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NAFDAC hails Onitsha medicine dealers for surrendering fake drugs

BY OKONKWO EZE

ONITSHA—The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, Tuesday, lauded what it termed the bold initiative by the executive members of the Onitsha Patent and Proprietary Medicine Dealers Union, OPPMDU, in voluntarily surrendering unwholesome drugs worth over N25 million to the agency for destruction.

Assistant Director of NAFDAC in-charge of Onitsha Special Zonal Office, Dr. Christiana Esenwah, who made the commendation while receiving the drugs from the traders, said the bold initiative was a giant stride towards ridding the market and Onitsha of expired drugs.

According to Esenwah, “this goes a long way to show that NAFDAC’s partnership with traders in its fight against fake, sub-standard, expired, unwholesome and adulterated drugs is yielding anticipated results.

“We are grateful for this step of ridding this market of unwholesome, expired, fake and sub-standard drugs for the benefit of all and the agency is still looking up to the market executives to do more.”


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