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NAFDAC seizes fake analgesic, Tramadol

By The Citizen

National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, weekend, intercepted 158 cartons of fake Tramadol capsules, a semi-synthetic opiod analgesic for the management of pain.

Already the Agency has launched full investigations to unveil importers behind the importation of the fake drugs.

Tramadol is currently under Narcotics Control following high abuse and concerns by government and public health officials, meaning it cannot be brought into the country without permit.

At a media presentation of the intercepted truck load of the counterfeit drugs in Lagos, NAFDAC's Director, Ports Inspection Directorate, Mrs. Moreen Ebigbeyi said efforts were to arrest importers.