NAFDAC arrests 3 hawkers, seizes substandard drugs worth N250,000 in Kaduna
This was revealed in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna on Thursday by Mr. Nasiru Mato, the agency’s coordinator for the state.According to the coordinator, the activity was a component of continuous initiatives to end drug hawking in the state.
“Drug hawking exposes medicines to severe temperature, humidity, and unfavorable climate conditions,” the speaker continued.
This can’t happen.
Mato added that the organization had stepped up its monitoring and pursuit of “self-acclaimed” medical professionals who engage in illicit activity.
“It is these individuals’ actions that caused the raid at Sabon Tasha and the seizure of unregistered analgesics and aphrodisiacs,” the speaker stated.To guarantee the safety, quality, and efficacy of all medications and medical supplies, they must be stored at the appropriate temperature and relative humidity. All drugs and medical items must be kept at the recommended temperature and relative humidity to ensure their safety, quality and efficacy.”He advised consumers to always be wary of the source of medicines, check for NAFDAC Registration Number, manufacturing date, expiry date, batch number, name and full location address of the manufacturer.
He also urged consumers to purchase medicines from registered drug outlets, instead of patronising touts, as the ban on hawking and advertisement of drugs is still in force.
“Drug hawkers must not be allowed to toy with the lives of the people,” he said.Mato also cautioned against self-medication, saying it can be detrimental to health.
He reiterated NAFDAC’s determination to continue to educate unsuspecting consumers on the inherent dangers of patronising drug hawkers