NAFDAC To Increase Punishment For Drug Counterfeiters

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Updated April 4, 2013

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it is reviewing the current law which stipulates a fine of N500, 000 or 15-year jail term upon conviction of offenders involved in the sale, distribution, importation and advertisement of counterfeit regulated products.

Addressing a meeting of drug manufactures, importers and distributors in Abuja, the Director, Drug Evaluation and Research of the agency, Pharmacist Hauwa Kyeri announced that the agency is embarking on quality monitoring of medicines in Nigeria especially malaria drugs which are being counterfeited.

She added that the agency is working with all relevant stakeholders in order to reposition the agency in building a regulatory system that is able to respond to current and emerging trends.

This she further said is coming as part of efforts to deter drug counterfeiters from operating in the country