As a pharmacist,most times I get rally worried about the abysmal performance of our so called regulatory bodies. I am really worried about the way the leaflets inside the drug packets are prepared for the Nigerian market,it is even more disheartening that no one seems to notice. A Closer look at the “Nigerian” drug leaflets,you will notice the following:
1. They contain scanty information
2. The fonts are too tiny for an “average” eyes.
3. information in the “scanty” leaflet is in itself scanty.
Take a look at these two leaflets and judge for yourself
If you take a closer look at the first picture below,you will notice the bulkiness of the one on the left (meant for UK market) compared to the on the right for Nigerian Market.
It also important that I state here,that the leaflet that is meant for Nigerian market is in two languages,the front is in Enlish while the back is in French,that means all the information available in only on the front page,
When both papers where unfolded..judge for yourself.
Every issue and blame concerning drugs comes to the door step of the pharmacist,perhaps that is why I feel bad,and you should too. This is not the only atrocity these pharmaceutical companies commit,recall we wrote on unpharmaceutical syrup covers
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