In late June 2013,a batch of falsified postinor 2 was discovered in Lagos international airport,Nigeria containing no active pharmaceutical ingredient
Postinor 2 is an emergency contraceptive(0.75mg levonorgestrel), The original product is manufactured by Gedeon Richter and is widely use dWHO pre-qualified medicine
Two large boxes containing 150,000 doses of postinor 2 was discovered at Lagos international airport by the Nigerian agency for food and drug administration and control(NAFDAC). The first box contains thousands of blisters containing 2x tablets of postinor 2 in each,the second box contains the outer boxes and patients information leaflet. WHO were informed on the 3rd of July and subsequently contacted Gedeon Ritcher, samples were sent by WHO to a forensic laboratory for further analysis,were it was established that the tablets contained no active pharmaceutical ingredient(levonorgestrel).
SUSPECT MEDICAL PRODUCT
The details of the falsified batches of postinor 2 recently discovered in Nigeria is as follows
The packaging is in English and bears a falsified stamp of of Nigeria agency for food drug administration and control(NAFDAC)
The batch number is genuinely Gideon Ritcher batch number, but the expiry date and date of manufacture are falsified.
Gedeon Ritcher has informed WHO that the falsified batches of postinor 2 have previously be found in Africa;
GHANA-April 2011 ….batch no………T54365E
KENYA-June 2011……batch no………T99128L
ANGOLA-Nov 2012……batch no………T12104B
Increased vigilance throughout the supply chain is strongly advised for these batches. postinor 2 should only be obtained from trusted,reliable and established legal sources
If you have any questions or further information concerning these batches, E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or text me on 07039510463(TEXT ONLY) for onward transfer to the right quarters.
FALSIFIED BATCHES OF POSTINOR 2 RECENTLY DISCOVERED IN NIGERIA