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NAFDAC to Partner Pre-shipment Agents to Check Fake Drug Imports from China, India

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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has concluded plans to engage pre-shipment agents in China and India to check cases of fake drugs imports from the two countries.

This was disclosed by the Director-General of the agency, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye in a statement issued Sunday.
According to Adeyeye this was the only to eliminate substandard and falsified medicines in the country.
She explained that the measure was also part of the efforts to take the war against substandard drugs to the countries of source.
She disclosed that 70 percent of drugs used in Nigeria are imported while only 30 percent are produced locally.
‘’NAFDAC is now going to the source to ensure that we do pre-shipment analysis.’’
She added that her management team has visited the two countries to discuss with the agents who have been made to understand they are now responsible for ensuring quality of drugs that will be imported from the countries.
She said the agents will analyse the products in their own countries.
She said, “We gave them the criteria that they must meet before we choose them as laboratories that can be analysing products that will come to Nigeria.
‘’We are starting from the source to ensure that the medical products or drugs that come into Nigeria are of quality.”

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