NAFDAC seeks greater regional efforts to fight fake drugs by Emeka Anuforo


NIGERIA is seeking greater collaboration from other countries in the West African region for more effective control of counterfeit and substandard foods and drugs. The National Agency for Foods, Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), which met with some officials from Sierra Leone in Abuja, recently, said that better results could be achieved with countries coming together to form a common front on the issue.  Director General of NAFDAC, Dr Paul Orhii, said: “One of the factors that encourage fake and substandard drugs in Nigeria is that we have low manufacturing capacity. What I did when I came in was to encourage our local manufacturers to increase their production and also to upgrade their facilities to meet international standards and most of them responded”.

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