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NAFDAC Warns Against Chloroquine for Treatment of COVID-19

Many people are buying Chloroquine from pharmacies to treat themselves for COVID-19. The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration (NAFDAC) has frowned on this, warning Nigerians against taking Chloroquine to treat COVID-19 as it is yet to be approved for that use.

In a press conference last week, the Director-General of NAFDAC mentioned that it is yet to approve Chloroquine for treatment of COVID-19 because there is no proof it works and it may cause dangerous side effects in some people. Studies are ongoing.

The Director-General emphasized that the agency is the regulatory body that approves, directs, and supervises all processes involved in drug development, and all studies conducted to test a new drug or therapeutic intervention in Nigeria pass through the administration.

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