How substandard drug peddlers deal blow on local pharma firms | Business Day

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In October 2010, Benjamin Haruna, Oyo State unit head, National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), announced that 20 fake drugs manufacturers had been arrested 10 months within the year.  In July 2011, officials of NAFDAC in two different locations in Owerri, Imo State capital, arrested two persons – a pharmaceutical attendant and a patent medicine dealer – for sale of fake drugs.  During the operation, it was discovered that unregistered, fake and unmarked drugs with unknown addresses of manufacturers had been displayed in the patent medicine stores for some time. Read more

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