December 27, 2016

NAFDAC purges Nigeria of imported fruit juice after ban

Following the Federal Government ban of imported fruit juice into Nigeria, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration, NAFDAC, has begun mop-up of all imported fruit juices nationwide.
August 27, 2016

Nigeria seeks continued support of WHO for Nigerian pharmaceutical manufacturers

Nigeria has called for the continued support of WHO and other partners in achieving the prequalification status of more Nigerian Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Companies in order to enable them take part in the global procurement process. This was contained in the statement by Nigeria read by the Ag. Director General of […]
August 26, 2016

NAFDAC warns against using unregistered herbal drugs

The National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control, NAFDAC, yesterday, warned traditional medicine practitioners in the country against using herbal drugs on patients when such drug is unapproved by the agency. It also warned the practitioners against advertising their products without obtaining an advert permit from the agency. According […]
August 19, 2016

Nigerians at risk of health hazards from fake sausages- Report

Beef rolls are the most popular, practical snack for the hungry Nigerian. Made from ground beef mixed with a little pink food coloring, wrap it in a doughy, salty, pastry-like bread and stored in a plastic wrapper and ‘gbam’, you have a snack sold on virtually every street corner in […]
June 7, 2016

Remembering ex-NAFDAC boss, Dora Akunyili who died of breast cancer 2 years ago

It’s in the hands #mummy&I A photo posted by Chidiogo Akunyili (@chidiogo_oo) on May 29, 2016 at 7:17am PDT Chidiogo Akunyili posted the above image of herself and her mum on the 2nd anniversary of the former  Director General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC). […]
June 3, 2016

Details of Nigerian Senate Committee on Health public hearing to Amend the Counterfeit and Fake Drugs and Unwholesome Processed Foods Act

The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has said that individuals convicted of producing and selling counterfeit and fake drugs as well as unwholesome processed foods may be jailed for life. Saraki, who spoke at the public hearing on a Bill for an Act to Amend the Counterfeit and […]
May 27, 2016

Unregistered drugs likely cause of kidney, liver diseases –NAFDAC

The Enugu State co-ordinator of the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) Mr. Ikechukwu Okoye, has said use of unregistered and unverified drugs may be responsible for rising cases of kidney and liver diseases in the country. Okoye said this in an interview session with the News […]
May 3, 2016

Nigeria: Health minister okays herbal drugs

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has endorsed the use of herbal drugs and recommended that they should be produced under the supervision of the Nigerian Institute of Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) and the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC). Speaking at the presentation […]