Health Minister seeks production of drugs locally

Speaking at the presentation of NAFDAC guideline 2016 on Tuesday in Abuja, the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has frowned over the Importation of mosquito nets and recommended that mosquito nets and other commonly used drugs should be produced locally under the supervision of the Nigeria Institute of Pharmaceutical Research and Development and the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control.

The Minister also urged NAFDAC to partner with the Universities of Zaria, Enugu, Ibadan and Jos to enhance research into local drugs production.

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