On May 1, the Federal Ministry of Health ordered NAFDAC to immediately stop the issuance of permits for the importation of codeine as active pharmaceutical ingredient for cough preparations. Health minister, Prof. Isaac Adewole, said the ban was necessary because of the gross abuse of codeine in the country.
The recent directive by the Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole banning the sale of Codeine - containing cough syrups without prescription across the country is, no doubt, a sad reflection of the alarming state of drug addiction in the country, especially among the youth.
Nigeria's minister of health has refused to criticise the country's president's preference for seeking medical attention in the United Kingdom. President Buhari returned from London Friday after a three-day medical trip. His media aide Garba Shehu said the latest visit was at the behest of his doctors whom he saw during a "technical stopover" on…
Following the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Federal government has activated surveillance activities cross the country to detect and prevent any outbreak of the disease.To this end, letters of alert have been sent to all states to enhance surveillance activities and an advisory note for the general public.
The Federal has ordered immediate ban on issuance of permits for the importation of codeine as active pharmaceutical ingredient for cough preparation.Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, who gave the directive yesterday in Abuja, said the move became necessary due to the gross abuse Codeine usage....
The scourge of cancer treatment in Nigeria can be described as appalling due to the numerous challenges that surrounds it. These include the cost of drugs, diagnosis,late presentation, inadequate basic research and clinical application, and poor data representation.