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NAFDAC Attains Maturity Level 3 Regulatory Status, Meets 868 WHO Recommendations

The National Agency For Food And Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has announced that it has met 868 recommendations to attain “maturity level three” World Health Organisation (WHO) certification standard. This means NAFDAC has improved in standards in terms of administration, marketing and post-marketing, production registration and others. The Director-General Prof Mojisola Adeyeye announced the development at a press briefing ...

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NAFDAC Procures 73 Vehicles, Reads Riot Act To Drug Peddlers

In its renewed efforts to rid the nation of falsified and counterfeit medicines, unwholesome food and cosmetic products, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC has commissioned 73 brand new HILUX utility vehicles, saloon cars and staff buses to enhance operational efficiency. The Director General of NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye said provision of the vehicles would ...

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NAFDAC Impounds 120 Tons Of Dangerous Imported ”PONMO”

*NABS SEVEN MERCHANTS OF CHEMICAL-LADEN HIDES & SKINS. The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control NAFDAC has intercepted in Lagos, large quantities of dangerous animal hides and skins popularly known as Ponmo with seven merchants of the deadly product in the Agency’s net. The Director General of NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye however warned the general public, particularly ...

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War Against Fake Drugs: Court Sends Convict To Seven Years In Prison For Falsifying EMZOR Paracetamol

The ongoing war against the circulation of substandard and falsified medicines in Nigeria by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control NAFDAC has received a boost on Tuesday when a Federal High Court in Awka, Anambra State sentenced a middle-aged man, Ogbodo Friday to seven years imprisonment without an option of fine for endangering lives of innocent ...

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NAFDAC Calls For More Investment In Herbal Medicine Research

Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, Director-General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has called for more funding into research and development of herbal medicines to support universal health coverage in the country. Adeyeye made the call on Wednesday at the Inaugural Symposium and Launching of the Africa Centre of Excellence for Drug Research, Herbal Medicine Development and Regulatory ...

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Sex Performance Enhancing Drugs Can Lead To Stroke, Sudden, Death, Warns NAFDAC

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC has warned Nigerians to desist from using performance enhancing substances known as aphrodisiac in order to impress their female partner, stressing that consumption of such substances could lead to stroke or sudden death. The Director General, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye gave the admonition in her Christmas and New Year goodwill ...

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COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates Should Be ‘Last Resort’, Says WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) in Europe on Tuesday cautioned against making Covid vaccines mandatory, while urging better protection of children among whom cases are high. WHO Europe director Hans Kluge said compulsory vaccines should be “an absolute last resort and only applicable when all other feasible options to improve vaccination uptake have been exhausted”. Noting that mandates have increased ...

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Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases Rise To 196,487 With 597 New Infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases have risen to 196,487 on Tuesday with 597 new infections. The NCDC stated this via its verified website on Wednesday morning. It said this was the nation’s total infections since the index case in 2020, attributing the surge of the third wave to the highly transmissible Delta variant and ...

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Buhari Appoints Osinbajo To Lead Health Sector Reforms

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the setting up of a Health Sector Reform Committee to commence the development and implementation of a Health Sector Reform programme for Nigeria in collaboration with the State Governments and the FCT administration. This is sequel to a Health Sector Diagnostic Review Report developed by a consultant, Vesta Healthcare Partners and the Federal Ministry of ...

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NAFDAC DG Urges Judiciary To Apply Stiffer Penalties Against Drugs Counterfeiters, Dealers In Unwholesome Food

. Wants NASS To Pass Counterfeit Medical Product Bill To Strengthen Agency’s War Against Offenders . Agency Destroys Spurious Products Worth N5b In Five Months The Director General of the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control NAFDAC, Prof. Moji Adeyeye has appealed to the judiciary to always apply tougher penalty against those found guilty of drug counterfeiting, expired ...

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