The Nigeria Media Outlets has been warned by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) over the advertisement of pharmaceutical products without confirmation from the agency.
Speaking in a press briefing, the Director General of the agency, Prof. Christianah Mojisola Adeyeye, told journalists that suspected drug peddlers have been arrested over sales and distribution of falsified pharmaceutical product in Lagos state.
She expressed her great displeasure on one of the media outlets which had consistently advertised a listed herbal aphrodisiac medicine (Libigal and univasur herbal capsule) manufactured by Kolaq Herbs Limited, Ogun state, upon which, after investigation, it was discovered that the listing approval of the product had expired in October 2006 and was sanctioned by NAFDAC but still refuses to comply accordingly.
“These drugs have negative impact on the health of the takers or consumers and have caused the death of many Nigerians and newborns,” she said.
The Director General, however, urged the media to desist from illegal advertisement of products not confirmed by the agency, as it is against the Food and Drug Act.