WHO move towards fighting the global threat of Counterfeit Drugs

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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) working with a vision and mission to safeguard public health. WHO worried because of the fake medicines and the growing public health implications of substandard, experts have directed to take appropriate actions to curb the trend which they said has become a global threat.

For this reason World Health Organisation (WHO) collaboration with the National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and organized workshop in Lagos aiming the development of a national strategy on the prevention, detection, and response to substandard and counterfeit medical products across the countries.

Mr. Ademola Mogbojuri, the Acting Director-General of NAFDAC, In his address at the workshop lamented that the consequences are very dangerous with the use of fake medicines. To curb and finish this from the roots, sustained action is required by both governmental and non-governmental bodies.

Organisation officers planning to make a decision to introduce drug Coordinated Wholesale Centres (CWCs) to test and analyze the menace of fake and falsified medical products in the country. The federal government also warned all open drug markets to be permanently close by December 31, 2018. CWC team will analyze the results with the use of fake medicines

includes high cost treatment, failure of desired results with drugs treatments, side-effects etc..

The major concern is to find out the roots of these activities and single organizations are not enough to curb these from their roots. We need international organizations support to check these practices. WHO support with an aim to provide access to affordable, safe, efficacious and quality medical product, across the globe. CWC should act as a mediator to get medicines from the manufacturers or importers and supply them directly to end-user. So there is nothing like a channel possibility of the fake drug market.

To ensure public health, every possible measure should be taken by the organization to ensure public health and safety.

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