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NAFDAC to launch compendium of registered drugs, cosmetics others and new policy measures to combat…..

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The Director General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Moji Christianah Adeyeye

The Director General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Moji Christianah Adeyeye is soon to announce the new policy measure to combat the influx of unregistered and counterfeit regulated products into the country, just as the agency is set to launch a new compendium of all registered Drugs, processed Food, Cosmetics, Packaged water, Medical Devices and chemical

The official launch of the compendium will be one of the agenda of the forthcoming stakeholder’sconsultative meeting in Lagos next week from the 20th-21st of August.

According to a statement by the Director Public Affairs, Dr. Abubakar Jimoh the Publishing of the new NAFDAC compendium which is a Directory of all registered regulated products is one of the major landmark achievements of Prof. Adeyeye since her assumption of office 9 months ago. The NAFDAC compendium which was originallyknown as NAFDAC Green pages was last published about 10 years ago.

The compendium was first introduced by the late Director – General of NAFDAC, Prof. Dora Akunyili as part of her concerted efforts to equip Nigerians with appropriate information that will help them distinguish between fake and unregistered Drugs, processed food and other regulated products.

Participants at the forthcoming two-day consultative meeting include Farmers, Manufacturers, Importers, Marketers of Animal feeds and poultry products, food products, cosmetics, pesticides, medical devices, herbal products and chemicals.

The consultative meeting will also afford the Director – General of NAFDAC opportunity to interact with the stakeholders to tackle some regulatory issues and challenges facing the food, herbal, medical devices, veterinary, chemical and allied industries.

The Director – General stressed that the Agency takes very seriously the issue of attendance and participation of stakeholders at the consultative and therefore urged all Chief Executives of invited companies to be physically present at the meeting.

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