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close this bookNational Drug Policy - Nigeria (FMOH, WHO; 2005; 32 pages)
View the documentFOREWORD
View the documentACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
View the documentACRONYMS
View the document1.0 INTRODUCTION
View the document2.0 DEFINITION
View the document3.0 GOALS OF THE NATIONAL DRUG POLICY
View the document4.0 OBJECTIVES OF THE NATIONAL DRUG POICY
View the document5.0. TARGETS OF THE NATIONAL DRUG POLICY
close this folder6.0 STRATEGIES FOR IMPLEMENTING THE NATIONAL DRUG POLICY
View the document6.1 SELECTION OF DRUGS
View the document6.2 PROCUREMENT OF DRUGS
View the document6.3 DRUG REVOLVING FUND SCHEME
View the document6.4 PRICING POLICY
View the document6.5 DRUG STORAGE
View the document6.6 DRUG DISTRIBUTION
Open this folder and view contents6.7 RATIONAL DRUG USE
View the document6.8 DONATED DRUGS
View the document6.9 LOCAL DRUG PRODUCTION
View the document6.10 LEGISLATION
View the document6.11 INSPECTION OF DRUGS
View the document6.12 IMPORTATION AND EXPORTATION OF DRUGS
View the document6.13 REGISTRATION OF DRUGS
View the document6.14 PATENTS
View the document6.15 QUALITY ASSURANCE
close this folder6.16 REGULATIONS FOR PRESCRIBING AND DISPENSING DRUGS
View the document6.16.1 Prescribing
View the document6.16.2 Dispensing
View the document6.17 PHARMACOVIGILANCE
View the document6.18 DRUG INFORMATION AND PROMOTION
View the document6.19 DRUG FINANCING AND AFFORDABILITY
Open this folder and view contents6.20 RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
View the document6.21 HERBAL AND OTHER TRADITIONAL REMEDIES
View the document6.22 HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT
View the document6.23 CONTROL OF VETERINARY DRUGS
View the document6.24 INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
View the document6.25 MONITORING AND EVALUATION
 

6.16.2 Dispensing

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.

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