Nigeria: Federal Government to Shutdown Open Drug Markets Nationwide by July 1st | NLIPW

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June 30, 2015 — Beginning July 1st, the Federal Government in Nigeria is set to shutdown all open drug markets in Nigeria as it implements an organized drug distribution system.

Regulatory Agencies such as the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) and the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) will on July 1st commence the implementation of the National Drug Distribution Guidelines (NDGS).

Speaking at a press conference in Abuja, the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Health, Linus Awute stated “we are hopeful that the existence of open drug markets in the country will be a thing of the past as the drug distribution system of the country has remained uncoordinated, chaotic and has resulted in the circulation of fake, adulterated, substandard and counterfeit drugs.

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