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PCN seals 373 premises, 15 pharmacies

The  Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) has sealed up 373 premises and  another 15  illegal pharmacies  for various offenses.

The exercise was carried out  at various locations in Ogun state. This in effect is to sanitise  the drug distribution chain in the state.

 At a press briefing held  in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital, the director of  inspection  and monitoring, Anthonia  Aruya  said this became imperative in other to safeguard public health and reduce numbers of avoidable deaths  through unwholesome practices by illegal practitioners.

 She said the council was more determined and committed  to ensuring  rational  distribution and dispensing of medicines that are safe, effective and of good quality to the public.

She however, warned members of the general public to always purchase  their medicines from licensed  pharmacies.

Reports by John Felix

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