The Lagos State Task Force on Counterfeit and Fake Drug and Unwholesome Processed Foods has sealed off about 11 illegal pharmacies and patent medicine shops.
It also arrested six of the operators in Mushin and Fadeyi areas, as part of measures to rid the state of fake and counterfeit drugs.
A statement endorsed by the Public Relations Officer in the state Ministry of Health, Mr. Jide Lawal, disclosed that the exercise was meant to put a stop to the dangers associated with the activities of illegal operators both from within and outside the state.
By Mudiaga Affe
1 September 2008