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NAFDAC delists Ciprofloxacin tablets, blacklists Indian Company for manufacturing fake drugs for Nigerians

NEWSMAN, Abuja – National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has blacklisted Mars Remedies PVT Limited, India, for manufacturing falsified medicine for a pharmaceutical company in Nigeria.

In a statement signed by the agency’s Director-General, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye on Tuesday in Abuja, Ciprofloxacin tablets BP 500mg with (NAFDAC Reg. No. C4-0498) which was manufactured for Pinnacle Health Pharmaceutical, Surulere, Lagos was also delisted.

“In violation of NAFDAC extant laws and regulations, the company illegally manufactured different formulations of Ciprofloxacin tablets instead of the approved formulation for export to Nigeria.

“The variation in the formulation of the Ciprofloxacin 500mg tablets, which may impact on the product quality and shelf –life, was not approved by the agency before the changes were made. Therefore, the company has been blacklisted accordingly,” she stressed.

Adeyeye, therefore warned all manufacturers and importers of medicines to adhere strictly to the conditions for which their products were registered by NAFDAC or face similar sanctions.

NAFDAC Boss added that the move was in fulfillment of the Agency’s obligation to safeguard the health of the nation.

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