Stella Dimoko Senate Raises Alarm Over 42 Anti-Malaria Drugs Banned In Europe Being Consumed In Nigeria


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Friday, July 21, 2017

Senate Raises Alarm Over 42 Anti-Malaria Drugs Banned In Europe Being Consumed In Nigeria

The Nigerian Senate has listed about 42 anti-malaria drugs that have been banned in Europe but are still sold in hospitals and pharmacies in Nigeria.

The lawmakers raised the alarm that all the forty two anti-malaria drugs were still being stockpiled, sold and consumed in the country.

Hence, the Senate has mandated its Committee on Health (Secondary and Tertiary), led by Senator Olarewaju Tejuoso, to urgently carry out a holistic investigation into the matter and report back for further action.

Raising the motion earlier, Senator T.A Orji, Abia Central 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; and Artenam 50mg tablet (artemether) B/14.

“Also on the list are 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.”

Others include: 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.

from dailypost

*How will these tabs be spotted and what if they have changed the names?Alerting the public alone isnt enough oh..


  1. To think some stupid doctors would still prescribed this for people. Nigeria sha

    1. The thing is, only amodiaquin works for my kids. Me I no dey fall sick. Praise God.

  2. Nigeria is always the dumping ground for such, its only God that can save us from things like this

  3. Ewoooo dem want to kill Nigerians finish? Na wa for una ooo. Buhari and Cohort what are you guys doing to stop this?

    1. Babes chill.

      Not that way abeg. Just like Nigerian yams are not allowed in the western countries(America and co), same way some of these drugs.

      And some of them have been in this country before buhari even dreamt of being the president, so chill.

  4. Quiet shocking that the minister of health Prof Isaac Adewole didnt know about this vital information which is needed for every nigerian
    yet he goes about defending buhari that under a good health care system of a functioning country from the public...Our health System is dead

  5. God have mercy on me oo

    Me and malaria, be like 5 and 6

    Well.... I use lonart though

    @Anonymous Orubebe

  6. And prime medical gives amodiaquine n artesunate a lot to kids.

  7. I'm showing this to my pharmacist.

  8. These are drugs that are prescribed at hospitals here in Nigeria, I mean all the drug you mentioned up there.

  9. Oh pls! Its a colonial mentality for Europe to ban these drugs and the Nigerian senate to just approve the ban! Haba!
    Why did I say this?
    1.what are their reasons for the ban.what studies were carried out that make these drugs blacklisted.
    2.we have the burden of malaria,not they cannot tell us not to use something that actually works for us.what alternative drugs will we use?only artemether-lumefanthrin combos??(Lonart,Coartem n co)
    Once again what studies were carried out?
    3.they have greater medical advancement yes, even more reason why they should provide evidence based reasons jor.
    Artesunate is the gold standard for severe malaria,safe in first trimester and all that.
    Bottom 3 points are all about evidence based studies done.
    I rest my case.

    1. Exactly, all those drugs listed above have been used to properly treat malaria. Apart from the above points u mentioned, which are correct, I noticed that all those drugs above are foreign produced drugs making me have this nagging feeling that someone wants to be the sole manufacturer of anti malaria drugs and hence is conniving with senate to eliminate competition and scare the public. Cos the next qst by the public will be "which should we take?" And in comes a Nigerian made drug with the same name and chemical composition to save the day. They have done it before,so I won't be suprised

    2. God bless you P-Flav and Asa Chu. You know this.

    3. It is monotherapy(the use of only one drug for treatment) that is banned. These senators are a full-time disgrace. No research, bringing beer parlour gossip to the hallowed chambers! Also, in their infinite wisdom, what have they recommended for the treatment of malaria? Abi proferring solutions is not part of their work? Very rubbish senate.


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