The Lagos state government has sealed off 37 pharmacies in its bid to stamp out proliferation of illegal pharmaceutical outlets. The Special Adviser to the Governor on Primary Healthcare, Dr Olufemi Onanuga, made this disclosure in a statememt after a recent raid of Ikorodu Local Government Area by the State Task force on Counterfeit, Fake Drugs and Unwholesome Processed Foods, in conjunction with representatives of National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Pharmacists’ Council of Nigeria (PCN), Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria Federal Taskforce and Officers of the State Rapid Respond Squad (RRS). Onanuga said 37 out of 49 outlets visited in Ikorodu Central, Agric, Agbede, Ita-Oluwo, Eyita, Odongunyan, Igbogbo, Itamaga and Ijede were sealed off for various offences ranging from engaging quacks, operating beyond their scope through sales of unethical products and dispensing drugs to unsuspecting citizens of the state. Other offenders include illegal operators of unregistered premises, who displayed and stored drugs in an unconducive environment. According to Onanuga, the sealing off of the pharmacies and patent medicine stores was in accordance with the provision of the Counterfeit, Fake Drugs and Unwholesome Processed Foods (Miscellaneous Provision) Act of 1999, Number 25.