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Adewole Underscores Role of Patent Medicine Vendors in Healthcare Service Delivery

The Ministry of Health Prof. Isaac Adewole, has acknowledged the importance and relevance of Patent and Proprietary Medicines Vendors (PPMVs) to the achievement of the Universal Health Coverage mandate of the Ministry, hence the need to enlighten, equip and promotes PPMVs as an unavoidable stakeholder in the national health care delivery system. Adewole who was represented by the Director, Foods ...

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NIPRD, PCN, others still without boards, 2yrs after

Dozens of federal agencies are still operating without substantive heads or boards for more than two years now, Daily Trust reports. President Muhammadu Buhari dissolved the boards on July 16, 2015, and two months later set up an eight-man panel, headed by former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Engr. Babachir Lawal, to reconstitute them. Since then most of ...

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NAFDAC refutes claim 70% drugs in Nigeria fake

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has refuted the claim that 70 per cent of pharmaceutical products circulating in Nigeria are fake. The agency said the claim is not evidenced-based and has no scientific proof. He said such claim can also scare foreigners and make both Nigerians and non-Nigerians lose confidence in the country’s health ...

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PCN decries rise in illegal medicine stores, shuts 209

Despite the visible improvement in compliance by some pharmaceutical stores to the operational guidelines of the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN), report indicates that the activities of illegal medicine dealers are still on the increase. Twenty two communities in Lagos, which has been indicted to this fault includes Satellite Town, Ojo, Ijesha, Ilasamaja, Ijora, Badiya, Ajegunle, Kirikiri, Alaba ,Okokomaiko, New ...

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Some parts of Lagos still host illegal medicine outlets —PCN

The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria has said some parts of Lagos State have continued to be hotbeds of activities of illegal medicine dealers. “These include Satellite Town, Ojo, Ijesha, Ilasamaja, Ijora, Badiya, Ajegunle, Kirikiri, Alaba, Okokomaiko, New Era Town, Ajamgbadi, Morogbo, Ijanikin, Badagary, Dopemu, Agege, Ipaja, Igando, Orile-Iganmu and Ikotun,” Deputy Director (Enforcement) of PCN, Mr. Stephen Esumobi, has said. ...

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PCN Inducts 534 Pharmacy Technicians

The Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has charged the newly inductees into Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN), to be worthy ambassadors of their various colleges by ensuring diligence and excellence in service delivery. Amosun gave the charge at the induction ceremony of 543 Pharmacy Technicians from five  Colleges of Health Technology in Nigeria into the profession. Amosun who was ...

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PCN arrests 20 illegal medicine dealers

The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria, as part of efforts to fulfill its mandate of regulating the practice of pharmacy has carried out enforcement activities in Kaduna State. A total of 395 premises were sealed; and some of the owners of these premises have been visiting the PCN zonal office in Kaduna to fulfill conditions for registration. Such conditions include the ...

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Why Nigeria’s healthcare performance is still poor at 57

Ahmed Yakasai is the president of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) and a veteran practitioner of almost 35 years experience. He is also a former chairman of the PSN (Kano State branch), first deputy president at national level and two-time past commissioner in Kano State for eight years. Yakasai, in this interview with journalists ahead of the 90th yearly ...

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12 illegal pharmacies, 383 patent stores sealed in Kaduna

A total 395 premises including 12 illegal pharmacies and 383 patent medicine stores have been sealed by the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN). Their offences range from operating without registration with the council, failure to renew premises license, dispensing ethical products without the supervision of pharmacist and poor sanitary conditions among others. In the latest enforcement exercises, officials of the ...

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PCN seals 395 pharmacy stores in Kaduna

In its efforts to ensure safe patent medicines in the country, the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN), on Thursday, said it has sealed a total of 395 premises made up of 12 illegal pharmacies and 383 patent medicine stores across Kaduna State. The PCN claimed it had visited about 414 premises in the last one week. Addressing newsmen, in Kaduna, ...

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