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Fed Govt To Permanently Shut Open Drug Market By 2018 by edunwablog: 6:26am On Oct 09, 2017
The federal government has said that all open drug markets in Nigeria will be permanently shut by December 31, 2018, even as it said it will be introducing drug Coordinated Wholesale Centres nationwide to check the menace of falsified medical products in the country.

The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, disclosed this in Lagos during a stakeholders’ workshop organised by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO) on ‘The prevention, Detection and Response of Substandard and Falsified medical Products.’


He said the new measures were designed to allow drugs to be sourced directly from importers or manufacturers down to the end users instead of buying drugs from the open drug markets.

According to him, the FMOH had developed the National Drug Distribution Guidelines, (NDDG) in 2012 to address the unsatisfactory chaotic drug distribution system of the country.

“Coordinated Wholesale Centres to accommodate open market medicines sellers have been approved and are being developed in Lagos, Onitsha, Aba and Kano and will commence operation by January 1, 2019.

“Medicine is an important component of healthcare delivery service and without the infusion of medicines; the health care service delivery system of a nation is sterile.

“A good-quality medicine supply system is essential for healthcare delivery. There is a special need to prevent therapeutic drug falsification in order to safeguard against health and maintain trust in healthcare system. The overall scale of trading in medicine and the resultant harm done to global health has not been adequately accessed,” he said.

On his part, the Acting Director General, NAFDAC, Mr. Ademola Mogbojuri, noted that the public health implications of substandard and falsified medical products include treatment failure, high treatment cost, development of resistance, loss of confidence in the healthcare providers and healthcare system and may ultimately, result in fatality and death.

Mogbojuri who raised the alarm that the problem has become a serious, threat to global public health said the fight against this nefarious act requires a sustained action by both governmental and non governmental bodies.

Stating that single and isolated interventions cannot address the issue of substandard falsified medical products, he called for coordinated actions with international organisations to reduce to the barest minimum the incidence of the ugly menace.

The Acting Director General said WHO established member states mechanism on substandard, spurious, falsely labelled, falsified and counterfeit medical products following its resolution 65:19 in May 2012 to promote public health, and access to affordable, safe, efficacious and quality medical product, across the globe.

http://www.akelicious.com/2017/10/fed-govt-to-permanently-shut-open-drug.html

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Re: Fed Govt To Permanently Shut Open Drug Market By 2018 by thesicilian: 6:31am On Oct 09, 2017
It is easy to make promises, as long as you say "tomorrow."

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Re: Fed Govt To Permanently Shut Open Drug Market By 2018 by Fingerprinter(m): 6:46am On Oct 09, 2017
By the time lala wakes up, this thread will be on the front page.
I don't have anything to say. Meanwhile, if you have a 'like' that you are not using, help me and drop it on this post. Thanks as you do so.

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Re: Fed Govt To Permanently Shut Open Drug Market By 2018 by mgbadike81: 6:59am On Oct 09, 2017
the drug distribution system is OK as it is now,this action is been sponsored by corrupt men who wishes to make pharmaceuticals extremely expensive for their own profit. we are about to have our own big corrupt pharmaceutical like they do in America.

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Re: Fed Govt To Permanently Shut Open Drug Market By 2018 by lelvin(m): 7:21am On Oct 09, 2017
You can take this to the bank.... "this government cannot successfully accomplish anything".

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Re: Fed Govt To Permanently Shut Open Drug Market By 2018 by DanielsParker(m): 7:22am On Oct 09, 2017
OK
Re: Fed Govt To Permanently Shut Open Drug Market By 2018 by wolextayo: 7:22am On Oct 09, 2017
Just legalize weed cos it's a free gift from God. No casualty recorded compared to the stupid tobacco killing thousands every year

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Re: Fed Govt To Permanently Shut Open Drug Market By 2018 by Phenotech(m): 7:23am On Oct 09, 2017
Mtcheew!
Re: Fed Govt To Permanently Shut Open Drug Market By 2018 by Nobody: 7:24am On Oct 09, 2017
This won't be a good move. It would become monopolized. Leave it the way it is, just make sure all the sellers are registered.

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Re: Fed Govt To Permanently Shut Open Drug Market By 2018 by IMASTEX: 7:24am On Oct 09, 2017
Easier said than done. Who will implement it?! You will only end up creating more avenue for some few persons to make more money.It was when a relative got fake drugs from a government hospital "pharmacy" that I am beginning to believe Nigeria condition may never get better.

