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Published On: Tue, May 6th, 2014

NAFDAC declares war against misleading medicine adverts

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nigeria minister of healthThe National Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says the agency has been repositioned to win the war against misleading medicine advertisement across the country.

The Director-General of the agency, Dr Paul Orhii dropped the hint at the weekend in Benin City, the Edo State Capital, sued for support of stakeholders to reduce the menace, especially at public places.

He noted that the agency has sanctioned some persons for conducting misleading advertisement of these medicines.

“In a situation where somebody jumps on a car roof at a market square and holds the material he thinks could cure everything, including headache and hypertension, are unacceptable.

“It is an incontrovertible fact that many Nigerians do not have access to good quality medicine, which has complicated the matter where people now seek traditional medicine healers.

“We, as NAFDAC, have started to evaluate traditional medicine in order to ensure that only effective medicines are approved. We are going ahead to do clinical trials for them”, he said.

 

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