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NAFDAC Clamps Down On Illegal Alcoholic Bitters ‘Man Power’ Drugs

The National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has launched a nationwide clampdown on all illegal manufacturers and distributors of alcoholic bitters and ‘manpower’ herbal medicines across the country planning to bring perpetrators to book and minimize the consumption of the substance.?

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?Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, announced this in Abuja, yesterday, at the press briefing, saying that illegal factories involved in the output of such unauthorized commodities have been shut down and three owners arrested.?
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She examined that findings from various operations carried out by the agency revealed a hazardous trend in the use of such substances laced with high concentrations of tobacco and sometimes, cannabis by the populace cutting across all genders and age groups particularly artisans, drivers, and commercial motorcycle operators among others.?
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Adeyeye asserted that the agency received a sequel of reports on the use of a herbal preparation popularly known as ‘Kurkura’, particularly in the South West and Northern axis of the country, and then swerved into action.?
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According to her, the ‘Kurkura’ herbal preparations found in circulations included Five Minutes Power Herbs Medicine, Haonu Laha Herbal Mixture, Gamzaki Tradomedical Herbal Ventures, Barakallahu Multipurpose Herbal Mixture, and Sabon Karfi Herbal Mixture.?

Source: The Nation Online

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