By Ridwan Adewuyi, Ibadan
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control have denied approving of herbal medicine for COVID-19 treatment.
This was said by the Director of public Affairs of the agency, Dr Abubakar Jimoh, while addressing journalists in Abuja.
Dr Abubakar made it known that drug could only be approved for use after passing clinical trials.
He said, “there is a procedure for everything, we are talking about human live here, people cannot just put together concoction and expect people to consume it just like that. So far the herbal mixture will be for public consumption and due diligence must be followed”.
In his statement, he made it known that “Science is one, it does not tell lies; even if the son of the NAFDAC Director General brings herbal product and the laboratory has failed it, we cannot go ahead and register it.
He further established that the major problem with the herbal medicine industry is that until now, majority of them are “illiterate”. They do not understand the language of science.
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