China, India flooding Nigeria with fake drugs – NAFDAC

By AdvocateNews on 28/09/2020

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 960

NAFDAC Director General, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye
NAFDAC Director General, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has accused China and India of being responsible for the fake drugs in Nigeria.

This, NAFDAC said, was because 70 percent of drugs being used in Nigeria were imported from foreign countries, mostly China and India.

A statement from NAFDAC said its Director General, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, disclosed the information at a “NAFDAC And Your Health’’ programme in Abuja, as part of activities to mark the 60th independence anniversary.

She announced the agency’s readiness to eliminate substandard and falsified medicines through partnership with pre-shipment agents in China and India.

The move, she added, was part of the agency’s efforts to take the war against importation of illicit drugs to the source countries.

Prof. Adeyeye said: ‘“Safeguarding the health of Nigeria means making sure that all regulated products that NAFDAC is in charge of, have the expected quality. This means ensuring robust control of the manufacture, the distribution, the advertisement, the sale and the use of these products using international standards, in line with our mandate.

“Most mported drugs used in Nigeria are from China and India. NAFDAC is now going to the source to ensure that we do pre-shipment analysis. Although pre-shipment analysis had always been there even before but there were loopholes in that process that we have succeeded in blocking.

“I travelled to China and India with few staff last year to meet these agents that were given the responsibility many years back, and the riot act was read to them, and they now understood their roles in making sure that product samples analyzed by them in their home countries are of quality.

“We visited about 19 laboratories across China and India, and gave them the criteria that they must meet before we choose them as laboratories that can be analyzing products that will come to Nigeria,” she said.

She confirmed that both NAFDAC and the agents are now on the same page, adding that Clean Report Inspection Agents (CRIA) now work closely with the laboratories and they have to ensure that the laboratories have the equipment and wherewithal to do the proper and accurate analysis.

She explained that NAFDAC now receives CRIA agents’ reports almost daily on consignments that are suspect, saving the country huge impact of being turned into a dumping ground for counterfeit medicines.

Meanwhile, a staff of NAFDAC has developed a software to help the agency track and monitor ships on the high sea.

NAFDAC boss said the software has assisted in apprehending defaulting importers of falsified medicines at the point of entry.

Posted 28/09/2020 07:03:36 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
PDP, govs tackle Buhari over attack on Obasanjo,...

Buhari names Adesina, Djeba, Seriki, 39 others as...

Baba-Ahmed, Kukah and Obi

Boko Haram demands N100bn ransom for Leah Sharibu...

Insecurity: South East can’t achieve its demands by...

$1.2bn Loan: PDP slams Buhari over reckless borrowing...

Next Level Scandal: PDP Mocks Buhari Over Plagiarism...

FAAN condemns invasion of Sokoto Airport Runway by...

COAS Attahiru, 10 others buried in Abuja

Over 100 illegal immigrants drown off Libyan coast...

Senate approves Buhari’s $5.513bn External Borrowing request

Just In: Court suspends Uche Secondus as PDP...

 

Latest News EFCC arrests 30 cybercrime suspects at Kwara State University Ethiopian Airlines to resume flights to Enugu October 1 I don’t know how much senators earn ...I never received salary —Okorocha How shabby treatment by Abuja doctors killed Obadiah Mailafia — Middle Belt Forum How popular pastors come to our shrine to get power – Wife of Anambra chief priest Four trapped as container falls on car in Lagos 2023: 17 political parties endorse Atiku for President Gunmen storm Kogi church service, kidnap ex-provost, pastor, worshipper Justice Eddy Onyia. Enugu retired judge, is dead Borrowing to accumulate debt for next generations is criminal – Obasanjo tells Buhari govt 2023: Heaven won’t fall if a Northerner is elected President – NEF Enugu summons LG boss, Monarch over building demolition ... mourns Abdulaziz Ude

 

Most Read I’ve no Coronavirus, govt wants to kill me – Anambra Index case (170,508 views) Fleeing ex-DG Imo Broadcasting Corporation who stabbed wife to death arrested (168,798 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (168,797 views) Sickle cell support group seeks government intervention (168,796 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (168,794 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (168,791 views) FG sends new directive to banks, schools as Buhari extends lockdown by four weeks (168,791 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (168,721 views) HUSHPUPPI: CRIMINALS HAVE NO TRIBE. THEY SHAME ALL OF US... (165,752 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (165,325 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (135,719 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (134,185 views)

 

 

SECTIONS FAITH (156) EDITORIAL (17) NEWS (6,658) POLITICS (493) SOCIETY (129) SPORTS (51) BUSINESS (365) HEALTH (57) EDUCATION (48) INTERNATIONAL (176) ENTERTAINMENT (49) TECHNOLOGY (1) COLUMNISTS (57) LETTERS (4) OPINION (37)

 

 


There are no video entries posted yet.