Nigeria recalls 2.4m bottles of codeine-laced cough syrup

Nigeria recalls 2.4m bottles of codeine-laced cough syrup

The Federal Ministry of Health has recalled 2.4 million bottles of cough syrup containing codeine after a recent audit of the substance carried out by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC). According to a statement by the Director Media and Public Relations of the ministry, Mrs Boade Akinola, on Sunday […]

NAFDAC destroys N650m fake products in Kaduna

NAFDAC destroys N650m fake products in Kaduna

The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has destroyed drugs and fake products worth N650 million in Kaduna. The Director-General of the agency, Prof. Christiana Adeyeye, said at the destruction site in Buruku, Kaduna State, that the products were substandard, falsely labelled medicines, unwholesome food products and cosmetics. Other fake products […]

35 containers of tramadol seized at ports – NAFDAC

35 containers of tramadol seized at ports – NAFDAC

Director General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Moji Adeyeye, says the agency has seized not fewer than 35 containers of tramadol at various ports in the country. Adeyeye disclosed this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Sunday. She said nine out of the […]

Carbide-ripened fruits capable of causing cancer –NAFDAC

Carbide-ripened fruits capable of causing cancer –NAFDAC

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has warned against the consumption of fruits ripened with calcium carbide. The agency said fruits ripened with carbide could cause cancer, kidney and liver failure and heart diseases among others. The agency gave the warning in a statement it issued on Monday. Read also: […]