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Over 50% of certificates for imported pharmaceutical products are fake — NAFDAC

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Over 50% of certificates for imported pharmaceutical products are fake — NAFDAC
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The National Agency For Drug and Food Administration Control (NAFDAC) has said over 50 percent of certificates of pharmaceutical products (CPP) of medicines imported into Nigeria are fake.

The Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, disclosed this at the stakeholders’ engagement meeting with regulators, policymakers, and law enforcement agencies on Monday, February 5, in Abuja.

We have a scheme where before medicines that were approved leave that part of the world, we do pre-shipment testing, and that comes with CPP to assure us of quality, but that is not the case, because through our scheme we have been able to stop over 140 products that were approved from coming in.

We found out that more than 50 per cent of the CPPs that come into our country are fake. Part of the responsibility is our people that go to China or India and we are going to deal with it. It’s a Member States issue, and we are going to deal with it.

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