FG Bans Codeine Syrup

By Akinwale Kasali Following the abuse of codeine based syrup by Nigeria youths, the Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Health has directed the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control to ban with immediate effect further issuance of permits for the importation of codeine as active pharmaceutical ingredient for cough preparations. This statement was made by the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole yesterday. The directive came less than 48 hours after a documentary titled, ‘Sweet, Sweet Codeine,’ was aired on BBC. The documentary which has…

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