The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has raised alarm over how counterfeit of a particular drug, Mixagrip cold Caplets, has been circulating in Gombe state, the situation of which the agency said required urgent attention of the government.
The body indicated that the fake drugs were discovered during routine surveillance in Gombe metropolis and large quantity of it were found to be without name and address of the manufacturer.
Through a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja by Director General, NAFDAC, Prof Moji Adeyeye, the body disclosed that during routine surveillance in Gombe, NAFDAC discovered the circulation of fake caplets and the drugs were without the name and address of the manufacturer, instead, it was just written manufactured in India for Afrowell Exports Mumbai, India.
It said: Other important features accompanying the pack include: Code No. -MH/DRUGS/MH/101063A; Batch No. – V18635; Manufacturing date – 10/2018 with Expiry date reading 09/2021,” Adeyeye disclosed.
Adeyeye noted that the genuine product was manufactured in Nigeria by Orange Kalbe Limited with address at 66/68 Town Planning Way, Ilupeju, Lagos State.