The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has cleared the air on the safety of paracetamol tablets in Nigeria, while taking a strong stance against counterfeit drugs in Abia state.
Recent laboratory tests conducted at NAFDAC’s WHO-prequalified laboratory in Lagos yielded a 100% pass rate for the full compendia tests of 20 sampled paracetamol tablets from 13 different local manufacturers.
NAFDAC Director General, Prof. Christianah Adeyeye, refuted claims of widespread underdosing, calling them “false and unscientific.” The testing methodologies employed, based on the British Pharmacopoeia, guarantee precise and reliable assessments of dosage levels.
NAFDAC shut down 240 shops in Abia selling counterfeit drugs, demonstrating its commitment to protecting public health.This decisive action sends a strong message to those involved in the illegal trade of fake medications.
Prof. Adeyeye expressed concerns about the lack of transparency and methodological errors in the research that sparked underdosing claims. NAFDAC questioned the validity of the testing procedures used and criticized the deviation from standard protocols outlined in the British Pharmacopoeia.
NAFDAC reaffirmed its dedication to upholding high standards in Nigerian pharmaceutical manufacturing.The agency remains committed to ensuring the quality and safety of all drugs available in the Nigerian market.
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