Justice at last? The Nigerian baby mixture scandal by Tim Sandle


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Barewa Pharmaceutical Ltd have been prosecuted in Nigeria for producing contaminated ‘My Pikin’ baby mixture, which caused the death of 84 children. On November 18, 2008, the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) received a report of 13 cases of unexplained acute renal failure among children from a hospital in Lagos state. On November 21, officials from the Nigerian National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) discovered diethylene glycol (DEG) in four batches of the teething medication manufactured during August–October 2009. The medication was called ‘My Pikin’. Read more

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Bob is a Senior Editor and Content Development Manager at Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch. He holds a BS degree, with a major in biochemistry. He works directly with the Newsroom Team. His focus areas are technology and innovation, and pharmaceutical technology. Email: editorial@nlipw.com