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No more hawking of drugs in Nigeria




The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) has said open drug hawking will be eradicated by Aug. 1, 2017.


Mr. Elijah Mohammed, Registrar of the Council, said on Monday that this was part of efforts to regulate drug distribution system in the country.

He said the move would assist in curtailing the menace of open drug sale.

Mohammed attributed major challenges in the health system to open drug hawking.

He added that a lot of the hawkers sold fake and adulterated drugs.

Distribution of fake pharmaceuticals has been a major problem in Nigeria.

It is the stiff war waged by one-time food and drug regulatory commission boss, Dora Akunyili, on fake drug sellers and manufacturers that brought her into the limelight.

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Credit: NAN

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