Nigeria impounded fake, substandard drugs worth N1 billion in 2016

FILE PHOTO
FILE PHOTO

Fake and sub-standard drugs worth more than N1 billion were impounded in 2016, the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, has said.

According to a new report released by the NBS, Thursday, tagged “Registered Products 2016 (Health)”, fake and sub-standard products worth ₦1,035,000,000 were impounded during the year under review.

The data showed that in 2016, 4,296 applications were received for new products registration while 7,679 products were presented for registration approval.

Further analysis revealed that 7,444 products (were granted registration, 235 products registration were rejected and Zero number was withdrawn.

According to the report, data on imported products registered in the year under review reflected that 3,236 applications were received for new products registration and 2,262 products were presented for registration approval.

Also, 2,033 products were granted registration while 229 products registration were rejected.

In the same vein, analysis of data on locally made products registered in the year under review reflected that 1,060 applications were received for new products registration and 5,417 products were presented for registration approval.

Further analysis revealed that 5,411 (of locally made) products were granted registration and 6 products registration were rejected.

The report was put together by the NBS in collaboration with the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control, NAFDAC.


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  • Du Covenant

    The picture used to support this story line shows the level of intellect of our journalists today. In my opinion the picture shown here has nothing to with what NAFDAC does but the NDLEA, the organisation that has been doing a great job at busting the criminal rings that will stop at nothing to carry illicit drugs. NAFDAC deals with medicines, food and cosmetics is their remit. I am sure you can find appropriate pictures to reflect this.

  • zacchaeus Akinleye

    A nation that imports fake medicine to treat real disease isn’t going anywhere if even if all of its 200 million people pray 24/7/365 on Mount Carmel. The nation’s wounds are self-inflicted; Buhari did not bring suffering to the land. REPENT NIGERIA!