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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
Open this folder and view contents6.16 REGULATIONS FOR PRESCRIBING AND DISPENSING DRUGS
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
 

6.6 DRUG DISTRIBUTION

Rational drug distribution channels shall be promoted in both public and private sectors. In this regard the following measures shall be enforced by the Federal Government:

i Drug distribution, supply, sale and dispensing shall be under the control and supervision of pharmacists at all levels;

ii Government shall ensure that drug manufacturing, wholesaling and retailing activities are registered as distinct enterprises;

iii The channel for private sector drug distribution shall flow from manufacturers or importers to wholesalers and retailers;

iv Government shall ensure that drug supplies to public health facilities will be based on expressed need and, in the main, shall be from the Central Medical Stores;

v Government shall ensure that all drugs purchased or donated to governments at all levels are channelled through the Central Medical Stores;

vi Government shall establish inventory control systems, including computerisation, in all hospital pharmacies and clinics for effective inventory control. These shall be linked to a central computerised inventory control system in the Central Medical Stores;

vii Adequate security shall be provided for storage areas, and, in particular, for narcotic drugs;

viii Drugs distributed in the country shall, at least, be labelled in English;

ix Government shall create incentives for pharmacists to establish practices in rural areas in order to promote rational drug distribution and use. Professional associations and regulatory bodies involved in health care shall encourage their members to establish professional practices in rural areas to complement government efforts in promoting greater access to and rational use of drugs.

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