NAFDAC Shuts Down Emzor, 2 Other Companies Implicated In Codeine Syrup Crisis
Three companies namely Emzor Pharmaceuticals Ind. Ltd., Peace Standard Pharmaceutical Limited and Bioraj Pharmaceutical Limited, have all been shut down by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration & Control for their involvement in the codeine syrup crisis.
This was revealed in a statement issued on Monday by Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, the Director-General of the Agency.
According to the statement, the decision to shut down the companies was taken following findings from investigations and inspections carried out at the affected companies.
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The statement by NAFDAC Director-General reads thus;“Due to insufficient evidence gathered and apparent resistance to provide needed documents during our inspection on May 2, 2018, at the respective companies in Ilorin and Lagos, respectively, it has become necessary to shut down all the product lines of the three companies – Peace Standard Pharmaceutical Limited, plots 3 & 8, Adewole Industrial Estate, Lubcon Avenue, Ilorin, Kwara State; Bioraj Pharmaceutical Limited, 405 Kaima Road, Ilorin, Kwara State and Emzor Pharmaceuticals Ind. Ltd., Ajao Estate, Lagos.
This is to allow for a full and comprehensive investigation. The three companies, therefore, remain closed.
“The reopening of the manufacturing companies will depend on the level of cooperation that is shown during the comprehensive investigation”, the agency stated.