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Re: Fed Govt To Permanently Shut Open Drug Market By 2018 by InwehAkpevwe(m): 7:24am On Oct 09, 2017
Hw feasible is this? Hope as una dey shut am down una don get beta ways 2 get drugs 2 d common man on d streets as wel as cordinate dia prices?.

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Re: Fed Govt To Permanently Shut Open Drug Market By 2018 by xynerise: 7:25am On Oct 09, 2017
They should start from those hawking Drugs in Motor parks.

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Re: Fed Govt To Permanently Shut Open Drug Market By 2018 by cosmatika(m): 7:25am On Oct 09, 2017
Make dem no try am oo. It'll make drugs very expensive.Hw do u want the thousands of drug marketers in Aba and Onitsha to survive?

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Re: Fed Govt To Permanently Shut Open Drug Market By 2018 by 12345baba(m): 7:26am On Oct 09, 2017
So we won't be having chemist in onitsha again! Nawa o

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Re: Fed Govt To Permanently Shut Open Drug Market By 2018 by Nobody: 7:26am On Oct 09, 2017
This is a good move, sanity is gradually coming back to the health sector. Better late than never.

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Re: Fed Govt To Permanently Shut Open Drug Market By 2018 by Myself2(m): 7:26am On Oct 09, 2017
Coordinated drug supply my arse , is this not one of the measures that useless terrorist governor of Borno state boasted that the Hausa/Fulani political leaders had mapped out to checkmate the dominance of South Easterners in the pharmaceutical/ Drugs distribution business in his infamous phone call with Ibikunle Amosun
Please guys go to YouTube and listen to that phone call again

Any ill motivated policy will usually fail

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Re: Fed Govt To Permanently Shut Open Drug Market By 2018 by kay29000(m): 7:26am On Oct 09, 2017
Hmm! This is a good and a bad move. Yea, there are too many fake drugs in the market, but this could be a move to monopolize the legal drug business and make some few people extremely rich.

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Re: Fed Govt To Permanently Shut Open Drug Market By 2018 by Wristler: 7:28am On Oct 09, 2017
This is going to affect the healthcare ecosystem. Time for pharmacists and pharmaceutical companies to be Dons

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Re: Fed Govt To Permanently Shut Open Drug Market By 2018 by Mrjaz(m): 7:28am On Oct 09, 2017
Another stupid move by our dullard president to bring more hardship on the poor masses..... Arewa Afoja and Ipob hope una d see abi?

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Re: Fed Govt To Permanently Shut Open Drug Market By 2018 by Exjoker(m): 7:33am On Oct 09, 2017
Tomorrow is going to be great... At least that is what our politicians are saying
Re: Fed Govt To Permanently Shut Open Drug Market By 2018 by HonourableUche(m): 7:34am On Oct 09, 2017
Nice one.This is how it is done in advanced countries

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Re: Fed Govt To Permanently Shut Open Drug Market By 2018 by Amarabae(f): 7:36am On Oct 09, 2017
Nice one,many of these open market drug vendors are quacks and should be stopped.

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Re: Fed Govt To Permanently Shut Open Drug Market By 2018 by Nobody: 7:39am On Oct 09, 2017
this an ill motivated move by this government against the igbo dominated pharmaceutical drug market.

this move we saw in 2007 by the Obasanjo administration using Dora to unleashed mayhem in onitsha and sabo.. kano. destroyed goods worth of billions on alleged fake drugs.. excuse then. was the don't have Naf.. no.

now na to close open drug market.. hope.this will include all "agbo sellers" burunstashi seller" and any herbal drug.. and not just pharmaceutical.

however if this move is for real..without motive.. we wish it good.

but can anything good come from APC government?

we don't know diff between propaganda and the real deal again.
fools keep confusing zombies..not we.

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Re: Fed Govt To Permanently Shut Open Drug Market By 2018 by Bullhari007(m): 7:39am On Oct 09, 2017
I'm not bothered , 2018 is too far, by then I'm long gone... bye bye to Zoo, bye bye to useless country,

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Re: Fed Govt To Permanently Shut Open Drug Market By 2018 by Esseite: 7:42am On Oct 09, 2017
Beating round the bush....

Make true and genuine drugs affordable and reachable to even the remote forest and watch even the poorest man make his way to the pharmacy.

