Overdependence on drug importation, others kill local pharma industry, threaten medicine security
With Nigeria’s growing population expected to hit 206 million by 2020, ensuring national sufficiency and medicine security is crucial in tackling diseases, mortality and catering for other healthcare needs.
Mamora cautions manufacturers against substandard drugs
Minister of State for Health, Dr. Adeleke Mamora, has cautioned drug manufacturers against producing substandard drugs to curb addiction and drug-related issues in the country.
FG restates belief in efficacy of local drugs
Like some Asian countries, Nigeria may have to depend on local medication in its quest for safe and effective drugs.Minister of State for Health, Dr. Adeleke Mamora, yesterday, frowned at Nigeria’s over-dependence on imported medicine and its inability to attain self-sufficiency.