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—Following the alarming rates of drug abuse in some parts of the country, the House of Representatives at plenary yesterday, asked the National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control, NAFDAC, to immediately place a ban on the dispensing and sales of codeine across the counter nationwide. House of Representatives The House also told the agency to ensure that the drug was sold on prescription. The resolution followed the consideration and adoption of a motion under matters of urgent public importance sponsored by Abdulsamad Dasuki, (APC, Sokoto). While moving the motion, Dasuki urged NAFDAC and other health providers to design a central database where prescription data could be logged in to help detect addicts and over prescription.
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