Federal Government Announces New Pharmacy Law
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on October 11, 2022
The Federal Government has announced a new pharmacy law that empowers the Pharmacy Council of Nigeria to regulate all stakeholders in the distribution chain.
Chairman, governing council of the organisation, Professor Ahmed Tijjani Mora, made the disclosure in Abuja during the presentation of the gazetted PCN (Establishment) Act 2022 on Monday.
According to him , the Pharmacy Council of Nigeria Bill empowers the registrar to revoke licenses and regulate all stakeholders involved in the pharmacy distribution chain, such as pharmacy technicians, pharmacists, patent medicine vendors, manufacturers, importers, and wholesalers, among others adding that it was signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari in August 2022.
Mora assured that fines for offences in the old act ranged from N250- N1,000 and had been increased to between N250,000 and N2,000,000 in the new act, thanking the President and all persons who made the passage of the bill into law possible.
He explained that the Federal High Court, under the new law, has the jurisdiction to hear and determine criminal and civil matters.
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