Slow progress on fake drug war in northern Nigeria by Irinnews

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Pharmaceutical drug-sellers in the northern city of Kano are fighting moves by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to close their businesses as it tries to clamp down on counterfeit drug sales in Nigeria.  Most of northern Nigeria’s counterfeit drugs are sold in Kano – the commercial hub of the north – and most of those in Sabon Gari market, where drug traders operate without regulation, according to NAFDAC. Kano’s population of 9.2 million also provides a huge market for pharmaceutical drugs. Read more

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