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    NAFDAC DG: Water is the only thing pharmaceutical companies don’t import

NAFDAC DG: Water is the only thing pharmaceutical companies don’t import

Mojisola Adeyeye, director-general of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), says the only thing pharmaceutical companies do not import is water. Speaking when she appeared as a guest on Sunrise Daily, a programme on Channels Television, Adeyeye said there is need for more efforts on local production. She highlighted the effects of importation and how it has [...]

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    NAFDAC disrupts launch of COVID-19 herbal drug in Ogun

NAFDAC disrupts launch of COVID-19 herbal drug in Ogun

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) disrupted the launch of a COVID-19 herbal syrup in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital, on Thursday. Officials of the agency said they disrupted the launch on the grounds that the product had not been certified for public use. The herbal syrup, named Oxybiotics, was developed by one Paul Oni, a herbal medicine [...]

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    NAFDAC to continue chloroquine trial despite WHO’s directive

NAFDAC to continue chloroquine trial despite WHO’s directive

But the NAFDAC DG said there is data to prove that chloroquine is effective in treating COVID-19 patients, particularly at the "mild stage" of the virus. She said Nigeria would continue its clinical trials which may take three to four months. [...]

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    NAFDAC: Only one indigenous manufacturer has sought approval for COVID-19 treatment

NAFDAC: Only one indigenous manufacturer has sought approval for COVID-19 treatment

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says only one indigenous product has been presented to treat COVID-19.  Some researchers in Nigeria have suggested herbal solutions for the treatment of the disease.  Although the World Health Health Organisation (WHO) said no vaccines yet to cure the virus, the global body later said investigations are ongoing on some of [...]

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    ERA/FoEN: Nigeria needs to work on policies that will promote healthy lifestyle

ERA/FoEN: Nigeria needs to work on policies that will promote healthy lifestyle

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has urged the National Agency for Food Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to ensure speedy approval of the pre-packaged food, water and ice labelling regulation, 2019 and the fats & oils regulation, 2019. ERA/FoEN is a Nigerian advocacy non-governmental organisation that is dedicated to the defence of human ecosystems and the promotion of [...]

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    ALERT: Fake chloroquine in circulation, NAFDAC warns

ALERT: Fake chloroquine in circulation, NAFDAC warns

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has alerted Nigerians to the circulation of fake 250mg tablets of chloroquine phosphate. Chloroquine is an oral artemisinin-based monotherapy (oAMTs) used for malaria treatment. In a statement, Mojisola Adeyey, director-general of NAFDAC, said the agency was notified by the World Health Organisation (WHO) of the circulation of the tablets in Cameroon. She [...]

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    NAFDAC DG: Nigeria at risk of coronavirus… we import almost everything except water

NAFDAC DG: Nigeria at risk of coronavirus… we import almost everything except water

Mojisola Adeyeye, director-general of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), says Nigeria is at risk of the outbreak of  COVID-19 better known as coronavirus. At a press conference in Abuja on Monday, she said drug insecurity exposes the country to danger, lamenting the effect of a country importing most of its pharmaceutical products. Nigeria imports at least [...]

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    Nigeria won’t be dumping ground for foreign drugs, says minister

Nigeria won’t be dumping ground for foreign drugs, says minister

Olorunnimbe Mamora, minister of state for health, says the federal government will not allow other countries turn Nigeria into dumping ground for foreign drugs. Mamora spoke on Wednesday at the 5th Nigeria pharma manufacturers expo 2019, an international exhibition on complete pharma manufacturing in Lagos state. The minister said the country is committed to homegrown drugs, adding that the federal government had seen [...]

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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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