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NAFDAC Bans Malco Vitamin B Complex Injection In Nigeria

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NAFDAC Bans Malco Vitamin B Complex Injection In Nigeria
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has banned the importation, sale and distribution of Malco Vitamin B Complex injection in Nigeria due to contamination.

The drug is produced by Shreechem Pharmaceuticals PVT Ltd, India.

The Director-General of the agency, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, announced the ban in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday.
Adeyeye said laboratory analysis by WHO indicates that the product is unfit for human consumption.

She said that the use of the product could cause a serious health hazard, urging healthcare providers and members of the public to stop the administration and use of the affected product to avoid negative health complications.

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The director-general therefore directed all importers, wholesalers and retailers to immediately stop the importation, distribution and sale of Malco vitamin B complex injection.
She urged anyone in possession of the affected product to submit it to the nearest NAFDAC office.

Adeyeye also advised consumers to report any adverse events related to the use of the product to the nearest NAFDAC office or NAFDAC PRASCOR 20543 toll-free.

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“NAFDAC has been informed that the Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority (ZARMA) has directed International Drug Company (IDC) Limited, Lusaka, Zambia, to recall all batches of Malco vitamin B complex injection manufactured by Shreechem Pharmaceuticals PVT Limited, India.
“The recall is a precautionary measure due to observed particulate materials possibly microbial growth in the bottles of the product.
“Preliminary observation from World Health Organisation (WHO) facilitated laboratory analysis indicates that the sample is unfit for human consumption.

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“The body needs Vitamin B complex for various functions such as supporting cellular metabolism, maintaining healthy nerve cells and proper neurological function; aiding the bone marrow to produce healthy red blood cells and helps to control blood levels of homocysteine,’’ the statement read in part.

The director-general also noted that although Malco vitamin B complex injection was registered with NAFDAC, its marketing authorisation license expired in 2016.

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The Court of Appeal sitting in Sokoto State, led by Justice Tom Yakubu, has set aside the judgement of a Zamfara High Court on the All Progressives Congress primary election that produced the party’s candidates for the governorship, National and State Assembly elections.

The appellant, Aminu Jaji, a governorship aspirant and serving lawmaker representing Kauran Namoda/ Birnin Magaji Federal Constituency approached the appeal court to set aside the judgement of a High Court in Zamfara that recognized the primary elections held by APC in the state and declared that INEC accept the party’s candidates for the elections.

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Acting CJN Swears In 13 New Election Petition Tribunal Members

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Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Ibrahim Mohammed, has sworn in the remaining 13 members of the 2019 Election Petitions Tribunal.

Mohammed admonished the new members to be of good character and endeavour to live above board.

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He also reminded them of the sacred nature of the oath they had taken, stressing it had become a bond between them and their creator.

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The judicial boss informed the new Tribunal members that they were thoroughly examined and later fished out from the numerous judges in the country who were equally eminently qualified for this task.

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