through sale of ethical products and dispensing drugs to unsuspecting citizens of the state.

 

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