Emzor Pharmaceuticals has applauded the federal government and other agencies in charge of drugs regulation and control for responding on time to the issue of codeine abuse trending in the country.
The General Managing Director of Emzor Pharmaceuticals, Dr. Stella Okoli gave the applause at a press briefing in Lagos.
She said as a parent, she has a great concern for the children and youth, especially regarding drug abuse.
She said “As a parent and especially a Mother, I am deeply saddened by the problem of drug abuse and its damaging effect on our children and youths. Even more painful is the fact that a genuine therapeutic product, made for the relief of a specific illness, has been turned into a substance of abuse.
“We commend the Federal Government and the relevant agencies and NAFDAC for their prompt response to what is a serious matter of deep concern to all Nigerians. We also commend the Federal Ministry of Health for their prompt response as all Nigerians called for action towards controlling the situation.”
She revealed that NAFDAC has expressed satisfaction after inspecting Emzor manufacturing processes as the company has Good Manufacturing Practice certifications and the company is always striving to conform to laid down procedures.
She said Emzor is ready to make relevant contributions to secure a way forward especially in rehabilitating persons affected by drug addiction.
“As an organization, we will continue to contribute to this vital aspect of managing the problem and securing the National treasure that is our youth. We are pleased that the Federal Government plans to solicit the involvement of organizations with positive impact on youth culture such as the Nigerian Football Federation.
“We would like to thank all our customers and stakeholders for their patience, support, and understanding, during this period. We also want to reassure all Nigerians who depend on our quality products for their everyday wellness that the trusted quality in all Emzor products will always be safeguarded while you can always depend on these products for your unlimited wellness,” she concluded.