NAFDAC, NIPRD to begin clinical trials on herbal cures by 2014

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As part of efforts to develop traditional medicine in the country, the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and the Nigeria Institute of Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) are set to begin clinical trials on herbal cure claims. This is according to a report by the Guardian Newspaper.

The report states that NAFDAC in collaboration with NIPRD had earlier in the year set up a scientific committee made up of researchers and practitioners to probe the authenticity of several herbal claims of cure for hitherto incurable diseases like cancer, diabetes, hypertension, Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). 

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