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Healthcare: NAFDAC dismisses report on under-dosed paracetamol tablets, insists science behind finding questionable

Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, Director-General of NAFDAC

*Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, asserts the science behind the finding in a recent published report was ‘questionable’

Alexander Davis | ConsumerConnect

Nigeria’s health regulator, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has refuted a recent published report of a research finding purporting that almost all paracetamol tablets in the markets are under-dosed.

Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, Director-General of NAFDAC, dismissed the said report in a statement issued Monday, January 8, 2024.

Adeyeye stated that the science behind the the so-called finding was questionable.

The Director-General of the health regulatory agency also said: “NAFDAC is aware of a recent story presently being circulated on social media, alleging that nearly all paracetamol tablets sold in Nigeria are under-dosed.

“We have received a copy of the publication of the research finding of the subject, and we wish to state categorically, that the report is misleading, and the science is questionable.”

She stated: “As the quality culture of NAFDAC demands, as soon as the Agency became aware of the news, the Director General, had meetings with the respective Directors and gave a directive that a survey of the market should be done to sample and test.”

Adeyeye equally disclosed that she met with the leadership of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Group of the Manufacturing Association of Nigeria (MAN) to inform them of the agency’s intent in this regard.

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