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21 Jul 2017

See The List Of 42 Banned Anti-Malaria Drugs Still Sold In Nigeria

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The Nigerian Senate has
listed about 42 anti-malaria
drugs that have been
banned in Europe but are
still sold in hospitals and
pharmacies in Nigeria.


The lawmakers raised the
alarm that all the forty two
anti-malaria drugs were
still being stockpiled, sold
and consumed in the
country.


Hence, the Senate has
mandated its Committee on
Health (Secondary and
Tertiary), led by Senator
Olarewaju Tejuoso, to
urgently carry out a holistic investigation into the
matter and report back for
further action.


Raising the motion earlier,
Senator T.A Orji, Abia
Central said, "The Senate
notes that recently the
European Union banned the
sale and consumption of 42 Anti-Malaria Drugs in all
countries within the
European Union.

"It notes that the 42 Anti-
Malaria Drugs are: Alaxin
60mg tablet
(dihydroartémisinine)B/8;
Alaxin oral suspension
(dihydroartémisinine) FL/80ml; Amodiaquine
200mg compressed B/1000;
Amodiaquine 200mg
compressed B/1000;
Arinate 100mg tablet
(artésunate) B/6; Arinate 50mg tablet (artésunate)
B/6; Arsumax 50mg tablet
(artésunate) B/12; Artemax
60mg tablet
(dihydroartémisinine) B/8;
Artémédine 40mg capsule (artemether) B/12;
Artémédine 50mg tablet
(artemether) B/12; and
Artenam 50mg tablet
(artemether) B/14.



"Also on the list are
Artenam 60mg tablet
(artemether) B/8; Artésiane
300mg child powder oral
suspension (artemether)
FL/38g; Artésunate 100mg compressed B/120;
Artésunate 50mg tablet
B/120; Artexin 60mg tablet
(dihydroartémisinine) B/8;
Camoquin 200mg tablet
(amodiaquine) B/9; Camoquin 200mg tablet
(amodiaquine) B/25
blisters."


Others include: Camoquin
200mg tablet
(amodiaquine) B/55
blisters; Camoquin 200mg
tablet (amodiquine) B/24;
Camoquin 600 mg tablet (amodiaquine) B/3;
Camoquin oral suspension
50mg/ 5ml (amodiaquine)
FL/60ml; Cotecxin oral
suspension (dihydroartémisinine) FL/80ml; Cotecxin 60mg
tablet (dihydroartémisinine) B/8; Daraprim tablet
(pyriméthamine) B/30; and
Falcinil 50mg tablet (artésunate) B/12.
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