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Lagos State Government Shuts 16 Illegal Pharmacies
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Lagos State Government Shuts 16 Illegal Pharmacies

Lagos State Taskforce on Counterfeit, Fake Drugs and Unwholesome Processed Foods has shut 16 illegal, substandard and unregistered pharmacies, patent medicine stores and premises at Ajegunle and Alaba-Suru axis of Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government Area of the State. The Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi, who disclosed this on Tuesday while reviewing reports of the monitoring, inspection and enforcement exercise carried out by the Task Force, through the Pharmaceutical Inspectorate Unit (PIU) of the Pharmaceutical Services Directorate of the Ministry of Health, stated that sealing of the affected pharmacies and patent medicine stores was in accordance with the provisions of Section C34 of the Counterfeit, Fake Drugs and Unwholesome Processed Foods Miscellaneous Provisio...
Lawmakers Consider Bill to legalize Cultivation of Marijuana and Registration for its Traders
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Lawmakers Consider Bill to legalize Cultivation of Marijuana and Registration for its Traders

A bill to legalize the cultivation and trading of cannabis for medical and cosmetic use, research purposes as well as revenue generation for Nigeria has been proposed by a House of Representatives member. The bill titled ‘A Bill for an Act to Regulate the Cultivation, Possession, Availability and Trade of Cannabis for Medical and Research Use, and Related Purposes' and proposed in the Cannabis Control Bill 2020, is sponsored by Miriam Onuoha and awaiting second reading. The bill which sets conditions for the cultivation, buying, selling and consumption of the drug, allows hospitals and doctors to prescribe doses of cannabis for treatment of patients, while pharmacies and stores will be allowed to sell the drug. The bill states that a licensed seller who sells more than the pre...
Scotland becomes first country in the world to provide free sanitary products for all
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Scotland becomes first country in the world to provide free sanitary products for all

Scotland has made sanitary products free to all women, becoming the first country in the world to take such a step against “period poverty”.   The Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Act, which passed unanimously through its final stage on Tuesday evening, November 24, will place a legal duty on local authorities to make period products available for all those who need them.   The measure makes tampons and sanitary pads available at designated public places such as community centres, youth clubs and pharmacies. First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon called it “an important policy for women and girls”.   “Proud to vote for this groundbreaking legislation, making Scotland the first country in the world to provide free period products for all wh...
FCCPC To Arraign Supermarkets, Pharmacies For Inflating Prices Of Sanitisers
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FCCPC To Arraign Supermarkets, Pharmacies For Inflating Prices Of Sanitisers

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Tuesday fixed June 25, 2020, for the arraignment of two supermarkets and two pharmacies charged for hiking prices of key hygiene products such as hand sanitisers and face masks. Tribune Online reports that the companies were charged to court by the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Council (FCCPC) for allegedly taking undue advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to inflate prices of key hygiene products including hand sanitisers and face masks contrary to Section 108(1) of FCCP Act 2018. However, when the matter was called on Monday, prosecution counsel, Babatunde Irukere, told the court that the matter was for arraignment and that they were ready for the matter as scheduled. But counsel to the first and second defendants (H-Medic...
China Puts a Second City Under Lockdown in the space of Four Days Amid Raising Fears of a Coronavirus Comeback
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China Puts a Second City Under Lockdown in the space of Four Days Amid Raising Fears of a Coronavirus Comeback

A second Chinese city has gone into lockdown today amid growing fears of a second wave of infections in China. The north-eastern city of Jilin, with a population of more than four million, shut down its borders and suspended public transport on Wednesday, with all residents not allowed to enter or leave their residential compounds unless it is necessary. All cinemas, indoor gyms, internet cafes and other enclosed entertainment venues in Jilin must shut immediately, and pharmacies must report all sales of fever and antiviral medicines, the Jilin government said in a statement. It was also stated that residents are only allowed to leave the city if they obtain reports to prove that they have tested negative for COVID-19 in the past 48 hours and complete an unspecified period of ...
New York Governor Approves Coronavirus Test In Pharmacies
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New York Governor Approves Coronavirus Test In Pharmacies

The New York has announced that he will approve the license for pharmacies to carry out corona virus test in the state. Andrew Cuomo said about 5,000 pharmacies would be permitted to carry out the test, with the plan to provide 40,000 per day. Record has it that the US has about 938,000 confirmed cases nearly a third of the 53,751 deaths were recorded in New York City.
We’ll leave no stone unturned in fight against COVID-19 ― Gov Emmanuel
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We’ll leave no stone unturned in fight against COVID-19 ― Gov Emmanuel

GOVERNOR Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state has promised that his administration will leave no stone unturned in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic. Emmanuel made the promise during a state broadcast yesterday (Thursday) while reacting to the five reported cases from the state announced Wednesday by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). His words, “My dear people of Akwa Ibom State, little over a week ago, I had cause to address you concerning the state of affairs in our dear State as it has to do with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic across the globe. “I told you at the time that there was no Confirmed case of COVID-19 in the State. That information at that time was correct. We had a few suspected cases that showed symptoms of the disease and had taken samples and se...
Lagos State Government Closes Down 24 Pharmacies For Illegal Operation
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Lagos State Government Closes Down 24 Pharmacies For Illegal Operation

The Lagos State Government says it has sealed 24 pharmacies and patent medicine stores in various parts of the state for illegal operation and operating beyond scope of pharmaceutical practice. Akin Abayomi, the state Commissioner for Health, disclosed this in a statement issued on Sunday in Lagos. Mr Abayomi said that the enforcement was part of the mandates of the Pharmaceutical Inspectorate Unit (PIU) of the ministry to end the ugly trend of unqualified personnel handling drugs. He said that the affected pharmacies and patent medicine shops were sealed for operating without licence; engaging unqualified persons to man and dispense drugs to unsuspecting citizens and operating beyond scope through sale of unethical products. Other offences, the commissioner said, included di...

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