Nigeria: NAFDAC Moves To Reduce Substandard, Falsified Drugs

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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control NAFDAC says it will reduce substandard and falsified medicines to five per cent prevalence by 2025 in the country.

The Director-General, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye said this at a news conference in Abuja.

Adeyeye said that one of the strategic plans of NAFDAC is to reduce substandard and falsified medicines to five per cent prevalence in Nigeria by the year 2025.

She revealed that the last data on the prevalence of substandard and falsified medicines in Nigeria is 16.7 per cent.

She added that the 16.7 per cent prevalence was 14 years ago, noting that it was time the agency did another survey to determine the present percentage of prevalence of substandard and falsified medicines in the country.

Adeyeye explained that NAFDAC had been proactive and vigilant toward curbing substandard and falsified medicines in the country stressing that the move became necessary to safeguard the health of the populace.

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