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09 August 2019

Lagos shuts 53 illegal pharmacies, patent medicine stores

About fifty-two pharmacies, patent medicine shops and unlicensed premises have been shut by the Lagos State Taskforce on Counterfeit, Fake Drugs and Unwholesome Processed Foods, for offences bordering on illegal operation, operating beyond scope among others.

The pharmacies and patent stores were shut at Isolo, Egbeda, Ikotun, Bariga and Somolu in Oshodi-Isolo, Alimosho and Somolu Local government areas of Lagos on Wednesday.

Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Health, Dr. Titilayo Goncalves, made this known today, when she received the report of the operation by the Task Force.

Goncalves explained that the affected pharmacies and patent medicine shops indulged in the practices of operating without license, engaging unqualified persons to man and dispense drugs to unsuspecting citizens, operating beyond scope through sale of ethical products and displaying and storing drugs in unconducive environments.

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