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PCN seals 434 drug shops in Plateau

By Isa Abdulsalami Ahovi, Jos
13 July 2022   |   3:50 am
The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) has sealed 115 pharmacies and 319 patent medicine shops in Plateau State.

The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) has sealed 115 pharmacies and 319 patent medicine shops in Plateau State.

PCN national enforcement team visited 208 pharmacies and 433 patent medicine shops in the state.

The Director of Enforcement, PCN, Stephen Esumobi, at a press conference in Jos, yesterday, disclosed that the shops were sealed for various offences, including operating without PCN registration, failure to renew premises licence, dispensing ethical products, without a pharmacist’s supervision.

According to him, poor storage and sanitary conditions, carrying out activities beyond the scope of their licence among others were some of the offences they committed, adding that two vendors were arrested for breaking PCN seals.