The Federal Ministry of Health says it has recalled 2. 4milion bottles of codeine-based cough syrup.
The Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, said this in Abuja, while receiving the final report of the stakeholders’ committee set up by the ministry to address the worrisome menace of abuse of codeine.
According to a statement by the ministry on Sunday, the move was part of efforts to further demonstrate the Federal Government’s resolve to stem the abuse of codeine and other substances in Nigeria.
The minister recalled that the committee was an offshoot of the press release issued by the ministry on the temporary ban of codeine production and distribution and further directive for NAFDAC to convene a committee of stakeholders to chart the way forward.