Tag: NAFDAC

NAFDAC gives prescriptions on usage of liquid herbal concoctions

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has advised Nigerians on the usage of herbal medications. The Director-General of NAFDAC, Mojisola Adeyeye in a statement issued on Monday warned Nigerians against the usage of liquid herbal concoctions two weeks after preparation. Adeyeye’s statement was in commemoration of[Read More…]

NAFDAC slams UNIJOS for promoting unapproved COVID-19 drug

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has slammed the University of Jos for promoting a drug believed to cure COVID-19 without getting approval from the agency. NAFDAC said this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja. The statement quoted Moji Adeyeye, NAFDAC director-general, as saying[Read More…]

NAFDAC cautions Nigerians against sanitisers with Methanol

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has again cautioned Nigerians against the use of hand sanitisers especially Nutricional S, de R, L De C.V containing methanol. The warning is contained in a public alert with No: 20/2021 tagged “Recall of Hand Sanitizers by DiBAR Nutricional[Read More…]

BREAKING: NAFDAC health workers begin 7-day warning strike

Health workers at the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) have on Thursday embarked on a seven-day warning strike. The striking workers are members of the Medical and Health Workers Union. The vice-chairman of the union, Idzi Isua confirmed the strike in a chat with Premium[Read More…]

Methanol Poisoning: ‘Avoid hand sanitisers made in Mexico’ NAFDAC warns

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has alerted Nigerians that the United States has placed all alcohol-based hand sanitisers manufactured in Mexico on its watch list. The alert stated that anyone using the products on their hands risked methanol poisoning. It also disclosed that substantial methanol[Read More…]

Breaking: Last minute decision as NAFDAC certifies #AstraZeneca vaccine

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has certified the safety of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for use in Nigeria. NAFDAC gave the final approval after last-minute tests were carried out ahead of the vaccine’s launch in Abuja. Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, said at the[Read More…]

NAFDAC shuts down food company for selling expired thyme, curry

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has shut down a food manufacturing company for revalidation of expired Curry and Thyme spices. The safety control agency made the announcement on Sunday through a statement by the Resident Media Consultant of NAFDAC, Sayo Akintola. The statement said[Read More…]

NAFDAC shuts down six pharmaceutical companies

The Nigerian Food and Drug Administration (NAFDAC) has shut down six pharmaceutical companies for unsanitary conditions. The commission’s spokesperson, Sayo Akintola, announced the move on behalf of the Director-General of the agency, Professor Mojisola Adeyeye in Abuja on Monday She said the agency did so in line with its mandate[Read More…]

Nigerian Government plans to completely ban high concentration of alcohol – here’s all you need to know

The Federal Government has indicated plans to completely phase out high concentration of alcohol in sachet and small Polyethylene Terephthalate and glass bottles in the country. The moves are contained in a statement by the Director-General of the National Agency for Foods and Drugs Administration and Control, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye[Read More…]

NAFDAC warns against using Covifor Remidesivir Injection

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned the general public not to use ‘Covifor Remidesivir 100 mg Injection for treatment of any illness. The warning was contained in a statement signed by the agency’s Director General, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, made available to the News[Read More…]