The Ondo State, the State Joint Task Force on Counterfeit, Fake Drugs and Unwholesome Processed Foods has fixed up three pharmaceutical shops in Akure, the state capital for pitching fake medications to the general population.
The fixed shops including: Shessy Patient Medicine situated at Hospital Road Akure, TOKs Leve Patient Medicine at Ijomu Street, Akure and Motunrayo Stores along Ado-Owo Road in Akure.
The Permanent Secretary, Ondo State Ministry of Health, Dr. Taye Oni, who revealed this to writers on Saturday said the activity of the team was a piece of the endeavors of the present organization of Rotimi Akeredolu to make the state free of fake medications.
He said the administration would guarantee that the state was inhabitable for those managing in hurtful medications, pronouncing that the state would not be utilized as dumping ground for medications unfriendly to the prosperity of the general population of the state.
The PS said the team found the control and fake medications in the shops that were chopped out and consequently contradicting the standards overseeing the act of patient solution and pharmaceutical stores in the state.
Oni stated, ” Some of those premises closed incorporate Shessy Patient Medicine at Hospital street Akure where unsafe and controlled medications, for example, flunitrazepalm (Swinol), Misoprostol tablets without NAFDAC number, Analgin (prohibited more than 10 years back) and 200mg Tramadol, perilous to the wellbeing were put away in an inconducive situation were found.
“TOKs Leve Patient Medicine store was likewise fixed for displaying the principles of operation and ownership of unsafe medications.”
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He pronounced that the culprits would be indicted.
Additionally, the executive of the team, Pharm. Gbenga Lasekan faulted the penetration of perilous medications without makers name and address into the Nigerian markets on porosity of the guests however guaranteed that guilty parties will’s identity conveyed to book.
He however noticed that the team had accomplished such a great amount since its introduction as the dread of it has decreased to the bearest least rate of fake and defiled medications in the state.
Gbenga Lasekan who repeated the dedication of the administration to protect the wellbeing of the general population of the state, encouraging the occupants to dependably purchase drugs from enrolled premises, check for NAFDAC number of the medications and where there is requirement for illumination, counsel an enlisted drug specialist.