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CODEINE COUGH SYRUP: We’re investigating 4 pharmaceutical firms — NAFDAC DG



THE National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, said it has commenced investigation of involvement of four pharmaceutical firms in the codeine cough syrup saga adding that appropriate sanctions would be applied for regulatory violations.

The pharmaceutical firms located in Lagos, Ilorin and Kano were linked to illicit supply and distribution of codeine, containing cough syrup in the documentary of an undercover investigation unveiled recently by BBC Africa.

In an interview with Vanguard, Director General of NAFDAC, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, said the Agency was determined to get to the bottom of the matter.

Vanguard, May 3, 2018

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