FAKE DRUGS: NAFDAC seals 20 medicine stores

 

Abiodun OBA      |      

Drugs worth over N2million have been confiscated while 20 shops were sealed at the Monday market in Maiduguri Borno State by the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Sunday.

The state NAFDAC Coordinator Nasiru Mato, who disclosed this shortly after the raid, while briefing newsmen  in Maiduguri, said the traders were in possession of banned and expired products.

Mato said the raid was carried out after “intelligence gathering and undercover assessment” of the medicine facilities.

He said the raid was part of measures put in place to ensure that traders and stakeholders ensured strict compliance with NAFDAC’s regulations for the overall safety and wellbeing of consumers.

“We have seized all the substances and placed their facilities on hold. Such action like I said is aimed at ensuring sanity and strict compliance by all handlers of NAFDAC’s regulated products,” he said.

He listed some of the seized items to include, herograma, heigra, suredrex, chest and lungs tablets, V9-130 lemotil, immodium capsules, amlodipine, and Dr. Really extra among others.

Others included, cold cap, Lisinopril, bongela cream and  expired viccine eye drops.

Mato pledged to leave no stone unturned in the fight against unwholesome product to safeguard public health.

He therefore called on all consumers to patronise products that were certified by NAFDAC and avoid self-medication.

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