Thursday, September 24, 2020

Lagos shuts 21 illegal pharmacies, patent medicine stores


 No fewer than 21 pharmacies and patent medicine stores have been shut by the Lagos State Government in some parts of the state.

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The pharmacies and patent medicine stores were shut by the Task force on Counterfeit, Fake Drugs and Unwholesome Processed Foods in the Alakuko, Ajegunle, Ologogoro, Ijaiye, Abule-Egba, Agbado and Agege areas for operating illegally and beyond the scope of practice.

The state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, who disclosed this on Wednesday while reviewing the report of the enforcement exercise carried out by the task force, stated that the sealing off of the affected pharmacies and patent medicine stores followed the provisions of Section C34 of the Counterfeit, Fake Drugs and Unwholesome Processed Foods Miscellaneous Provision Act of 1999.


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