Nigeria consumes 42 anti-malaria drugs banned in Europe

According to the latest reports , 42 anti-malaria drugs that have been banned in Europe but are being administered and sold to Nigerians in some hospitals and pharmacies. During plenary yesterday, the senate ordered its committee on Health (Secondary and Tertiary), led by Senator Olarewaju Tejuoso, to urgently carry out an indepth investigation into the allegation and report back for further action.

The Senate resolution came after a motion by Senator Theodore Orji, was read on the floor of the house.

Orji in his motion said “The Senate notes that recently the European Union banned the sale and consumption of 42 Anti-Malaria Drugs in all countries within the European Union. It notes that the 42 Anti-Malaria Drugs are:

Alaxin 60mg tablet (dihydroartémisinine)B/8;

Alaxin oral suspension (dihydroartémisinine) FL/80ml;

Amodiaquine 200mg compressed B/1000;

Amodiaquine 200mg compressed B/1000;

Arinate 100mg tablet (artésunate) B/6;

Arinate 50mg tablet (artésunate) B/6;

Arsumax 50mg tablet (artésunate) B/12;

Artemax 60mg tablet (dihydroartémisinine) B/8;

Artémédine 40mg capsule (artemether) B/12;

Artémédine 50mg tablet (artemether) B/12;

Artenam 50mg tablet (artemether) B/14

Artenam 60mg tablet (artemether) B/8;

Artésiane 300mg child powder oral suspension (artemether) FL/38g;

Artésunate 100mg compressed B/120;

Artésunate 50mg tablet B/120;

Artexin 60mg tablet (dihydroartémisinine) B/8;

Camoquin 200mg tablet (amodiaquine) B/9;

Camoquin 200mg tablet (amodiaquine) B/25 blisters;

Camoquin 200mg tablet (amodiaquine) B/55 blisters;

Camoquin 200mg tablet (amodiquine) B/24;

Camoquin 600 mg tablet (amodiaquine) B/3;

Camoquin oral suspension 50mg/ 5ml (amodiaquine) FL/60ml;

Cotecxin oral suspension (dihydroartémisinine) FL/80ml;

Cotecxin 60mg tablet (dihydroartémisinine) B/8;

Daraprim tablet (pyriméthamine) B/30;

and Falcinil 50mg tablet (artésunate) B/12.

Source: ( Linda Ikeji )