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“I Almost Died Of Codeine Addiction” – Rapper Bow Wow

International rapper, Bow Wow, has an advice for youths still doing drugs as he recounted how he almost died of codeine addiction. According to the American rapper, his sad story with codeine began after he worked on the ‘Face Off’ album with Omarion. Bow Wow wrote; “To the youth- Stop with these dumb ass drugs. […]
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NAFDAC reopens Emzor, two others, stops production of codeine syrup

NAFDAC reopens Emzor, two others, stops production of codeine syrup

National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control on Saturday lifted the shutdown order on three companies who were closed on May 7. The pharmaceutical firms were closed as the agency investigated the alleged unethical distribution of codeine cough syrups. Consequently, the affected companies can continue normal production schedule. The companies include the Emzor […] …

Codeine syrup: NAFDAC lifts shutdown on Emzor, two others

Codeine syrup: NAFDAC lifts shutdown on Emzor, two others

NAFDAC on Saturday lifted the shutdown order on three companies who were closed on May 7,  for production of codeine cough syrups have been lifted and the normal company operations could resume. The companies include the Emzor Pharmaceuticals Ind. Ltd, Lagos, Peace Standard Pharmaceutical Limited and Bioraj Pharmaceutical Limited in Ilorin, Kwara. According to a […] …

Codeine abuse: NAFDAC seals Emzor, other pharmaceuticals

NAFDAC seals EMZOR, other pharmaceuticals over codeine ban By Vivian IhechuNAFDAC has shut down the Peace Standard Pharmaceutical ltd., BIORAJ Pharmaceutical  ltd. both  in Ilorin, Kwara,  and the Emzor Pharmaceuticals Ind. Lagos as it probed the codeine-based syrup epidemic. Codeine-based syrup is used in treatment of cough, but when abused could lead

Codeine abuse: Catastrophe looms in Nigeria, says Saraki

Codeine abuse: Catastrophe looms in Nigeria, says Saraki

Leke Baiyewu, Abuja President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has warned that the rising spate of drug abuse in Nigeria will become catastrophic if left unchecked. Saraki said a British Broadcasting Corporation Africa’s ‘Africa Eye’ documentary, titled ‘Sweet Sweet Codeine,’ which detailed the prevalence of drug and substance abuse in Nigeria, was another eye-opener. “Nigerians […] …

FG bans codeine importation, production 

FG bans codeine importation, production 

Eniola Akinkuotu,  Abuja The Federal Ministry of Health has directed the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control to ban with immediate effect further issuance of permits for the importation of codeine as active pharmaceutical ingredient for cough preparations. The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole said this in a statement on Tuesday. […] …

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