i. Only duly licensed pharmacists shall have the authority to supply, sell and dispense drugs to the public. Such sales shall take place in premises licensed for the purpose, which shall be subject to regular inspection. Continuing registration of a licensed premise shall depend on a satisfactory report by inspectors of the Pharmacists’ Council of Nigeria (PCN) and the payment of prescribed fees;
ii. In view of the need for every Nigerian to have access to appropriate drugs, it shall be permissible for certain OTC drugs to be sold in patent medicine stores operated by Patent and Proprietary Medicine Vendor’s Licensees (PPMVL), particularly in areas where there are no licensed pharmacists in practice. The premises for the sale of such drugs shall be approved and licensed and shall be subject to periodic inspection by pharmaceutical inspectors of the PCN. The list of drugs to be sold in such premises shall be those approved by government;
iii. In every health care facility where there is a qualified and licensed medical practitioner, there shall be a qualified and licensed pharmacist to manage drugs; and
iv. In order to enhance total patient care, particularly as regards in-patients, government shall promote the practice of clinical pharmacy in secondary and tertiary health care institutions.