LAGOS STATE SEALS 24 PHARMACIES AND MEDICINE STORES IN THE STATE

Lagos State Government stated that it has sealed 24 pharmacies and medicine stores in various parts of the state, for illegal operation and operating beyond scope of pharmaceutical practice.

Prof. Akin Abayomi, the state Commissioner for Health, disclosed this in a statement issued on Sunday, in Lagos, saying the enforcement was part of the mandates of the Pharmaceutical Inspectorate Unit (PIU) of the ministry to end the ugly trend of unqualified personnel handling drug.

He said that the affected pharmacies and patent medicine shops were sealed for operating without licence; engaging unqualified persons to man and dispense drugs to unsuspecting citizens and operating beyond scope through sale of unethical products.

Other offences, the commissioner said, included displaying and storing drugs in in-conducive environments, thus which compromising the potency of the drugs and rendering them ineffective.

He further explained that some of the premises visited were engaging in illegal clinical practices, such as patient admission and setting of intravenous infusions, both of which, he said, were unacceptable.

Mr Abayomi said that government would continue to insist that the environment for the dispensation of medical care be suitable for the promotion and maintenance of good health for citizens.

He noted that the enforcement was coming on the heels of the war being waged against fake drugs and illegal drug shops.

-Kiss Breaks News

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