The Lagos State Government has sealed 37 illegal pharmaceutical outlets in Ikorodu for committing various offences ranging from engaging quacks, illegal sale of products and dispensing illegal drugs to unsuspecting citizens. The outlets sealed were located in Ikorodu Central, Agric, Agbede, Ita-Oluwo, Eyita, Odongunyan, Igbogbo, Itamaga and Ijede.
The raid by LASG is part of measures to stem the tide of counterfeit and unwholesome drug products as well as avert the dangers posed by the activities of illegal operators in the society.
The raid was carried out in collaboration with the State Task force team on Counterfeit, Fake Drugs and Unwholesome Processed Foods, representatives of National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, Pharmacists’ Council of Nigeria, PCN, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria Federal Taskforce and Officers of the State Rapid Respond Squad, RRS.
Other offences committed by the outlets include, operating from unapproved shops and unhygienic environment.