Aug 24, 2011 – 10 Fake Drug Store in Ekiti Shuts Down by NAFDAC BY GBENGA ARIYIBI
ADO-EKITI—The National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has sealed off no fewer than 10 pharmaceutical outlets in Ekiti State for alleged sale of fake drugs and involvement in other unethical practices.
NAFDAC operatives stormed the state on Monday and combed major pharmaceutical shops and patent medicine stores in search of fake and adulterated drugs
The officials assisted by security operatives used Tru-Scan to detect the fake drugs .
Vanguard gathered that several patent medicine store owners took to their heels when they sighted the NAFDAC officials.
Speaking after the operation, Mrs. Comfort Makanjuola, NAFDAC’s Deputy Director, Spot Inspection, said the exercise was carried out to safeguard the health of the people.
According to her, “makers of fake drugs in Nigeria have gone haywire and we are ready for them. We are moving from one village to the other, one town to the other to sensitize sellers and consumers on the need to combat counterfeit in our society. We really need the cooperation of these sellers, especially in getting receipts for all their products so that makers of fake drugs could be easily traced and arrested”.