Written by Williams ABAH

Nigerian-made drugs, more reliable -Health expert

Some Nigerian-made drugs have been described as more reliable and potent in preventive and curative of diseases than foreign made drugs.

Dr. Ijeoma Nwafor, an Abuja based public health specialist, stated this in Abuja at an interactive forum with journalists.

Nwafor said that some foreign based drugs were laced component capable of worsening conditions of patients.

In her words, "patients cannot trace the formulation of harmful foreign made drugs. We can always trace the formulation of our own drugs, hence they are made reliable because they contain natural ingredients which we see everyday"

The public health expert said that Nigerian made drugs like immunovit-HP, were all encompassing and effective in battling inflammatory of body tissue.

According to her, the potency of such drugs was evidence based and scientifically proven by scientists and researchers.

Nwafor who restated the need for the patronage of Nigerian made drugs, said it was natural in nature, adding that the patronage would not only restore confidence in the patients, but also promote local content for the economic advantage of the country.

She noted that Nigerians made drugs had a critical roles in helping to keep global proliferation of counterfeit medicines from infiltrating Nigerian prescription medicine system.

She added that many medical practitioners have affirmed that some of the Nigerian made drugs contains anti-inflammatory that serves as panacea to neck, shoulder pain, As well as inflammation of the eyes.


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