Nigerian official highlights advances against drug counterfeiting

09/23/2013 | Leadership Nigeria

With stronger law enforcement, upgraded laboratory standards and new technologies, such as spectroscopy, infrared and radio frequency identification, Nigeria has made significant progress in the battle against counterfeit drugs, said Paul Orhii, director-general of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control. The percentage of counterfeit drugs in major cities has fallen over the past four years from 16.7% to less than 10%, and the agency is seeking new laws that would stiffen penalties for drug counterfeiting and trafficking, Orhii said at an international conference of mayors.

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