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NAFDAC Closes a pharmaceutical store in sokoto, penalized 12 others.

A pharmaceutical store in Sokoto has been closed down on October 21, 2021, by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).

Malam Garba Adamu, the State NAFDAC Coordinator, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sokoto on Thursday that 12 other pharmaceutical outlets had been sanctioned for various alleged offenses.

The closed business was sanctioned for selling and advertising unregistered products, as well as inadequate pharmaceutical storage and violating distribution standards, according to Adamu, other erring firms, he claimed, had some of their displayed medications seized and received warning letters for non-compliance with storage and distribution restrictions, among other things. He explained that a total of 55 pharmaceutical outlets were educated on how to report adverse drug reactions using "Medical Safety Mobile Applications."

The mobile app, according to Adamu, detects adverse effects following immunisation and keeps track of pharmaceuticals of interest.

He mentioned that NAFDAC interacts with ACPN and other related organizations on ongoing innovation projects like the Med Safety Mobile App and others.

"NAFDAC in Sokoto collaborates with organizations and institutions to spread awareness and distribute posters and fliers about the Med Safety Mobile App.

"We advise the public to check for NAFDAC registration numbers and expiration dates on products before purchasing them, and to report any infractions or adverse medication reactions to NAFDAC," Adamu said.

He urged all medication distribution and sales outlets in the state to follow all rules and regulations that govern their industry.

He explained that the activity was part of the agency's usual operations aimed at ensuring the safety and quality of products eaten by people.

"We receive complaints on a regular basis about the poor quality of some consumables retailers and the incidence of connected ailments," the coordinator explained.

Adamu reassured Nigerians that the agency is committed to protecting people's lives and asked for the public's help in ensuring the exercise's success in the state.

During the exercise, Mr Ibrahim Binji, Chairman of the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN), Sokoto State Chapter, praised NAFDAC for taking initiatives to protect and sanitize the country's drug distribution network.

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Adamu Malam Garba Adamu NAFDAC National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control Sokoto


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