In a message at the formal destruction of counterfeit drugs worth N100 million in Enugu on Tuesday, Orhi said that counterfeiting in the country had been reduced to 6 percent. The drugs were seized from Enugu, Imo and Ebonyi States.
The success achieved, according to the NAFDAC DG, was made possible through strategic developments by the agency to check the menace.
“Statistics of counterfeit drugs have reduced from more than 40 per cent in 2005 to 6.4 per cent in 2012 through our strategies but we are still fighting against it till we get our target,” said Orhi, who was represented at the occasion by NAFDAC’s Director of Special Duties, Dr Abubakar Jimoh.
“The fight against counterfeit drugs is a challenging one, but we are winning the war with our technological strategies and the cooperation of stakeholders.”
He described drug counterfeiters as merchants of death.
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