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NAFDAC Promises To Reduce Substandard Drugs In Circulation
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NAFDAC Promises To Reduce Substandard Drugs In Circulation

Eludoyin Oluwanisola

The National Agency For Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) promised to reduce substandard and falsified drugs to five percent by 2025.

NAFDAC’s director-general, Mojisola Adeyeye, said the falsified drugs will be reduced to “not more than five per cent prevalence” in Nigeria by the year 2025.

“The last data we have on prevalence of substandard and falsified medicines in Nigeria is 16.7 per cent.” She said

The director- general added that, from 2020, it will be compulsory for the agency to thoroughly inspect every locally and imported drugs in order to comply with international standard.

She further said that although substandard drugs could come through import, NAFDAC had regulations for both imported and local manufactured drugs.

Mojisola also added that inspection of 165 companies, using international standard to ascertain Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) compliance had started since 2018.

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