WHO, NAFDAC intensify plans to tackle fake drugs in Africa by Tony Nwanne

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Efforts to further reduce the incidence of fake drugs in the country, and Africa in general, on Tuesday, got a boost, when the World Health Organisation, WHO, in collaboration with the National Agency for Food and Drug Administrative Control, NAFDAC, adopted a new strategy to put surveillance system to detect any form of fake drugs in any African countries. The system, Rapid Alert System, is a surveillance system aimed at monitoring of substandard, spurious, falsely labelled/ falsified Counterfeit (SSFFC) medical products, with the intention of training focal persons from different countries’ medicine regulatory authorities on the use new WHO initiative for SSFFC reporting – The Rapid Alert System. Read more

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