Saturday, 19 December 2015

Three Pharmacists Barred From Practising, 1,236 Pharmacies Shut

On Thursday in Abuja, the Registrar of the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN), Nurudeen Mohammed said the council has convicted three pharmacists for professional misconduct and shut down 1,236 illegal pharmacy premises.

The registrar disclosed that the three convicted pharmacists were removed from the council’s roll and barred from practising after facing a tribunal. He also said 30 practitioners were still under investigation by the council.

Pharm. Mohammed said the enabling Act – Law of the Federation, 2004, Cap. P17 – mandates the PCN to regulate and control pharmacy education, training, discipline and general practice, and that the Council had completed a scheme to monitor pharmaceutical facilities, services and institutions in Lagos.

From all indications, health associations in Nigeria are more serious than ever about punishing erring professionals, so please be cautious at work!

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