Brief History
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The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) is a Federal Government parastatal established by Act 91 of 1992 (Cap P17 LFN 2004) charged with the responsibility for regulating and controlling Pharmacy Education, Practice and Training in all aspects and ramifications. Pursuant to this, the PCN is responsible for registration and licensure of all Pharmacists, Pharmaceutical Premises (Manufacturing, Importation, Distribution, Wholesale, Retail, Hospital Pharmacies) as well as issuance of Permit to Pharmacy Technicians and registration and Licensure of Patent and Proprietary Medicine Vendors.
 Determines what standard of knowledge and skill are to be attained by persons seeking to become Pharmacists in Nigeria
 Establishes and maintains a register of pharmacists and secures the publication from time to time of the list of those names as entered in the register
 Issues pharmacists Oath and Code of Ethics
 Appoints pharmaceutical inspectors to ensure the enforcement of the provisions of the law by inspection and monitoring of premises where pharmaceutical endeavours take place.
 Maintains a register of Pharmacy Technicians.
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