Counterfeit Teva Products: Idumota Drug Market Union Blows Hot
The leadership ofIdumota DrugDealers Association, Lagos, has warned its members to desist from marketing and distributing of Teva brand of Amlodipine and Lisinopril in the market to avoid being penalised by the association.
Chairman of the association, Sir Felix Ugbojiaku, said at the weekend in Lagos that the decision to ban the two products in Idumota drug market followed the outcome of an emergency meeting of the union executive last week.
According to him, ‘’after exhaustive deliberation on the recent visit to the market by officials ofNational Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC)as it relates to the sealing of 5 shops in connection with dealership on counterfeit Teva brand of Amlodipine and Lisinopril we decided to enjoin our members to stop forthwith the buying and selling of the two products inIdumota.
He warned that any member found flouting the order risks exclusion from the association even as he called on sister union leaderships in drug markets across the country to support NAFDAC war on counterfeiting of medicines for the purpose of safeguarding the health of Nigerians.
‘’We are determined to sanitise Idumotadrugmarket from being converted into a safe haven for counterfeit medicines. After exhaustive deliberation on the recent visit to the market by officials of NAFDAC in which 5 shops were sealed in connection with dealership in unregisteredTeva brand of Amlodipine and Lisinopril, we decided to take urgent steps to stop further occurrence of such activities in the market,’’ he said.