The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Nasarawa State chapter, have sounded a note of warning to quack pharmacy practitioners to change their ways from illegal activities of face the law.
This was revealed by the state president of the association, Agada Vincent-Agada, in a chat with reporters on Sunday to mark the 2016 World Pharmacists Day.
World Pharmacists Day is marked annually every Sept. 25 and the 2016 celebration has its theme as, “Pharmacists Care For You”.
Vincent-Agada said that the association had planed to checkmate quackery in the profession, which, he said, was hampering quality health care service delivery in the country.
He said: “Every Sept. 25 is set aside annually to create the public awareness as well as to encourage the activities that promote and consolidate the profession’s role in the society.
“The role of the pharmacists in the society cannot be over-emphasised, right from the manufacturing to the administration of drugs.
“As key players in the health sector, the day has also been set aside not only to create awareness but to reflect the emotional connection pharmacists have for patients and the public.
“Without pharmacists, the work of doctors will be incomplete in discharging their duties. Anybody, who should be the closest to a doctor should be a pharmacist, “he further added.