Regulator warns consumers against fake insulin tea for diabetes in Nigeria

*The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control notifies the Nigerian consumers of the circulation of an unregistered and fake insulin tea claiming to reduce blood sugar level and ‘delete’ sugar in the body

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

In its efforts at safeguarding the health of consumers in the country, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has alerted Nigerians to the circulation of fake ‘insulin tea’ for diabetes.

Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, Director-General of NAFDAC, in a statement Sunday, March 28 said the regulatory agency, therefore, warned consumers against buying or taking the fake tea because of its negative health implications.

Adeyeye said: “NAFDAC wishes to notify the public of the circulation of an unregistered and a fake product called insulin tea claimed to reduce blood sugar level and ‘delete’ sugar in the body.

“Please note that the NAFDAC number shown on the packaging of this product (Nafdac Reg. No. 01-8662) is fake; the insulin tea poses a danger to the health of the public.”

The statement noted that “members of the public are implored to contact the nearest NAFDAC office with any information concerning the distribution, sale, and use of the fake insulin tea.”

Adeyeye advised consumers who had already bought and taken the product to report any adverse effects to the nearest NAFDAC office.

She stated that Nigerians should report such incidents through the toll-free NAFDAC PRASCOR 20543 from all networks and pharmacovigilance @nafdac.gov.ng, or via www.nafdac.gov.ng.

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