The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria has declared that about 17 percent of drugs being produced in the country are fake calling on the federal government and all stakeholders to step up actions against the issue of fake drugs.
The chairman of the organization in Oyo state, pharmacist Abiodun Ajibade who disclosed this at a news conference in Ibadan agreed that cases of fake and counterfeit medicines thrive heavily in the country.
Ajibade stressed that the development could be linked to weak implementation of the enabling laws against such acts as well as the strength in an environment considered inimical to human lives.
The council further decried a shortage of qualified pharmacists in most hospitals, especially the private ones across Oyo state adding that the issue of pharmacy is being politicized and heavily monetized to the detriment of the common man across Nigeria.
He body further appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to expedite actions and sign the pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria’s bill into law in order to enhance health care delivery system in the country.