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Only 25% of Medicines Used in Nigeria are Manufactured Locally — Pharmacists

Only 25% of Medicines Used in Nigeria are Manufactured Locally — Pharmacists

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Nigerian industrial Pharmacists weekend, decried absence of medicine security in the country, saying “only 25 percent of the total medicines used in the country are indigenously manufactured despite government policy that 70 per cent of medicines should be manufactured in the country.   Announcing its forthcoming 21st Annual National Conference billed to hold in Kwara, 17th April through 20th April, 2018, the industrial pharmacists under the auspices of Association of Industrial Pharmacists of Nigeria, NAIP, urged government to enact policies that would guarantee medicines security. Speaking, the National chairman, Pharm. Ignatius Anukwu who described the environment in which they practice as ‘strangulating’ said water was the only local content that goes into medicines produced in Nig