Following the massive importation of some counterfeit drugs into the country from India and China, the Federal Government has finalized arrangement to commence pre-shipment analysis of imported drugs. Findings revealed that the country had imported some drugs valued at N326.97billion ($695.6million) from China and India within the last two years.
International Trade Statistics (ITS) portal on pharmaceutical products imported into Nigeria revealed that $508million were imported from India in two years, noting that $205.4million and $302,6million pharmaceutical products were shipped into the country between 2018 and 2019.
The trade portal also explained that $187.7million drugs were ferried from China, stressing that the country took delivery of $94.6million and $93,1million pharmaceutical products within the period…
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