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Kaduna Govt Raises Alarm Over Impending Health Risks On Looted Drugs And Grains At NAFDAC Office

The National Agency for Food & Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has updated the Kaduna State Government about the items looted on Saturday from their warehouse in the Narayi area of Chikun Local Government Area. The agency hinted that the looted items include expired, prohibited and dangerous drugs. To this end, it warned that Persons who consume such drugs are ...

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US Breaks Daily Record For Coronavirus Cases With Over 84,000 New Infections

The United States broke its daily record for new coronavirus infections on Friday as it reported 84,218 new cases due to outbreaks in virtually every part of the country, according to a Reuters tally. The spike in cases comes less than two weeks before the presidential election on Nov. 3 and is hitting battleground states such as Ohio, Michigan, North ...

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Indian Authorities Arrest 12 Locals Linked to Nigerian Drug Racket

Police authorities in the Indian state of Kerala have announced the arrest of 12 locals who are part of a Nigerian drug racket. According to The New Indian Express, the racket operates out of two other states, Goer and Bengaluru. Concealed drugs Inspector of police, A. Ananthalal, told the website that the arrest of a Nigerian, Amamchukwu Okake, in Bengaluru, ...

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NAFDAC Partners China, India Against Fake Drugs

 The Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye has announced the agency’s readiness to eliminate substandard and falsified medicines in the country through partnership with pre-shipment agents in China and India. The move is part of the agency’s efforts to take the war against importation of illicit drugs to the source ...

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PTF Warns Against COVID-19 Resurgence, Says only Lagos, Ogun, Two Others Still Conducting Tests

The Director-General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chike Ihekweazu, has disclosed that COVID-19 transmission would rise with the reopening of schools and airports. Speaking on Monday during a media briefing by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja, the DG said only Lagos, Federal Capital Territory, Ogun and Kano states had been consistently carrying out a high ...

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NAFDAC Cautions Public On Abuse Of Alcohol In Sachets

NAFDAC under the auspices of the Federal Ministry of Health, once again, wishes to bring to the attention of the general public, concerns relating to the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages in sachets and small volume glass and Poly-Ethylene Terephthalate (PET) bottles. These concerns relate to negative effects of irresponsible alcohol consumption on public health and on the safety ...

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NAFDAC Wants Traditional Medicine Practitioners, Researchers To Collaborate

The Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye has reiterated the need for traditional medicines practitioners in Nigeria to collaborate with researchers with a view to making herbal products internationally acceptable after clinical trials. Speaking on the occasion of African Traditional Medicines day, Prof Adeyeye, noted that “the African Traditional ...

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COVID-19: FG To Support NAFDAC On Vaccine Research To Meet Global Standard

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, says the Federal Government will support the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration Control (NAFDAC), to meet international standards in researches into the development of a vaccine for the Coronavirus. Ehanire said this at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 joint briefing on Thursday in Abuja. He said the government would support ...

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Chloroquine Potent For Treatment Of COVID-19 In Early Stage – NAFDAC DG

Mojisola Adeyeye, director-general of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), says research has shown that chloroquine is effective for the treatment of COVID-19 at the early stage of infection. Adeyeye spoke on Tuesday during a virtual news conference in Abuja, on Tuesday. In June, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) withdrew its approval ...

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It Costs N2m To Destroy One Container Of Tramadol ― NAFDAC

The Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Mrs Mojisola Christianah Adeyeye has revealed that to destroy a container load of Tramadol cost the agency between N1m and N2m. This is even as she revealed that NAFDAC has taken the fight against the importation of substandard and fake products to India and China, where ...

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