Fake drugs, fake health – The Nigerian effect
While delivering a keynote address at the opening of the 90th Annual National Conference of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) in Abia state, the Financial Services Advisory Leader and Chief Economist, Project Blue, PWC Nigeria, Andrew Nevin, said about 17% of circulating drugs in Nigeria are fake.
According to him, Africa records at least 100,000 fake drug-related deaths annually. He then disclosed that Nigeria’s federal government is working in partnership with relevant federal agencies especially the National Agency for Foods and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC).
“They have to step up and intensify their efforts in the war against fake and counterfeit drugs in the country. This will go a long way in reducing the harmful effects of the menace on the citizenry and the nation’s economy,” he said.