The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has raised an alarm over the circulation of fake Coronavirus drugs in the country.
The Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof. Moji Adeyeye, noted that the agency discovered fake Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine in circulation across the country.
Prof. Adeyeye while speaking during a virtual meeting on Wednesday further stated that fake face masks and hand sanitizers are in circulation.
She noted that the fack drugs and noise mask were spotted during post-marketing surveillance of COVID-19 medical products.
Adeyeye said: “Post-marketing surveillance is part and parcel of NAFDAC. We stepped it up because we knew that companies were changing formula and formulations for us.”
“We see falsified Chloroquine without any active ingredients in it. Of course, we also have had fake sanitizers and masks, which we have to deal with regulatory-wise.”
“Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine are some of the therapeutics that Nigeria is using for clinical trial treatment only. We started with Chloroquine and then Hydroxychloroquine came in.”