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NAFDAC Shuts Down Emzor, With Two Other Pharmaceuticals

This survey revealed the extent of youth dependence on codeine in cough syrups.

The National Agency for Administration and Control of Food and Drugs said in a statement that the three companies were closed because of their "apparent resistance" to providing the necessary documents during the inspections carried out by the company. control institution.

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The closed pharmaceutical companies are "Peace Standard", "Bioraj" and "Emzor".
The Nigerian authorities say the reopening of these drug companies will depend on their level of cooperation with the investigators.

The Nigerian Senate estimates that three million bottles of codeine syrup are consumed daily in only two of the thirty-six states in the country.
These are the states of Kano and Jigawa in the north of the country.

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