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NAFDAC warns against libido drugs

12 December 2012, 16:01

Jigawa - Mr Kenneth Azikwe, the Jigawa Coordinator of the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Wednesday warned the public against indiscriminate consumption of sex enhancement drugs.

Azikwe told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse that most of the libido drugs in circulation were not certified by the agency.

“The libido drugs in circulation are not certified by NAFDAC and the description on them is in Chinese and other alien languages.

“Consumption of such drugs is harmful because its pharmaceutical composition could not be guaranteed,” Azikwe said.

The coordinator further advised the public against patronising drug hawkers and self medication.

He said that the drugs from hawkers were fake, adulterated and poisonous which exposed users to health risks.

 “Drug hawkers are death merchants, people should not patronise them”, adding that the agency was sensitising communities to the need to patronise registered patent medicine dealers.

According to him, the agency has arrested 30 drug hawkers in Dutse and has intensified surveillance activities to check drug hawking in the state.

He added that the agency had established desk offices in 27 local government areas of the state to monitor and ensure compliance to regulations by patent medicine stores, producers of sachet water and other consumables.


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