Don’t Buy, Don’t Drink, NAFDAC Warns Nigerians on Fake Insulin Tea for Diabetes in Circulation
While healthcare workers continue to battle the adverse effect of expired and unverified products that have caused health issues in Kano State, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned that an unregistered and fake ‘insulin tea’ is in circulation in the country.
The tea claims to contain insulin cure for diabetes, even though these have not been verified.
NAFDAC’s director-general, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, issued a press release, a copy of which Nigerian Sketch got on Monday, cautioning Nigerians not to buy or use the tea, and clarifying that the NAFDAC number on the product is fake.
“NAFDAC wishes to notify the public of the circulation of an unregistered and a fake product called insulin tea, claimed to reduce blood sugar level and ‘delete’ sugar in the body.
“Please note that the NAFDAC number shown on the packaging of this product (NAFDAC Reg. No. 01-8662) is fake; the insulin tea poses a danger to the health of the public.
“Members of the public are implored to contact the nearest NAFDAC office with any information concerning the distribution, sale and use of the fake insulin tea,” the director-general said.
He advised consumers who may have taken the tea to report any adverse effects related to the use of regulated products to the nearest NAFDAC office.
The director-general urged Nigerians to report such incidents through the toll-free NAFDAC PRASCOR 20543 from all networks and email@example.com
Adeyeye said that Nigerians could also report via the e-reporting platform available on the NAFDAC website, www.nafdac.gov.ng.
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