PCN seals off 301 drug outlets in Ondo

The Pharmaceutical Council of Nigeria (PCN), on Friday, said it had sealed off 301 drug outlets in Akure and environs in its efforts to curb abuse and misuse of controlled medicines.

The Registrar of the council, Mr. Elijah Mohammed, who made this disclosure at a news conference in Akure, said the outlets comprised 30 pharmacies and 271 patent medicine stores, NAN reports.

Mohammed, represented by Mr. Stephen Esumobi, said seven owners or agents of the outlets were also arrested during the joint operation by the council and law enforcement agencies.

He said their shops were sealed off for offences such as operating without supervision of pharmacists, operating without licence and sales of ethical products.

Other offences committed by the pharmacies and the patent medicine stores were…

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