- Emzor has said it will support the federal government’s efforts to treat and rehabilitate drug addicts
- The pharmaceutical company noted that there is room for much support and improvement in the treatment and rehabilitation of persons affected by addiction
- The company said it had earned the public’s trust through unrelenting hard work and commitment to the highest standards and best practices
The management of Emzor Pharmaceutical Company has stated its readiness to support the federal government in the treatment and rehabilitation of persons affected by drug addiction, Premium Times reports.
The development was made public by the company’s group managing director, Stella Okoli, during a press conference on Sunday, May 13, in Lagos.
NAIJ.com gathers that the company also expressed delight at the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration Control’s decision to reopen its previously shut production line.
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Emzor said it “will seek to make relevant and impactful contributions to the multi-agency discussions on the way forward that are sure to follow in the days and months ahead.”
It added: “From the limited depiction of rehabilitation efforts represented in the BBC programme, there is room for much support and improvement in the treatment and rehabilitation of persons affected by addiction.
“We also commend the Federal Ministry of Health for their prompt response as all Nigerians called for action towards controlling the situation.
“NAFDAC, after their inspections are satisfied that our manufacturing processes conform to all laid down procedure and we are a fully compliant company. Our company has been consistently compliant and we have valid Good Manufacturing Practice certifications.
“This trust we have earned, through unrelenting hard work and commitment to the highest standards and best practices in pharmaceutical manufacturing. The events of these past two weeks have only served to further strengthen that commitment."
NAIJ.com previously reported that the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control on Saturday, May 12, lifted the shutdown order on three companies which were closed on Monday, May 7, for production of codeine cough syrups, adding that normal company operations could resume.
According to a statement from the agency, the director-general, NAFDAC, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, gave the directive following meetings held with the companies and its directorates of Investigation and Enforcement (I&E), Drug Evaluation Research (DER) and Narcotics and Controlled Substances (NCS).
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