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NAFDAC moves to control narcotics, psychotropic substances


Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Christianah Mojisola Adeyeye, says the agency has finalised plans to enhance control of narcotics and psychotropic substances.

According to her, the products are indispensable for the relief of pain, but added that they are controlled within the framework of the three international conventions, as the drugs possess abuse liability and produce dependence in users.

Speaking at the launch and dissemination of the 2019 Annual Report of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) in Lagos yesterday, Adeyeye, who was represented by the Director of Narcotics on Controlled Substance in the agency, Dr. Musa Umar, noted that one of the control objectives was to ensure availability solely for medical and scientific uses while minimising diversion and abuse.

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