The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria has fixed off 12 drug stores, 254 patent medication stores across Ekiti State for deceptive lead.
The PCN Registrar, Dr. Elijah Mohammed, revealed this on Friday at a public interview held toward the finish of a four-day examination and requirement excercise in the state.
Towns visited were: Ifaki Ekiti, Ayetoro, Ikole, Ado-Ekiti , Igede, Aramoko, Oye, Ayegbaju Iworoko,Ilupeju, among others.
Mohammed noticed that the gathering was concerned by the expansion of medications stores being opened freely in Ekiti State, saying six drug stores that penetrated the guidelines directing the offer of medications.
The Registrar, spoken to by PCN’s Director of Enforcement, Mr. Stephen Esumobi, clarified that 254 of the 409 medication premises visited were close for purportedly negating the PCN implicit rules and guidelines managing the offer of medications.
He said the reason for the authorization practice is to guarantee that all premises where meds are sold are enrolled, having satisfied conditions as for area, storerooms, climate, documentation and staff.
“Toward the finish of the requirement work out, a sum of 409 premises including 37 drug stores and 372 patent medication shops were visited
“An absolute 266 premises comprised of 12 drug stores and 254 patent medication shops were closed for working without licenses , apportioning moral items without the oversight of a drug specialist and for helpless capacity and clean .
“Six Patent Medicine sellers were captured for breaking PCN’s seals and they will be charged to court when examinations are closed.”
Mohammed lamented that a large number of the medication sources in certain pieces of the nation don’t have Pharmacists to deal with moral prescriptions in their premises, saying this had brought about unreasonable apportioning of medications, causing treatment disappointments and critical consequences for patients.
He unveiled that a large number of the unlawful medication sources were wellsprings of illegal medication supplies to lawbreakers in numerous pieces of the nation who did their odious crimes affected by hard medications.
“To address this test, the PCN had been drawing in street pharmacists, instructing them over the states on the need to work in accordance with the public authority guidelines.
“The committee had additionally ventured up implementation exercises the nation over with the point of guaranteeing that illegal medications managing are not permitted in the framework”.
Mohammed repeated that the premises would stay fixed until all administrative rules are met, asking individuals from people in general to buy their prescriptions from authorized drug stores and authorized patent stores.