July 18, 2018

Codeine cough syrup: NAFDAC investigating indicted pharmaceutical firms, says DG (SUN)

Codeine cough syrup: NAFDAC investigating indicted pharmaceutical firms, says DG (SUN)

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it is investigating the alleged  involvement of four pharmaceutical firms in the Codeine cough syrup saga.

It also said that appropriate sanctions would be applied for regulatory violations of any kind.

Recall that the pharmaceutical firms located in Lagos, Ilorin and Kano, were linked to illicit supply and distribution of Codeine containing cough syrup in the documentary of an undercover investigation unveiled recently by renowned BBC Africa.

Director General of NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, said the Agency was determined to get to the bottom of the matter.

According to her, “As we speak, our inspection and enforcement teams are in the premises of the four pharmaceutical companies that were shown in the video. Read more

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