NAFDAC seizes sex stamina drugs, others worth N15 million in Taraba

NAFDAC seizes sex stamina drugs, others worth N15 million in Taraba
July 22 20:59 2016

The National Agency for Food and
Drugs Administration and Control
(NAFDAC) has in its recent
operations in Gembu, Taraba
State, impounded unregistered
drugs worth N15 million.

The impounded drugs included
Tramadol and Sildenafil
combination.

Joseph Asikpo, the state
coordinator of the agency, made
this known at a media briefing in
Jalingo on Friday.

According to him, the drugs were
evacuated in 20 sacks and seven
cartons from some hidden stores
in the area.

He said that the Tramadol and
Sildenafil combination was an
unregistered drug used by people
in the area to enhance sexual
performance.

“The problems associated with
Tramadol alone outweigh its
benefits because its indiscriminate
use causes serious bodily harm.

“This is because the drug has
addictive tendency and it is
responsible for several violent
behaviour we see on the streets
today,” Mr. Asikpo said.

The coordinator said that other
illegal drugs seized included
banned Analgin and Gentamycin
injections, fake Swidar and
Ampiclox tablets, fake Mixagrip,
different brands of Nimesulide,
among others.

He said that the agency had imposed
administrative charges on Amatex, Emmy CY
and Aleke patent medicine stores in the area
for being in possession of the illegal drugs.

Asikpo said that the patent medicine
stores must pay the charges, assuring that the
illegal drugs would be destroyed soon.

The coordinator vowed to sanction any trader
found selling any banned consumable in the
state.

“We are continuously carrying out mop up of
commonly used but banned products such as
Crusader, Mekako, Montclaire and Amirah
soaps and other mercury containing products.

“These products are causative agents for skin
cancer and kidney problem,” Asikpo said.

He advised the general public to always check
the expiration dates and NAFDAC registration
number of products before consumption.

Asikpo appealed to consumers to always
report anyone found selling expired drugs or
beverages to the agency for quick action.
(NAN)