The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has impounded a truck laden with banned and unregistered medicines and vaccines in Asaba, Delta State.
The Director-General of the agency, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, in a statement Wednesday, said the truck was intercepted along Asaba –Benin road by officers of the agency’s Investigation and Enforcement (I&E) Directorate, following an intelligence report.
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She said the truck contained improperly stored tetanus-diphtheria vaccine, and various unregistered banned and controlled medicinal products, including Analgin injection, CSP with Codeine cough syrup, mepacrine HCL tablets, diethylcarbamazine citrate tablets, Dano tetanus vaccine, artesunate injection, and many others.
She said the suspects conveying the products made police statements and were released on administrative bail.
Prof Adeyeye said investigations revealed that the intercepted medicinal products were purchased from Ogbo-Ogwu Bridge Head market in Onitsha, Anambra State for supply to retailers in Warri, Delta State.
She advised medicine merchants to always put the general wellbeing of Nigerians above other pecuniary considerations.
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