The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN), has arrested 10 Pharmacists and Patent and Proprietary Medicine Vendors (PPMVs), for prosecution in Delta State for various offenses.
The offenses range from improper handling of controlled substances, unhygienic environment, poor documentation and dispensing of ethical/prescription drugs without the presence of a pharmacist.
165 premises comprising 21 Pharmacies and144 PPMVs were sealed while seven compliance directives were also issued to five Pharmacies and two PPMVs.
The Director, Inspection and Monitoring, PCN, Mrs Anthonia Aruya, said at the weekend in Asaba, that the activities of some Pharmacists and PPMVs in Delta State have continued to give the council concerns and worries.
While revealing that a total 212 premises comprising of 52 Pharmacies and 160 PPMVs were visited in the state, she said their activities pose serious danger to members of the public who patronises them, saying most of them venture into the sales of medicines without following the laid down procedure. Read more