NAFDAC Raises Alarm Over Cough sSyrups From Gambia

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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has alerted Nigerians to substandard cough syrups circulating in Gambia, calling for vigilance.

The alert, with No. 040/2022, signed by NAFDAC Director-General, Professor Mojisola Adeyeye, was made available to reporters on Sunday in Abuja.

The statement identified the cough syrups as Promethazine Oral Solution, Kofexmalin Baby Cough Syrup, Makoff Baby Cough Syrup and Magrip Cold Syrup, saying that they might have been contaminated.

The director-general, in the statement, also notified healthcare providers and the public of the death of 66 children in Gambia, following the use of the substandard cough syrups, as reported by WHO in September 2022.

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