The National Agency for the Administration and Control of Food and Medicines (NAFDAC) has alerted Nigerians to an unregistered and counterfeit “insulin tea” used to cure circulatory diabetes.
NAFDAC also warned Nigerians against buying or taking tea.
The advice was contained in a statement signed by the Agency’s Director General Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye and made available to the Nigeria News Agency (NAN) in Abuja on Sunday.
“NAFDAC wants to inform the public about the distribution of an unregistered and counterfeit product called insulin tea, which supposedly lowers blood sugar levels and” clears “the sugar in the body.
“Please note that the NAFDAC number on the packaging of this product (Nafdac Reg. No. 01-8662) is forged. The insulinee poses a public health hazard.
“The public is encouraged to contact the nearest NAFDAC office for information on the distribution, sale and use of the counterfeit insulin,” said the general manager.
Adeyeye also advised consumers to report adverse effects related to the use of regulated products to the nearest NAFDAC office.
The General Director asked Nigerians to report such incidents via the toll-free NAFDAC PRASCOR 20543 from all networks and at email@example.com
Adeyeye said Nigerians could also report using the e-reporting platform available on the NAFDAC website.