NAFDAC seizes sex stamina drugs, others worth N15 million

The National Agency for Food and Drugs
Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has in
its recent operations in Gembu, Taraba
State, impounded unregistered drugs worth
N15 million.
The impounded drugs included Tramadol
and Sildenafil combination.
Joseph Asikpo, the state coordinator of the
agency, made this known at a media
briefing in Jalingo on Friday.
According to him, the drugs were evacuated
in 20 sacks and seven cartons from some
hidden stores in the area.
He said that the Tramadol and Sildenafil
combination was an unregistered drug used
by people in the area to enhance sexual
performance.
"The problems associated with Tramadol
alone outweigh its benefits because its
indiscriminate use causes serious bodily
harm.
"This is because the drug has addictive
tendency and it is responsible for several
violent behaviour we see on the streets
today," Mr. Asikpo said.
The coordinator said that other illegal drugs
seized included banned Analgin and
Gentamycin injections, fake Swidar and
Ampiclox tablets, fake Mixagrip, different
brands of Nimesulide, among others.
He said that the agency had imposed
administrative charges on Amatex, Emmy
CY and Aleke patent medicine stores in the
area for being in possession of the illegal
drugs.
Mr. Asikpo said that the patent medicine
stores must pay the charges, assuring that
the illegal drugs would be destroyed soon.
The coordinator vowed to sanction any
trader found selling any banned consumable
in the state.
"We are continuously carrying out mop up
of commonly used but banned products such
as Crusader, Mekako, Montclaire and Amirah
soaps and other mercury containing
products.
"These products are causative agents for
skin cancer and kidney problem," Asikpo
said.
He advised the general public to always
check the expiration dates and NAFDAC
registration number of products before
consumption.
Mr. Asikpo appealed to consumers to always
report anyone found selling expired drugs or
beverages to the agency for quick action.
(NAN)r

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