Thursday, August 1, 2019

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    NAFDAC bans open sale of Sniper over use in suicide attempts

NAFDAC bans open sale of Sniper over use in suicide attempts

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has banned the sale of Sniper and Dichlorvos (organophosphate used as an insecticide) products in open shops and supermarkets.Moji Adeyeye, director-general of NAFDAC, announced this in a statement on Wednesday.A number of Nigerians had called for the ban of the product following its rampant use in cases of suicide.Adeyeye [...]

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    NBC apologises over recall of contaminated Eva bottled water

NBC apologises over recall of contaminated Eva bottled water

The Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) has apologised following the inconveniences the recall of the contaminated Eva bottled water might have caused consumers. The National Agency for Food, Drugs and Administration Control (NAFDAC) had directed the NBC to recall Eva premium table water 75cl over suspected contamination.The agency had said the production of the water was suspended pending the outcome of investigation being conducted [...]

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    NBC halts production of Eva water as NAFDAC begins investigation

NBC halts production of Eva water as NAFDAC begins investigation

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has directed the Nigerian Bottling Company Limited to recall Eva premium table Water 75cl over suspected contamination.The agency disclosed this in a Twitter post on Friday.According to NAFDAC, the production of the water has been suspended pending the outcome of investigation being conducted by the agency.The regulatory agency said [...]

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    Suicide: NAFDAC bans production of smaller packs of Sniper

Suicide: NAFDAC bans production of smaller packs of Sniper

The National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has placed a ban on the production of smaller packs of sniper.The agency also said it will soon ban the use of paraquat and atrazine products by farmers.Sniper is an insecticide used to eliminate insects while paraquat and atrazine are chemicals used as herbicide for weed and grass control.Husman [...]

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    FG to compensate codeine manufacturers with N1bn for seized products

FG to compensate codeine manufacturers with N1bn for seized products

The federal government says it will spend over N1 billion to compensate manufacturers of codeine-containing cough syrup who had their products seized or withdrawn from circulation.Moji Adeyeye, director-general, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), disclosed this on Monday in Lagos.The government had in May 2017 banned the production and importation of codeine and tramadol in the [...]

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    ALERT: Beware of ‘poisonous ponmo’ in Lagos markets

ALERT: Beware of ‘poisonous ponmo’ in Lagos markets

The Lagos state government has warned consumers against buying some cow hide, known as "ponmo," being sold in some markets in the state.A statement by Adeola Salako, director of public affairs, Lagos ministry of health, said three persons involved in the sale of the "poisonous ponmo" in Ojo and Iba local government areas of the state have been arrested.Salako said [...]

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    ‘Users have experienced seizures’ — NAFDAC warns Nigerians against e-cigarettes

‘Users have experienced seizures’ — NAFDAC warns Nigerians against e-cigarettes

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    Rep dares NAFDAC DG to name lawmakers who demanded bribe from her

Rep dares NAFDAC DG to name lawmakers who demanded bribe from her

Chike Okafor, chairman, house of representatives committee on healthcare services, has challenged Mojishola Adeyeye, director-general of National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), to name the members of the committee who demanded bribe from her.Adeyeye had alleged that the committee  asked her for bribe in the form of “money for welfare” when they visited her in December, 2017.But reacting in [...]

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    NAFDAC alerts public on fake cholera vaccine from Bangladesh

NAFDAC alerts public on fake cholera vaccine from Bangladesh

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has alerted the public, especially healthcare providers, on the existence of fake Dukoral oral cholera vaccine circulating in Bangladesh.According to a statement by Moji Adeyeye, the director-general of NAFDAC, the packaging of the falsified Dukoral vaccine displays texts in English and French language.Adeyeye said that the World Health Organisation [...]

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    INTERVIEW: From life support to winning €100,000 deepTech Oscars — Alonge explains why NAFDAC should use RxAll

INTERVIEW: From life support to winning €100,000 deepTech Oscars — Alonge explains why NAFDAC should use RxAll

Fifteen years ago, he was a young boy pushed to life support and the brink of death by the wicked claws of fake drugs. Today, he is pushing fake drugs out of every continent of the world, and just last month, he won the deepTech Oscars overall prize of €100,000 (N40.43 million) for developing the world's first real-time drug authenticator. [...]

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    NAFDAC reopens pharmaceutical companies shut over sale of codeine syrup

NAFDAC reopens pharmaceutical companies shut over sale of codeine syrup

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has lifted the shutdown order on three pharmaceutical companies that were implicated in the illegal manufacture and distribution of codeine-containing syrup.The three companies, Peace Standard Pharmaceutical Limited, Adewole Industrial Estate, Lubcon Avenue, Ilorin, Kwara State; Bioraj Pharmaceutical Limited, Kaima Road, Ilorin and Emzor Pharmaceuticals Industrial Limited, Ajao Estate, Lagos, [...]

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    NPA gives NAFDAC, SON 24 hours to vacate ports

NPA gives NAFDAC, SON 24 hours to vacate ports

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has given some agencies a 24-hour ultimatum to vacate seaports.Among the affected agencies are National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON).According to a statement signed by Abdullahi Goje, general manager, corporate and strategic communications of NPA, the directive is in line with a new order issued to [...]

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    Fire outbreak at NAFDAC headquarters

Fire outbreak at NAFDAC headquarters

The head office of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in Abuja recorded a fire outbreak on Friday.Officials of the fire service are trying to put off the inferno.The fire officials broke windows in the bid to gain access to some parts of the building.When TheCable visited the scene at about 8am on Friday, smoke [...]

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    NAFDAC staff begin indefinite strike

NAFDAC staff begin indefinite strike

Medical and health workers union chapter of the National Agency for Food Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Friday embarked on an indefinite strike, demanding improved welfare.The union accused the management of failing to implement an agreed welfare package entered in 2013.It also demanded the immediate retirement of Yetunde Oni, the agency’s acting director-general.They asked Oni to hand over to the [...]

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    EU rejected 24 Nigerian products in 2016, reveals NAFDAC

EU rejected 24 Nigerian products in 2016, reveals NAFDAC

The National Agency for Food And Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says the European Union (EU) rejected 24 exported food products from Nigeria in 2016.Abubakar Jimoh, NAFDAC spokesperson, who made the disclosure in Abuja on Monday, said  the rejected products fell below standards.According to Jimoh, who is also the NAFDAC director special duties, five major products illegally exported to the [...]

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    Despite restriction on antimalarial resistant drugs – they are still used to treat malaria

Despite restriction on antimalarial resistant drugs – they are still used to treat malaria

With about 100 million cases and 300,000 malaria deaths annually, Nigeria has the highest burden of malaria in the world.The statistics are shocking and are as a result of a number of factors including lack of resources, weak political commitment and a lack of communication and ignorance of the causes and how to prevent malaria, a source who spoke under [...]

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