By Simdi Gloria:-
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control NAFDAC has shut down six local manufacturers of finished pharmaceutical products FPPs, In a bid to ensure zero tolerance for circulation of Substandard and Falsified medicines in Nigeria.
Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, the director-general of NAFDAC in a press statement said the pharmaceutical companies were shut down following nationwide surveillance on their manufacturing activities.
She noted that the local manufacturers failed to meet minimum Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards in line with extant requirements which are required to assure the quality, safety, and efficacy of pharmaceutical products in spite of appropriate notification.
She noted that the companies will remain shut until the compliances are met.
She mentioned that current actions are to serve as deterrents to all local and foreign manufacturers who may not want to comply with basic GMP requirements and join the Agency in its renewed campaign to rid the country of SF medicines.
Adeyeye however, stated that ‘’NAFDAC owes the nation the onerous responsibility of safeguarding public health and will not backtrack in ensuring that only medicines that are safe, efficacious and of good quality are accessible to the Nigerians’’
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