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Beware of fake chloroquine tablets, NAFDAC warns

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The National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has notified the public of the sale of falsified brand of Chloroquine Phosphate tablets.

Alert on suspected falsified Chloroquine Tablets,” the agency warned the public not to desist from buying or using it.

The fake product, according to a statement made available to Saturday Times, was discovered and purchased from an informal dispensary in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria.

The statement reads: “TLC screening conducted on the tablets revealed that the product contains no Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient.”

They revealed that, though the falsified product was observed to carry NAFDAC Registration Number 04-8769, it should be noted that the product is not registered by NAFDAC and is not in the NAFDAC database of registered products.

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“This product may have been distributed to several parts of the country through legal and illegal channels. Consequently, NAFDAC has directed all state offices to conduct surveillance and mop up all violating batches of the product,” they statement further revealed.

NAFDAC also advised members of the public in possession of the above-mentioned product to discontinue sale or use and submit stock to the nearest NAFDAC office.

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