The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has sealed a pharmaceutical distribution outlet, ANYIWEST Pharmacy, in Lagos and arrested its manager for allegedly stocking, selling and dispensing fake, banned and expired drugs.
NAFDAC’s spokesman, Anslem Okonkwor, said that the development was sequel to a petition by some people. The regulatory officers of the agency who carried out the operation said apart from the fake drugs, ANYIWEST Pharmacy, which is situated at No 1, Meiran Road, Ojokoro in Lagos, had Analgin injection which was banned alongside Tagaprox injection, Ferotone and Flu capsules.
According to the NAFDAC Director of Enforcement, Mr. Garba Macdonald, the agency’s officials acted to prevent the pharmacy from further endangering the lives of citizens. While reiterating the agency’s preparedness to the fight against fake drugs, he bemoaned the involvement of some pharmacists in the crime.