NAFDAC Pushes For Stiffer Punishment For Substandard Drug Importation

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has emphasized the need for enactment of legislation that would ensure stiffer penalties for importers of inferior medicine into the country.

The Director-General of the agency, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, made the disclosure in an interview with newsmen in Abuja.

Adeyeye said that the agency would not spare any company and manufacturers that bring in bad medicine into the country.

She disclosed that the agency had scale up its Pre Shipment Testing, adding that more than 100 shipment of bad medicine were stopped.

She stated that NAFDAC, with W.H.O collaboration, conducted a survey and discovered that few companies were trying to cut corners, adding that the agency shut the lines down for months which was going for billions of Naira.

She vowed that NAFDAC would not spare anybody that intend to kill people with bad medicines, adding that the agency was adopting many strategies and intelligence to tackle the menace.

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