List of 42 Banned Anti-Malaria Medicines In All Countries Within The EU (European Union) Released by Nigeria Senate -NAIJ - Healthy People Lifestyle Journal

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Thursday, 20 July 2017

List of 42 Banned Anti-Malaria Medicines In All Countries Within The EU (European Union) Released by Nigeria Senate -NAIJ

The Nigerian Senate noted that some banned malaria drugs in Europe were being stockpiled in Nigeria - They listed 42 drugs that Nigerians need to stop taking - Some of the drugs listed are Arinate 100mg tablet (artésunate) B/6, Camoquin 200mg tablet (amodiaquine) B/55 blisters and others.

The Nigerian Senate has provided a list of 42 banned anti-malaria medicines that are still in circulation in hospitals and pharmacies and are consumed by Nigerians. According to report, the drugs have been banned in Europe but are still in the Nigerian market. The Senate mandated its committee on Health (Secondary and Tertiary), led by Senator Olarewaju Tejuoso, to urgently carry out “a holistic investigation into the matter and report back for further action.”

Senator T.A Orji representing Abia central who raised the motion said: “The Senate notes that recently the European Union banned the sale and consumption of 42 Anti-Malaria Drugs in all countries within the European Union. “It notes that the 42 Anti-Malaria Drugs are: 

1. Alaxin 60mg tablet (dihydroartémisinine) B / 8 
2. Alaxin oral suspension (dihydroartémisinine) FL / 80ml
3. Amodiaquine 200mg compressed B / 1000 
4. Amodiaquine 200mg compressed B / 1000 
5. Arinate 100mg tablet (artésunate) B / 6 
6. Arinate 50 mg tablet (artésunate) B / 6 
7. Arsumax 50 mg tablet (artésunate) B / 12 
8. Artemax 60 mg tablet (dihydroartémisinine) B / 8 
9. Artémédine 40 mg capsule (artemether) B / 12 
10. Artémédine 50 mg tablet (artemether) B / 12 
11. Artenam 50 mg tablet (artemether) B / 14 
12. Artenam 60 mg tablet (artemether) B / 8 
13. Artésiane 300 mg child powder oral suspension (artemether) FL / 38g 
14. Artésunate 100mg compressed B / 120 
15. Artésunate 50 mg tablet B / 120 
16. Artexin 60 mg tablet (dihydroartémisinine) B / 8 
17. Camoquin 200mg tablet (amodiaquine) B / 9 
18. Camoquin 200mg tablet (amodiaquine) B / 25 blisters 
19. Camoquin 200mg tablet (amodiaquine) B / 55 blisters 
20. Camoquin 200mg tablet (amodiquine) B / 24
21. Camoquin 600 mg tablet (amodiaquine) B / 3 
22. Camoquin oral suspension 50mg / 5ml (amodiaquine) FL / 60ml 
23. Cotecxin oral suspension (dihydroartémisinine) FL / 80ml 
24. Cotecxin 60 mg tablet (dihydroartémisinine) B / 8 
25. Daraprim tablet (pyriméthamine) B / 30 
26. Falcinil 50mg tablet (artésunate) B / 12 
27. Flavoquine oral suspension 50mg / 5ml (amodiaquine) FL / 90ml 
28. Flavoquine 200mg tablet (amodiaquine) B / 16 
29. Flavoquine 200mg tablet (amodiaquine) B / 240 
30. Gunate strong tablet (artésunate) B / 6 gvs labs 
31. Tvitter powder oral suspension (artemether) FL / 100ml 
32. Halfan 250mg tablet (halofantrine) B / 6 
33. Halfan 250mg tablet (halofantrine) B / 120 
34. Halfan oral suspension 5mg / 5ml (halofantrine) FL / 45ml 
35. Malartin 200mg tablet (artésunate) B / 6 
36. Malartin 50 mg tablet (artésunate) B / 12 
37. mmh-malarex 450 mg capsule (peschiara fuchsiaefolia) B / 20 
38. Paludrine 100mg tablet (proguanil) B / 56 
39. Plasmotrim 200mg tablet (artésunate) B / 25 blisters / 6 
40. Plasmotrim 200mg tablet (artésunate) B / 6 
41. Plasmotrim 50 mg lactab (artésunate) B / 12 
42. Plasmotrim 50 mg lactab (artésunate) B / 25 blisters / 6 

The Nigerian Senate passed the whistle-blowers protection bill meant to protect persons making disclosures for public interest and others from reprisals. 

NAIJ.com reports that the bill was passed by the upper chamber during plenary on Wednesday, July 19, after it was read for the third time.

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