How COVID-19 fuels spike in fake drugs
Recent reports indicate that the ongoing Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has led to scarcity and rise in prices of essential medicines, sanitisers, Personal Protective Equipment...
Lagos seals 32 pharmacies, patent medicine stores
The Lagos State Taskforce on Counterfeit, Fake Drugs and Unwholesome Processed Foods has shut 32 pharmacies and patent medicine stores for offences bordering on illegal operation and operating beyond scope of practice.
How local manufacturing can reduce fake, substandard drugs in Nigeria
Towards achieving self-reliance on essential drugs, stakeholders have reiterated the need to boost and improve local manufacturing of drugs in the country.
Lagos State government shuts 52 pharmacies, others
Lagos State Taskforce on Counterfeit, Fake Drugs and Unwholesome Processed Foods have sealed no fewer than 52 pharmacies, patent medicine shops, and unlicensed premises in Oshodi-Isolo, Alimosho and Somolu councils for illegal operation, among others.
Why NAFDAC is still battling fake drugs, by DG
Director general of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, (NAFDAC) Professor Moji Christianah Adeyeye has said that improving local manufacturing of drugs can solve the problem of fake drugs across the country. Adeyeye, addressing newsmen in Lagos yesterday said that the National Drug Policy (NDP) was designed to make available at all times…
Furore over rise in fake drugs-induced deaths, treatment failures worldwide
A recent global report published in in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene alerted to a global pandemic of fake drugs killing children and adults worldwide.
Dickson moves to stop fake drugs in Bayelsa
To outsmart fake drug dealers in Bayelsa State, Governor Seriake Dickson has directed the commissioner for health and acting head of service to ensure that all public health institutions in the state get their supplies from the state-owned facility. The governor, who demonstrated his commitment towards the fight against fake drugs, had inspected pharmaceutical products…
Pharmacists, NAFDAC partner against fake drugs
National President of Association of Community Pharmacist of Nigeria (ACPN), Samuel Adekola, has disclosed partnership with the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to tackle fake drugs. He made the call when he led his executives for a thanksgiving at All Christian Fellowship Ministry, FUTA Assembly, Akure after their election in…
Fake drugs: An albatross to healthy living
Sir: A medical doctor who is a consultant surgeon performed surgical operation and immediately recommended an anti-biotic tablet that will safeguard...