“The Pharmacists Registration Council (PRC) of Nigeria has sealed off 287 pharmacies operating illegally in different parts of Kogi State.
The Head of Enforcement Department of the PRCN, Stephen Esumobi, who disclosed this to journalists on Friday in Lokoja, stated that the pharmacies were shut between October 16 and 19.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the sealed pharmacies were among the 373 stores visited by the council’s enforcement officers.
Esumobi alleged that the pharmacies operated without registration and also failed to register their premises as required by law.
He said. “The council cannot guarantee that drugs sold in unregistered outlets are of the same integrity as specified by the manufacturers since they have not submitted to regulations that ensure maintenance of appropriate standards for handling such products.”