Despite complaints and restriction by the Federal Government to curb importation of counterfeit pharmaceutical products, India has exported N304.9 billion ($635.39 million) drugs to Nigeria in the last one year.
Worried by the influx of fake drugs into the country, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) said that it would start pre-shipment analysis of drugs imported into Nigeria from India and China, countries suspected exporting most fake and counterfeit drugs as demand for generic drugs increased. It was gathered that India’s pharmaceutical exports last year grew by 18.7 per cent to $24.44 billion in the financial year ended March 31, 2021, spurred by strong demand for the country’s generic drugs…
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