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Pharmacists council threatens further clamp down

By Demola Akinyemi

Ilorin — Following the sealing up of two pharmaceutical companies in Ilorin last week over gross violation of the processes in making standard drugs, the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria ( PCN), yesterday, threatened further sanction on pharmaceutical companies that engage in unwholesome practice.

The Council particularly warned the unsuspecting public to be wary of where they purchase their drugs in order to avoid the carnage being perpetrated by those involved in the unwholesome practice.

Already, the council has set up a Drug Distribution Inspection Committee( DDIC)  that has gone round the six geo political zones of the country to identify  products manufactured in or imported into Nigeria  before they get to the end users.

The chairman of the DDIC of the PCN, Dr. Paul Gar at a press conference in Ilorin yesterday expressed concern over the attitude of many pharmaceutical companies for allegedly violating the processes of drug manufacturing in their respective companies in the country.

He expressed concern that such unwholesome practice could lead to death of hundreds of innocent Nigerians who would have purchased such drugs with their hard earned money


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