The ACPN National Executive Committee were at the CP Nexus workshop last week. The workshop which took place at Abuja on the 7th February 2018 was provided to give stakeholders an understanding of how  CP Nexus works. ACPN signed a memorandum of understanding last year.

 

The Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN) threatens to take disciplinary action on illegal pharmacy emblem. This is a bid to distinguish professionals from charlatans. 

The national chairman of the association, Pharm. (Alh) Olufemi Ismail Adebayo, in a press conference organised by ACPN at its national secretariat, Lagos, declared that the pharmacy emblem is a patented professional sign of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission and placed under the ACPN, with the power of attorney to manage since 1976. He added that the sign is a mark of identifying registered and pharmacist-owned premises since 1976.

The chairman stated that Rx emblem is not new, as it has been in use since 1976. We are only trying to enforce it and to let people know that the emblem is our symbol and, as such, it is compulsory that every member should have one and erect it at their premises.  The symbol shows members of the public where quality medicines and excellent pharmaceutical care and services are provided.”

Adebayo also emphasized that the association would not recognize any emblem not issued and documented by the association, saying such would be considered illegal. He also added that public awareness would soon commence on the emblem. “From the month of October, 2013, serious public awareness about the emblem will commence in both print and electronic media, in order to redirect the footsteps of the public to the right path in meeting the experts and custodians of medicines for proper pharmaceutical care and procurement of genuine and quality medicine products. It is of paramount importance to inform people that in line with the value of the emblem, the ACPN has restructured the sign with aluminium rust-free panel, and it is more aesthetically packaged. The emblem carries the serial number of PSN and any emblem different from the one from ACPN is regarded as fake, if mounted in any premises, and it shall be pulled down with a fine of Ten Thousand Naira.…” he disclosed.