A total of 37 illegal patent medicine stores and pharmacies have been sealed by the Lagos Govt in Ikorodu area of the state.
Dr Olufemi Onanuga, the Special Adviser to Governor on Primary Health Care, said this while reviewing the report of recent raids by the State Task force on Counterfeit, Fake Drugs and Unwholesome Processed Foods in Lagos.
He listed some of them to include Ikorodu Central, Agric, Agbede, Ita-Oluwo, Eyita, Odongunyan, Igbogbo, Itamaga and Ijede were sealed off for various offences.
He said the pharmacies and patent medicine stores were sealed in accordance with the provisions of Chapter C34 of the Counterfeit, Fake Drugs and Unwholesome Processed Foods (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act.
According to him, the task force carries out the raids in conjunction with the officials of National Agency for Food, Drug and Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and representatives of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN).
“The closure is part of the government’s renewed efforts aimed at ridding the state of fake, substandard and illegal drugs and outlets through streamlining of drug distribution system in the state,” He said.