The National Agency for Food Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has confiscated fake drugs worth N60millon from a warehouse in Lagos.
A statement yesterday by NAFDAC’s Director-General Prof. Moji Adeyeye said NAFDAC operatives and the police seized the drugs from a supermarket and warehouse at the Trade Fair complex, Lagos.
“The warehouse was raided for possession, storage, importation, sales and distribution of dangerous and unregistered cosmetics.
“Found in the store were Glutathione Injection, Herbal Skin Doctor Collagen Ampoules, Lansexin in vial bottles, Kojic-San Injection Face Cream, B.F.G.F Collagen Polypeptide in vial bottles, among others.”
She alleged that the products were imported from China, Malaysia, the Philippines and Dubai.
“Five trucks of about 56 assorted unregistered cosmetic products, worth over N60 million were evacuated from the warehouse.
“The Glutathione injections and skin whitening pills are harmful and have several adverse effects, including Stevens Johnson Syndrome, skin cancer/melanoma, kidney dysfunctions and failure, as well as its adverse effect on the liver,” Adeyeye said