The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, (NAFDAC), has send strong warning of fake COVID-19 drugs in circulation, Juicy report.
The fake Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine circulation across the country was discovered by NAFDAC Director-General, Prof. Moji Adeyeye,
This was disclosed while briefing during a webinar on Wednesday 3rd of May, in Lagos State.
General Moji Adeyeye further explained that fake face masks and hand sanitizers were in circulation.
According to her statement and explanation the fake Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine was discovered during post-marketing surveillance of COVID-19 medical products.
Her statement reads: “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.” the boss channeled.