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Falsified Chloroquine Products Circulating in WHO Region of Africa  


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The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has been informed by World Health Organization (WHO) that nine (9) confirmed falsified Chloroquine products are in circulation in the WHO region of Africa. Nine (9) reports of different confirmed falsified Chloroquine products from three African countries were received by WHO between 31st March and 2nd April 2020. The three African Countries are Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Niger.

The details of the nine (9) identified falsified Chloroquine products are:

Identified

 

 in

Product nameStated manufacturerBatch number

Expiry date

Date of manufacture

 

Cameroon

 

Chloroquine Phosphate 100mg

 

Jiangsu Pharmaceutical

 Inc.

66005/202105/2017

 

Chloroquine

Phosphate 250mg

 

Jiangsu Pharmaceutical

 Inc.

66009/202209/2018

 

Chloroquine Phosphate 250mg

 

Astral

 Pharmaceuticals

EBT 254210/202201/2019
Democratic

 

 Republic of

Congo

 

CLOROQUINE

 250mg

Dawa Limited160505904/202305/2019

Chloroquine

 Phosphate

250mg

 

Brown &Burk

 Pharmaceutical limited

06562211/202211/2018
Niger

 

Samquine100

 (100mg)

None indicatedNBJT01Oct-2022Nov-2019

 

Chloroquine

 Phosphate

Tablets B.P

100mg

None indicatedHV1116May 2023June 2019

 

Chloroquine

 Phosphate

Tablets B.P

100mg

None indicatedNBJT02Oct-2022Nov-2019

 

Niruquine 100mg

 

None indicated

 

Unknown

 

08/2022

 

09/2019

The nine (9) falsified Chloroquine products do not contain the correct amount of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API). They were not manufactured by the manufacturers whose names are stated on the product labels.

The batch number, manufacturing and expiry dates on the falsified products do not correspond to genuine manufacturing records. The manufacturers whose names are stated on the falsified product labels do not exist.

The pictorial presentations of falsified Chloroquine products identified in  Cameroon are:

It should be noted that falsified Chloroquine Phosphate 250mg manufactured by Jiangsu Pharmaceutical Inc and Astral Pharmaceuticals circulating in Cameroon were in Public Alert No. 004/2020 – Alert on Falsified Chloroquine Phosphate 250mg Tablets Circulating in Cameroon issued by NAFDAC on 4th April 2020.

The pictorial presentations of falsified CLOROQUINE 250mg and Chloroquine Phosphate 250mg identified in the Democratic Republic of Congo are:

The pictorial presentations of falsified Chloroquine Phosphate 100mg identified in Niger are:

The use of falsified Chloroquine products may result in treatment failure and even death.

Genuine Chloroquine registered by NAFDAC is used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and extraintestinal amebiasis. 

All importers, wholesalers, and retailers are implored to desist from illegal importation, distribution, and sale of the falsified Chloroquine products. Any importer, wholesaler, retailer caught dealing with falsified chloroquine or any other falsified medicines will be severely sanctioned.

Surveillance has been strengthened by NAFDAC at all ports of entry to prevent illegal importation of the falsified Chloroquine products

The Agency has heightened surveillance in the thirty-six states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja to prevent distribution and sale of falsified Chloroquine products

Health care providers and other members of the public are advised to be vigilant and contact the nearest NAFDAC office with any information on the falsified Chloroquine products.

Anybody in possession of the falsified Chloroquine products should submit them to the nearest NAFDAC office.

Consumers are advised to report adverse events related to the use of medicines to the nearest NAFDAC office, 0800-1-NAFDAC (0800-1-623322) TOLL-FREE from all networks or via pharmacovigilance@nafdac.gov.ng

Source-NAFDAC

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emmanuel
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Ever since their is the probability  that chloroquine can cure corona virus, people  have turn it into their cash cow by means or crook, it is only God that can arrest those people. Many people are just heartless. 😡 😠 😡 😡 

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A lot of atrocities  are being perpetrated due to this virus, but what kind of hustling  is this when you know that peoples lives are in danger due to your hustle. 

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