NAFDAC Destroys Drugs Worth N139Million

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Updated February 5, 2013

The National Agency for Food, Drugs, Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has advised the general public to stop patronizing hawkers of drugs on the streets and in buses saying these hawkers are merchants of death who pass on fake drugs to unsuspecting members of the public.

Director General of the agency, Dr. Paul Orhii said this in Abuja shortly before destroying fake, counterfeit, substandard, expired and other unwholesome regulated products.

Dr. Orhii stated that the proliferation of counterfeit and fake products has caused loss of confidence in the nation’s healthcare system, treatment failure, development of resistance, prolonged hospital admission and untimely death of some innocent persons.

He warned that there will be no sacred cows in the fight against counterfeiting of regulated products as the agency destroyed fake drugs worth N139 Million.