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Friday, July 21, 2017

Killer Drugs on the prowl (MUST READ!)


The Nigerian Senate has listed 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 42 anti-malaria drugs in question 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".

The 52 Anti-Malaria Drugs are: 
1. Alaxin 60mg tablet (dihydroartémisinine) B / 8 
2. Alaxin oral suspension (dihydroartémisinine) FL / 80ml 
3. Amodiaquine 200mg compressed B / 1000 
4. Amodiaquine 200mg compressed B / 1000 
5. Arinate 100mg tablet (artésunate) B / 6 
6. Arinate 50 mg tablet (artésunate) B / 6 
7. Arsumax 50 mg tablet (artésunate) B / 12 
8. Artemax 60 mg tablet (dihydroartémisinine) B / 8 
9. Artémédine 40 mg capsule (artemether) B / 12 
10. Artémédine 50 mg tablet (artemether) B / 12

11. Artenam 50 mg tablet (artemether) B / 14 
12. Artenam 60 mg tablet (artemether) B / 8 
13. Artésiane 300 mg child powder oral suspension (artemether) FL / 38g 
14. Artésunate 100mg compressed B / 120 
15. Artésunate 50 mg tablet B / 120 
16. Artexin 60 mg tablet (dihydroartémisinine) B / 8 
17. Camoquin 200mg tablet (amodiaquine) B / 9 
18. Camoquin 200mg tablet (amodiaquine) B / 25 blisters 
19. Camoquin 200mg tablet (amodiaquine) B / 55 blisters 
20. Camoquin 200mg tablet (amodiquine) B / 24

21. Camoquin 600 mg tablet (amodiaquine) B / 3 
22. Camoquin oral suspension 50mg / 5ml (amodiaquine) FL / 60ml 
23. Cotecxin oral suspension (dihydroartémisinine) FL / 80ml 
24. Cotecxin 60 mg tablet (dihydroartémisinine) B / 8 
25. Daraprim tablet (pyriméthamine) B / 30 
26. Falcinil 50mg tablet (artésunate) B / 12 
27. Flavoquine oral suspension 50mg / 5ml (amodiaquine) FL / 90ml 
28. Flavoquine 200mg tablet (amodiaquine) B / 16 
29. Flavoquine 200mg tablet (amodiaquine) B / 240 
30. Gunate strong tablet (artésunate) B / 6 gvs labs

31. Tvitter powder oral suspension (artemether) FL / 100ml 
32. Halfan 250mg tablet (halofantrine) B / 6 
33. Halfan 250mg tablet (halofantrine) B / 120 
34. Halfan oral suspension 5mg / 5ml (halofantrine) FL / 45ml 
35. Malartin 200mg tablet (artésunate) B / 6 
36. Malartin 50 mg tablet (artésunate) B / 12 
37. mmh-malarex 450 mg capsule (peschiara fuchsiaefolia) B / 20 
38. Paludrine 100mg tablet (proguanil) B / 56 
39. Plasmotrim 200mg tablet (artésunate) B / 25 blisters / 6 
40. Plasmotrim 200mg tablet (artésunate) B / 6 
41. Plasmotrim 50 mg lactab (artésunate) B / 12 
42. Plasmotrim 50 mg lactab (artésunate) B / 25 blisters / 6

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