PHARMACY REGISTRATION RULES


PHARMACY REGISTRATION PROCEDURE

Below are the pharmacy registration procedure steps in Nigeria and steps for approval from Pharmacist Council of Nigeria ( PCN )

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STEP I

INCORPORATE A COMPANY NAME

PICK AT LEAST TWO BUSINESS NAMES YOU LIKE

SUBMIT THEM AT THE NEAREST C.A.C OFFICE FOR NAME SEARCH WHICH COST N500.00 ( CORPORATE AFFAIRS  COMMISSION IS IN EVERY STATE OF NIGERIA)

TAKE THE APPROVED NAME BACK TO C.A.C TO INCORPORATE A COMPANY WITH THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSIONS ( You will need a lawyer or a chartered accountant to help you at this stage)

THE SHAREHOLDERS OF A RETAIL OUTLET MUST ALL BE PHARMACISTS OR A PHARMACIST AND HIS/HER FAMILY MEMBERS.

A WHOLESALE OUTLET MUST HAVE A PHARMACIST AS A SHAREHOLDER

C.A.C WILL DEMAND FOR A COPY OF THE LICENSE OF PHARMACIST SHAREHOLDER TO INCORPORATE A PHARMACY NAMED COMPANY

COST  IMPLICATION = APPROXIMATELY N70K

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STEP II

GET A LOCATION

FIND A LOCATION THAT

I. MUST BE AT LEAST 30SQM FOR RETAIL, 50 SQM FOR WHOLESALE AND AN OFFICE PLUS A WAREHOUSE FOR IMPORTATION

II. SITE MUST BE 200 METRES FROM ANY NEARBY REGISTERED PHARMACY

III. WRITE TO PCN ON YOUR LETTER HEADED PAPER FOR LOCATION APPROVAL AFTER PAYING LOCATION APPROVAL FEE OF N10K FOR RETAIL AND N20K FOR WHOLESALE

IV. SITE MUST NOT BE IN A MARKET ORA MOTOR PARK

V. A PLAZA CAN HAVE TWO TO THREE PREMISES

AFTER LOCATION APPROVAL

FOR A PHARMACIST OWNED BUSINESS SUBMIT

1. APPLICATION LETTER FOR PREMISES REGISTRATION

2. C.A.C CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION

3. CAC FORMS CO2 AND CO7

4. SUPERINTENDENT PHARMACIST LICENSE

5. RESIGNATION LETTER AND ACCEPTANCE OF RESIGNATION LETTER FROM PLACE OF LAST APPOINTMENT AS A SUPT PHARMACIST (OR NYSC DISCHARGE CERTIFICATE FOR A POST NYSC PHARMACIST)

6. LETTER STATING THAT YOU HAVE ONLY ONE FULL TIME PHARMACIST JOB

7. PAY INSPECTION AND REGISTRATION FEE INTO PCN ACCOUNT

8. FILL AND SUBMIT FORMS B AND J FROM PCN

9. WAIT AND WAIT

FOR A NON PHARMACIST OWNED OUTLET, ABOVE PLUS

1. APPOINTMENT AND ACCEPTANCE OF APPOINTMENT LETTERS

2.A LETTER PROMISING TO GIVE THE  SUPERINTENDENT PHARMACIST A FREE HAND

3. A LEGAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE SUPERINTENDENT  PHARMACIST AND TH MANAGING DIRECTOR

4. LETTER INFORMING PCN OF APPOINTMENT OF A SUPT. PHARMACIST

WARNING – DO NOT O WITH YOUR SUPT. PHARMACIST TO PCN OFFICE OR …….

INSPECTORS EXPECTATIONS

The inspectors expect to find

1.  MEDICAL REFERENCE BOOKS

2. A PHARMACIST OFFICE

3. AN AIRCONDITIONER

4. POISON BOOK AND BOX

5. REFRIGERATOR

6. OTHERS

AFTER APPROVAL

If your location is approve throw a party and start business

If premises was not approved, write an appeal letter stating your case to the REGISTRAR, then HOPE AND PRAY

N.B

Please note that once in a while inspectors can come up with rules that are not part of the requirement to deny you approval so, make sure you also buy the books PREMISES REGISTRATION RULES AND REGULATION and PHARMACY LAWS at PCN ZONAL OFFICES to be sure the inspectors stick to the approved rules and not the once they make up. Most importantly, do not allow them to intimidate you

If you still think you are been denied your right, get your lawyer to write PCN and I assure you that things will start falling into place faster for you

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31 thoughts on “PHARMACY REGISTRATION RULES

  • August 20, 2017 at 7:25 am
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    Please someone said something of 60% share to the pharmacist. Can you please explain it well to me. Is it a compensation or a salary or is it an everlasting something?
    Please I am waiting for an answer. God bless you.

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  • July 14, 2017 at 2:13 am
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    Can I set up a pharmacy without been a pharmacist? If yes how do I monitor the pharmacist that I’ll employ for the profit of the business.

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    • July 17, 2017 at 9:14 am
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      you can setup a wholesale pharmacy but must employ a pharmacist

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  • June 14, 2017 at 5:26 pm
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    I really appreciate this site and the writer. I just stumble on the site at the right time I an trying to register my own premise. Concerning the inspector expectation, please I wwant if the air conditioner is compulsory. Thanks for your urgent reply.

