Lagos State Government, yesterday, said comprehensive plans are currently being firmed up to generally address prevalence of drug abuse under the mental health policy in the State, revealing that a law to that effect has already been updated. The Federal Government had on Tuesday directed the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) […]
Nigeria bans codeine cough syrup to stop an addiction epidemic. But something worse could take its place.
They drink it in alleyways and markets, at bars and in private homes. They take it straight or mix it with Coca-Cola, making their purchases underground or in pharmacies, with a prescription or without. It’s codeine cough syrup, and Nigerian lawmakers estimate that the residents of just two states in the country’s north consume more