Contaminated Cough Syrups: We Have Measures To Prevent Entry Into Nigeria- NAFDAC

National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC says measures have been put at various ports of entry into the country to prevent contaminated cough syrups.

NAFDAC Director General, Mojisola Adeyeye announced this to Newsmen in Abuja.

It will be recalled that the agency had issued an alert about some contaminated cough syrups circulating in the Gambia.

According to WHO, the medicines included Promethazine oral solution, Kofexmalin Baby Cough Syrup, Makoff Baby Cough Syrup and Magrip N Cough Syrup manufactured by an Indian company, Maiden Pharmaceuticals.

Meanwhile, the NAFDAC boss said that the agency had put appropriate measures at the various ports of entry to curtail the entry of these syrups into Nigeria.

In same vein, the Edo State Commissioner for Health, Obehi Akoria has advised residents to be vigilant, following NAFDAC’s alert to Nigerians on substandard cough syrups circulating in Gambia. He explained that these medicines are being investigated for links with acute kidney injury and over 66 deaths among children in the Gambia.