Nigeria News | NAFDAC Alerts Nigerians on Fake Products

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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has alerted Nigerians on the illegal manufacturing, distribution and sale of falsified Costrim Tablets, Metronidazole Tablets, Domiquine Tablets, Catrim Tablets, Cemtrim 480 Tablets and Citrim 480 Tablets by one Mr. Emeka Madu (aka Cabara).

According to NAFDAC, the products are labelled with fake NAFDAC Registration Numbers in order to deceive Nigerians that the drugs are authentic. NAFDAC states that the products are falsely labelled with the names of different manufacturers.

The alleged manufacturer of these products, Mr. Emeka Madu, according to NAFDAC manufactures the fake drugs in an uncompleted and dilapidated twin building at Ikotun, Lagos.

The illegal factory was discovered by the the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Rapid Team (IGP-IRT) after an informant was received.

NAFDAC and the Police jointly visited the production site where samples were taken for testing and processing after which it was discovered that the both the site and the drugs were not registered by NAFDAC.

The details of the falsified medicines illegally manufactured by Mr. Emeka Madu (aka Cabara) are:

S/NFalsified Product NameBatch NumberManufacturing DateExpiry DateName & Address of Manufacturer on the Falsfied ProductFalsified NAFDAC Registration Number
1. Costrim TabletsCST 53001/201712/2020Coslin Pharma & Chem Ltd, Km 68 Akinola Street, Sango-Ota, Ogun State04-0546
2.Metronidazole Tablet00902/2018 01/2021Citicare Lab Ltd, Plot 56 Ire-Akari Estate, Owode, Ifo, Ogun State02-3055
3.Domiquine Tablet11706/17 05/2021Dominion Lab, Plot 21 Agbara Industrial Layout, Ogun State04-4083
4.Catrim TabletCPC 104Feb. 201703/2020Calion Pharm &Chem Ltd, Omotayo Street off Admin Staff College of Nigeria, Topo-Badagry, Lagos04-4754
5.Cemtrim 480 Tablet54208/2017 07/2021Clegs Pharm Ltd, Plot 84 Eniola Estate, Agbara Industrial Layout, Agbara, Ogun State04-3844
6.Citrim 480 TabletCLL 670203 1802/2021Citicare Lab Ltd, Plot 56 Ire-Akari Estate, Owode, Ifo, Ogun State04-0495

NAFDAC warns that the use of this falsified drugs would lead to treatment failures, development of drug resistance or even death and urges Nigerians to be vigilant and report anyone in possession of these medicines while also imploring the distributors, wholesalers, retailers, healthcare providers, program managers to desist from selling these drugs.

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Nathaniel is a News Reporting Intern at Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch (NLIPW). He has a passion for writing, capacity building and social media marketing. He is a graduate of Federal University of Technology, Minna, where he graduated with BTECHAGRIC. He is a member of Soil Science Society of Nigeria (SSSN) and the National Union of Campus Journalist (NUCJ). Nathaniel has served as Editor-in-Chief for a number of magazines and as a contributor to various online repositories. Email: anathaniel@nlipw.com

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