Codeine Cough Syrup: Return To Ports Now, FG Directs NAFDAC

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The federal government has ordered the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, to return to the ports immediately.

NAFDAC said in a press release on Thursday stated that the order was to help them work in collaboration with relevant ministries, departments, and other agencies to effectively control importation of unregulated products, falsified and substandard drugs, unwholesome foods, narcotic drugs and hazardous chemical substances and foods.

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NAFDAC in collaboration with relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies and with the active support of the Office of the National Security Adviser, the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council, and the Ministry of Transport, has been returned to the seaports and borders to effectively control importation of unregulated products, falsified and substandard drugs, unwholesome foods, narcotic drugs and hazardous chemical substances and foods.

“NAFDAC received the notice on May 16, 2018, in a letter dated March 29, 2018, from the office of the Vice-President, as part of the PEBEC reforms,” the statement by the agency read in part.

Adeyeye added that many Nigerians were ill, most likely due to unwholesome foods, drugs and abuse of narcotics and controlled substances, such as codeine, tramadol, and pentazocine.

 

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