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    • June 19, 2017 at 9:58 am
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      Yes air conditioner is compulsory

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  • June 9, 2017 at 6:43 am
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    i am pharmacist and have seen a site for retail outlet.But one of my challenges is that an illegal outlet that was not approved due the size of the shop and distance between his shop and mine is not up to 200meters. but he is not a pharmacist. And PCN refuse to aprrove my because of him. pls advice me on what to do

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    • June 9, 2017 at 8:34 pm
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      Take your case to your PCN state office if you are sure its an illegal outlet and copy your letter to Abuja headquarters of PCN

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  • June 9, 2017 at 6:08 am
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    i am pharmacist and have seen a site for retail outlet.But one of my challenges is that an illegal outlet that was not approved due the size of the shop that is about 152m in distance to mine and is own by non pharmacist. But PCN refuse to approve my because of him. pls advice me on what to do

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  • May 26, 2017 at 3:58 am
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    Please I want to know if wholesale pharmacy and retail pharmacy can co-exist. Ie if one can site a retail pharmacy less than 200meters from a wholesale pharmacy.

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    • May 26, 2017 at 8:59 am
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      It depends on the distance and the state where the two pharmacies are located. I will suggest you visit your state PCN zonal office

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    • June 11, 2017 at 6:43 pm
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      You can operate the two even if they are less than 200sqmetres away. Ask of H-medix in Abuja the guy is doing great!

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  • May 15, 2017 at 12:46 pm
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    Find this info very helpful but then i have some challenges.
    Am a pharmacist and while filling forms for registration i didn’t sign the applicant signature part on my form c and cos of this i have not gotten my licence since 2015, i v written letter and submitted another form c and yet am still waiting, don’t knw wat else to do pls.

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  • April 10, 2017 at 9:08 pm
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    1. As a Retail Pharmacist can i operate both wholesale and Retail?…

    2. If i decide to open another branch in another state, and i employ another pharmacist to register me . will the premise be registered has Retail or Wholesale?..

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    • April 19, 2017 at 9:28 am
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      Yes you can. A retail pharmacist can have a wholesale and importation operation from his retail premises

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  • March 25, 2017 at 3:53 pm
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    I incorporated a pharmaceutical company for some one and d inspection did not go through. The owner of the business wants his money paid to me for incorporation back, is it possible? Pls i need urgent answer thanks

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    • April 3, 2017 at 9:55 am
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      I dont understand what you mean. Kindly call me on 08023622171 with more explanation

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  • November 27, 2016 at 12:14 pm
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    Nice post. Please do i need to have set up the pharmacy before inviting PCN for inspection

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  • July 11, 2016 at 10:36 am
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    Hello, Am a Lawyer and I commend this site. I will like to offer my services to help make it easier for any body who wishes to register a pharmacy company with Corporate Affairs Commission Abuja. 08162581000

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    • July 11, 2016 at 10:59 am
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      Thanks so much. What kind of services are we looking at

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      • July 11, 2016 at 2:30 pm
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        Ifeanyi, I can assist in registering your company at Corporate Affairs Commission Abuja faster.

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  • February 3, 2016 at 12:25 am
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    sorry if this not the right forum for my comment but this is my favourite Nigeria site to post right now.
    Hello Ifeanyi, i really appreciate this site especially your motivational talks, videos and ebooks. I live in England and finished my pharmacy degree there but since 3 years that i’ve finished i could not get myself to settle in working as a pharmacist here but prefer to come home to practice. i need help on this process of establishing myself as a pharmacist in Nigeria. any advice will be welcome. thanks

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  • January 3, 2016 at 11:45 pm
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    Can a new pharmacist register and operate a premises alone?

    How does one become a superintendent pharmacist and hence obtain a superintendent pharmacist’s license?

    What’s the difference between a Pharmacist’s licence and that of a superintendent pharmacist?

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    • January 5, 2016 at 8:04 pm
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      Once you have done your internship and NYSC (or have an excemption letter), you can own a pharmacy or be the superintendent pharmacist for any outlet any where in Nigeria

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  • December 8, 2015 at 12:20 pm
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    please what are the requirements for annual shop registration renuwal

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    • December 8, 2015 at 6:45 pm
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      Get your clearance from your state PSN. then with it fill your FORMS B AND J after paying the prescribed renewal fees. Then submit

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  • June 4, 2015 at 11:41 am
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    Woo!! This new policy is inappropriate they are playing deadly politics !!! Nwayooo

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  • June 4, 2015 at 11:10 am
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    Can’t you see that police makers in Pharmacies operation I.e pharmacist are looking for something that will better them, is just politics for their own gain, tell me how can somebody put this policies in place. No health care card no Medicare use in Nigeria, yet Pharmacies will only be operated by pharmacist is bloodshed watch out but God will prevail for this contry where policy makers randomly can come up with whatever the think can better them.

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  • April 12, 2015 at 11:09 pm
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    I am still wondering why Nigerian policies are favoring only a few. Making Pharmacists only to own and operate a retail pharmacies is making things worse for the country – Two Things
    1. It will give more power to quack chemist to continue abusing the medications
    2. It will limit the access of medication to only urban areas.

    I think it is high time we abolished those policies and ensure equitable access to medication in Nigeria.

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    • May 31, 2015 at 5:34 am
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      A country with too many people who can’t afford hospital payment cant survive like these if only those Pharmacist are to operate retail store, why not give others chances.

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      • June 4, 2015 at 10:45 am
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        I think they should focuse more of making sure geniu drugs are in stores of every dealer not Making only pharmacist to own & operate a retail outlet. This policies is never for the good of the Nigerians where up 60% barely visit hospital when sick, consider rural areas even in urban areas how many pharmacist would like to operate to help people In fact this decision is absolutely madness.

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        • July 22, 2017 at 11:12 pm
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          If you are not a pharmacist , and don’t like the policy, pick up.your jamb form and go and study pharmacy, period.

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