Nigeria News | NAPPMED Surrenders Expired Drugs Worth 1.2 Million to NAFDAC

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The National Association of Patent and Proprietary Medicines (NAPPMED) which oversees the operations of private patent medicine vendors (PPMVs) across all 36 States of Nigeria and educates its members on general principles of primary health care delivery to ensure quality service delivery has has voluntarily surrendered expired drugs worth over 1.2 million Naira to the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in Yola-South, Adamawa State.

The collaboration between NAFDAC and other Stakeholders has continued to pay-off in combating the menace of drug abuse, counterfeiting and substandard products in Nigeria.

Receiving the products on behalf of the Agency, the State Coordinator, Mr. Jamil Audu said such collaboration is one of NAFDAC’s regulatory measures aimed at mopping-up counterfeit and expired products in circulation.

Jamil called on other Stakeholders to emulate this step designed to deepen confidence in the regulatory system.

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