Doctors have called on pharmacists to come out with the roles they play in the entire health sector as part of moves to ending prescription right abuse.

President of Nigeria Medical Association Francis Faduyile made the call during a visit on the president of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, (PSN) Tanko Yakassai, to mark World Pharmacists Day.

“In line with the theme for this year’s celebration, we urge the PSN to reflect on the poor health indices of Nigerians and come out with the roles you can play to stem the ugly tide,” said Faduiyule.

“The prescription right abuse with the abuse of narcotics as well as codeine needs the concerted efforts off all stakeholders to curb the menace.

“We also wish to reiterate our commitment to maintain the already established cordiality and collaboration with your members, ensuring harmony within the health sector for the benefit of the patients.”

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