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ACPN Lagos Lashes FG on Ban of Codeine

ACPN Lagos Lashes FG on Ban of Codeine

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The Association of Community Pharmacists, Lagos State Chapter has criticised the Federal government on its decision to ban Codeine Containing Cough Syrup. The chairman ACPN Lagos; Pharm Obideyi Olabanji made this known during a press conference at the state secretariat. According to him, “the decision to ban codeine containing syrup - taken by the Federal government as a way to curtail abuse of these drugs is certainly not right.” He went on to add that, it is tantamount to cutting branches of a tree while hoping to eliminate the tree. He stressed that the ban will not achieve much as it will only result in pushing up the acquisition cost of these products since the old available stock will be secretly sold by charlatans. He also stated that the outright ban of these products have denied