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BBC’s Sweet, Sweet Codeine: The lingering Aftermath

BBC’s Sweet, Sweet Codeine: The lingering Aftermath

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On the 30th of April 2018, a dwindling conversation in Nigeria was jerked back to life. The BBC investigative documentary on Codeine and its debilitating effect brought to the fore what has been a rising concern hitherto treated with dragging feet by the Nigerian government. Perhaps, it would have been just like any other documentary, highly insightful but not really prickling to the conscience if it had just spotlighted the use of codeine containing cough syrup. Well, good for us that it didn’t stop there but went on to ask salient questions that has galvanised the Federal Ministry of Health and other regulatory bodies into action. In the aftermath of that documentary, a couple of big steps have been taken. These steps include the ban on the importation and use of codeine in the product