Drug Control Pharmaceutical council closes 234 shops in Oyo State

The Director of the Inspection and Monitoring department of the council, told people to be cautious when purchasing medicine from stores.

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234 shops have been closed by the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN), for non-compliance to the rules of the organisation.

The affected areas are Ibadan, Iseyin, Oyo, Saki and Eruwa and Igboora, according to the Daily Post.

The Director, Inspection and Monitoring, for the council, Mrs Anthonia Aruya, made the disclosure to newsmen on Friday, July 1, 2016, in Ibadan.

Aruya said, “The shops were sealed off for non-compliance with our regulations and directives by our monitoring team.”

“The council is charged with the responsibility of regulating, controlling the education, training and practice of pharmacies in all aspects”.

“It is the authority set up by law to register and license all premises where pharmaceutical activities are carried out among other functions”.

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She commented that the council will not allow persons without the appropriate training and knowledge to operate in the business.

Aruya also appealed to members of the public to ensure that they buy drugs from stores with approved licences, the Daily Post reports.

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