Sunday, March 22, 2020

Lagos government shuts 32 unregistered pharmacies, patent medicine stores

Lagos State Taskforce on Counterfeit, Fake Drugs and Unwholesome Processed Foods has shut 32 pharmacies and patent medicine stores for offences bordering on illegal operation and operating beyond scope of practice.

The Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi disclosed this on Sunday after reviewing the report of the first enforcement exercise carried out by the Pharmaceutical Inspectorate Unit of the Ministry for year 2020.

The Commissioner explained that the affected pharmacies and patent medicine shops were sealed for offences including operations without license, engaging unqualified persons to man and dispense drugs to unsuspecting citizens, operating beyond scope through sale of ethical products, displaying and storing drugs in unconducive environments which compromises the potency of the drugs there by rendering them ineffective.


  1. Thank u. Long overdue. That is how one sold me fake malaria drugs on prescription to use for my housemaid who I was even sending to university. If she had died now people would have said I used her destiny. Thank God we rushed her back to the hospital. She is now even a graduate and married with a child.