NAFDAC SEIZES 1.3 TRILLION NAIRA WORTH OF TRAMADOL, ARRESTS 24

The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control has said that it was able to stop 31 containers of Tramadol worth N1.3 trillion from entering Nigeria after intelligence was supplied to the agency. The NAFDAC Director-General, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, who disclosed this on Saturday, added that about 24 suspects were apprehended after the interception, which showed that the health regulatory system was being strengthened. The DG spoke during an interview on Channels Television, monitored by our correspondent. Adeyeye said, “We do a lot of seizures. We have an investigation and enforcement…

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THE ONLY THING NIGERIA NIGERIAN PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES DON’T IMPORT IS WATER- NAFDAC

The Director-General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Mojisola Adeyeye has criticised the overdependence on importation in Nigeria. Mojisola, speaking on Channels Tv said the only thing Nigerian pharmaceutical companies do not import is water. According to the NAFDAC DG, overdependence on importation has affected the availability of medical supplies in the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “We were over-dependent. The only thing that the pharmaceutical companies do not import is water. “The ingredients are not there and you cannot manufacture ingredients, whether active or…

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NAFDAC CLEARS THE AIR OVER APPROVAL OF HERBAL MEDICINE FOR COVID-19

  Dayo Ojerinde The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has insisted that it is yet to approve any herbal medicine for the treatment of COVID-19. The Director of Public Affairs of the agency, Dr Abubakar Jimoh, in an interview with our correspondent, said a drug could only be certified for use after going through clinical trials. He said, “There is a procedure for everything, we are talking about human lives here, people cannot just put together concoction and expect people to consume it just like that.…

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63% OF HAND SANITISERS IN FCT NOT REGISTERED WITH NAFDAC SAYS PTF

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) The Presidential Taskforce (PTF), on COVID-19, has revealed that 63 per cent of hand sanitiser sold in Abuja, have no NAFDAC registration. The Chairman of the PTF and Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF Boss Mustapha, stated this while speaking at the daily briefing of the PTF COVID-19, on Monday in Abuja. Mustapha said “As part of the non-pharmaceutical measures, we recommended in line with global practice, the use of hand sanitiser. Ordinarily, that ought to stimulate…

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2 WKS AFTER, MADAGASCAR DRUGS FOR CORONAVIRUS ARRIVE NAFDAC, NIPRID AND OTHERS

From Moses Emorinken, Abuja Federal Government health agencies including the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration Control (NAFDAC) have received Madagascar’s COVID-19 treatment drug for evaluation. The samples were brought to the country on May 16 by Guinea Bissau President Umaro Sissoco Embaló. Minister of health Dr. Osagie Ehanire said on Thursday that the samples were found to be in two varieties  – one for prevention, the other for treatment. The other government agencies that also got samples of “COVID Organics” are:  National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development…

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FG SCREENING 19 LOCAL FIRMS’ PRODUCTS FOR POSSIBLE TREATMENT OF CORONAVIRUS SAYS MINISTER

Ministry asks companies to submit samples to NAFDAC Olalekan Adetayo, Eniola Akinkuotu and  Daud Olatunji The Federal Ministry of Health is screening 19 local firms for the production of herbal drugs that can possibly treat or cure COVID-19, The PUNCH has learnt. The firms, it was learnt, made many claims ranging from the outright cure for COVID-19 to the treatment of the symptoms. It was learnt that the 19 firms had met with the leadership of the ministry and the Department of Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The firms have, however, been asked…

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WE HAVE RECEIVED 4 POTENTIAL CURES FOR CORONAVIRUS FROM NIGERIANS- NAFDAC

Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, the Director-General of the National Agency for Food Drugs and Administration Control (NAFDAC), has revealed that the agency has received about four submissions as a potential cure for COVID-19. According to Prof Adeyeye, the entries came after the agency asked researchers, scientists and practitioners to submit potential solution for the deadly virus that has killed hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. She said, “I made a call for people to submit their application and I believe we have about three or four now and we are going to expedite the processing…

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NAFDAC TO SPEED UP TESTS ON MADAGASCAR DRUG AGAINST CORONAVIRUS SAYS DG

Oyetunji Abioye, John Ameh, Mudiaga Affe, Tobi Aworinde, Tunde Ajaja, Tope Omogbolagun, Wale Oyewale and Daniels Igoni Following the arrival of the Madagascar herbal cure for COVID-19 in Nigeria on Saturday, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has promised to fast-track the laboratory examination of the drug, named Covid Organics. The agency, which regulates and controls the manufacture, importation, exportation, distribution, advertisement, sale and use of food, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices, packaged water, chemicals and detergents, noted that the product would be subjected to the normal procedure but that…

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FG SENDS HERBS-BASED CORONAVIRUS COUGH SYRUP TO NAFDAC

Tobi Aworinde, Abuja The Ministry of Health has directed the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control to carry out necessary procedures for the assessment of a plant-based cough mixture to treat COVID-19 patients. The Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Mashi Abdullahi, issued the directive in a memo with REF no. TCAM/077/I/65, addressed to the Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye. The document, dated April 28, 2020, was titled ‘Formulation of a Phyto-Medicine-Based Cough Mixture/Syrup for the Management of COVID-19 Patients by Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicine Department…

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WE HAVE PRODUCED DRUGS THAT CAN CURE CORONAVIRUS SAYS TRADITIONAL MEDICINE PRACTITIONERS

Femi Makinde The National Association of Nigerian Traditional Medicine Practitioners has said its members have produced herbal drugs that can cure the dreaded coronavirus. The National Secretary, NANTMP, Alhaji Kamaldeen Adeagbo, said this in an interview with our correspondent in Lagos on Friday. Adeagbo said members of the NANTMP had produced drugs that could cure COVID-19 patients, saying the body was ready to subject the products to the National Agency for Foods, Drugs and Control for analysis and approval. Adeagbo said, “We have carried out a lot of research into…

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