NAFDAC, FCCPC Helpless As Unregistered Drugs Take Over Internet Markets

Lokoja resident, Hassan, 41, was hospitalized after taking few tablets from a pack of food supplements he had ordered via the internet.

He purchased it following adverts he had seen on the social media that the food supplement helped in managing blood pressure.

The supplement was manufactured outside the country and had no National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) registration number.

Recalling the incident which occurred two years ago, Hassan said he started vomiting and stooling after taking the drug. It continued for so many hours that he became very weak and was rushed to the emergency ward of a hospital.

“I was confused. I didn’t know if it was the real supplement or the fake one that I ordered. The foreign phone number on the product was not connecting for me to follow up with the reactions or ask for a refund.  I just threw the rest away,” he lamented.

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