The best way to beat a market is to be the market..

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Re: Fed Govt To Permanently Shut Open Drug Market By 2018 by MrBigiman: 7:42am On Oct 09, 2017
They keep shifting the goal post. It's now 2018. Open drug market should have been closed years ago. Also dispensary selling prescription drugs without prescription, is another big issue. Which way Naija.

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Re: Fed Govt To Permanently Shut Open Drug Market By 2018 by CowbellY: 7:45am On Oct 09, 2017
Perusing
Re: Fed Govt To Permanently Shut Open Drug Market By 2018 by free2ryhme: 7:45am On Oct 09, 2017
edunwablog:
The federal government has said that all open drug markets in Nigeria will be permanently shut by December 31, 2018, even as it said it will be introducing drug Coordinated Wholesale Centres nationwide to check the menace of falsified medical products in the country.

The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, disclosed this in Lagos during a stakeholders’ workshop organised by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO) on ‘The prevention, Detection and Response of Substandard and Falsified medical Products.’


He said the new measures were designed to allow drugs to be sourced directly from importers or manufacturers down to the end users instead of buying drugs from the open drug markets.

According to him, the FMOH had developed the National Drug Distribution Guidelines, (NDDG) in 2012 to address the unsatisfactory chaotic drug distribution system of the country.

“Coordinated Wholesale Centres to accommodate open market medicines sellers have been approved and are being developed in Lagos, Onitsha, Aba and Kano and will commence operation by January 1, 2019.

“Medicine is an important component of healthcare delivery service and without the infusion of medicines; the health care service delivery system of a nation is sterile.

“A good-quality medicine supply system is essential for healthcare delivery. There is a special need to prevent therapeutic drug falsification in order to safeguard against health and maintain trust in healthcare system. The overall scale of trading in medicine and the resultant harm done to global health has not been adequately accessed,” he said.

On his part, the Acting Director General, NAFDAC, Mr. Ademola Mogbojuri, noted that the public health implications of substandard and falsified medical products include treatment failure, high treatment cost, development of resistance, loss of confidence in the healthcare providers and healthcare system and may ultimately, result in fatality and death.

Mogbojuri who raised the alarm that the problem has become a serious, threat to global public health said the fight against this nefarious act requires a sustained action by both governmental and non governmental bodies.

Stating that single and isolated interventions cannot address the issue of substandard falsified medical products, he called for coordinated actions with international organisations to reduce to the barest minimum the incidence of the ugly menace.

The Acting Director General said WHO established member states mechanism on substandard, spurious, falsely labelled, falsified and counterfeit medical products following its resolution 65:19 in May 2012 to promote public health, and access to affordable, safe, efficacious and quality medical product, across the globe.

http://www.akelicious.com/2017/10/fed-govt-to-permanently-shut-open-drug.html

Why wait until 2018 when you can act now
Re: Fed Govt To Permanently Shut Open Drug Market By 2018 by Pavore9: 8:02am On Oct 09, 2017
Nice one. Still shocked that one who barely finished secondary school is dispensing drugs.
Re: Fed Govt To Permanently Shut Open Drug Market By 2018 by pat1612(m): 8:14am On Oct 09, 2017
As my experience goes its a good move but is not possible to regulate it the way they want it.
So you are telling me that a few people will be incharge of drug distribution and they will regulate market that one is a disaster as prices will skyrocket and monopoly will be in few hand.the same situation in which nigerian govt is.
If even they wanna do that they should cap price of essential drugs by putting a MRP to it a price beyond which no distributor or hospital can sell.but with current economic scenario and USD shortage it will be hard to implement it.
I think is a hasty decision when you dont have enough pharmacist to manage distribution.As most of pharmacist shop are manage by graduate or people who doesnt know anything about drugs.
My view is this is gonna flop big time

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Re: Fed Govt To Permanently Shut Open Drug Market By 2018 by GavelSlam: 8:17am On Oct 09, 2017
Myself2:
Coordinated drug supply my arse , is this not one of the measures that useless terrorist governor of Borno state boasted that the Hausa/Fulani political leaders had mapped out to checkmate the dominance of South Easterners in the pharmaceutical/ Drugs distribution business in his infamous phone call with Ibikunle Amosun
Please guys go to YouTube and listen to that phone call again

Any ill motivated policy will usually fail

Akunyili must be Fulani then.

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