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NAFDAC plans 10-year limit on registration of imported drugs to encourage local manufacturers

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The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) is planning to place a 10-year limit on registration of imports on pharmaceutical to encourage local production of drugs.

The Director General of NAFDAC, Christianah Adeyeye said this at a stakeholders’ meeting tagged: “A Date with the Director- General, NAFDAC” on Friday in Lagos.

The NAFDAC boss said that the Agency would increase its vigilance activities and spot checks to ensure consistent product quality.

“We have developed relevant guidelines and documents to enhance pharmaco vigilance and post marketing surveillance activities in the country.

“This has been evidenced by the series of alerts issued by the agency in the face of threats as well as the recall of some products in the interest of public health,” she said.

Adeyeye said that the agency remained undaunted in its efforts to reduce the incidence of substandard and falsified products as well as the smuggling and abuse of various products.