NAFDAC, Counterfeiting and Public Health by Josephine Babatunde | Daily Independent


Sometime in 2005, a friend took ill at workplace in one of the federal parastatals in Lagos and had to visit the Staff Clinic.  An experienced doctor after thoroughly examining him put his finger on the cause of his sickness by correctly diagnosing malaria.  The doctor prescribed an anti-malaria drug, Halfan, for treatment and because the medicine was out of stock in the clinic’s Pharmacy, the patient was asked to procure it outside.  As a matter of fact, the doctor specifically asked him to ensure that he buys from a particular pharmaceutical store in Apapa, where he was at least sure of the authenticity of the drug.  Our dear friend on the contrary decided to patronize a pharmacy in his neighborhood. Read more

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