FG threatens clampdown on media houses advertising fake drugs

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BY VICTORIA OJEME

ABUJA — The Federal  Government has vowed to clamp down on any media organisation that advertised pharmaceutical products not duly registered by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration, NAFDAC.

Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu, stated this at the inauguration of the reconstituted federal and state task forces on counterfeit, fake and unwholesome processed foods in Abuja, yesterday.

While describing the attitude of the media organisations as embarrassing to government, Chukwu charged the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, to regulate the advertisement of regulated products for the good of all Nigerians.

”We will soon use some media organisations as example for others to know that the government is serious,” he threatened.

He said the reconstitution of the task forces was to enable government attain zero tolerance declared by the President on fake drugs.

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