50% imported pharmaceutical products in Nigeria fake, says NAFDAC

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has bemoaned the scourge of fake drug importation into Nigeria.

Speaking during a recent stakeholders’ engagement in Abuja, the Director General of NAFDAC, Mojisola Adeyeye, stated that 50 per cent of imported pharmaceutical products in Nigeria are fake.

She disclosed that the Certificate of Pharmaceutical Product (CPP), issued in the template recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO), guarantees the quality of pharmaceutical products and the integrity of the exporting country.

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However, she lamented that despite efforts to ensure product quality, many CPPs brought into Nigeria are counterfeit.

She stressed NAFDAC’s commitment to stringent regulatory measures, blacklisting non-compliant companies, and taking swift action against those compromising product quality.

Adeyeye affirmed that NAFDAC is actively combating substandard and falsified medicines through prevention, detection, and response strategies

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