42 Anti-Malaria Drugs Banned In EU Still Selling and Consumed In Nigeria

Former Governor of Abia State and now Senator, Theodore Orji raised a motion on the floor of the senate yesterday on banned Anti-Malaria drugs still very much in Nigerian stores, selling and consumed.

42 Anti-Malaria drugs are said to be banned by the European union on the reasons that the drugs are highly dangerous to human system and also is linked to the cause of kidney failure.

In part of Sen. Orji’s submission he said “the European Union banned the sale and consumption of 42 Anti-Malaria drugs in all countries within the EU.”

The European Union further warned that the 42 drugs most not be stockpile and consume within the EU States.

See List of Drugs Below:

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; and
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;
Falcinil 50mg tablet (artésunate) B/12.
Flavoquine oral suspension 50mg/5ml (amodiaquine) FL/90ml;
Flavoquine 200mg tablet (amodiaquine) B/16;
Flavoquine 200mg tablet (amodjaquine) B/240;
Gunate strong tablet (artésunate) B/6 gvs labs;
Tvitter powder oral suspension (artemether) FL/100ml;
Halfan 250mg tablet (halofantrine) B/6;
Halfan 250mg tablet (halofantrine) B/120.
Halfan oral suspension 5mg/5ml (halofantrine) FL/45ml;
Malartin 200mg tablet (artésunate) B/6;
Malartin 50mg tablet (artésunate) B/12;
MMH-Malarex 450mg capsule (peschiara fuchsiaefolia) B/20;
Paludrine 100mg tablet (proguanil) B/56;
Plasmotrim 200mg tablet (artésunate) B/25 blisters/6;
Plasmotrim 200mg tablet (artésunate) B/6;
Plasmotrim 50mg lactab (artésunate) B/12;
Plasmotrim 50 mg lactab (artésunate) B/25 blisters/6.

“Alarmed that all the 42 drugs banned in the EU are still been stockpile and sold and consumed in Nigeria,” Orji.

Sen. Orji added that there is need to urgently look into the issue because “the only difference between us and the Europeans is the colour of our skin, all our organs is same.”

Senator Barau Jibrin from Kano seconded the motion after submission from Senator Theodor Orji.

The Senate President added his voice to the motion, he said, “is the primary responsibility of us here to protect the lives of our citizens, I hope the committee on Health will get to the bottom of it and make necessary recommendation.”

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