She reiterated that tramadol is restricted in the country but Nigerians have continued to abuse it. She noted that the drug destroys children’s brain, thereby threatening the future generation of the nation. She also commended the efforts of the present administration in placing a ban on codeine, which, like tramadol, should be given only by prescription as done in advanced countries.
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has announced that it has seized no fewer than 35 containers of tramadol at various ports in the country. Professor Moji Adeyeye, Director-General of the drugs and food agency, disclosed this while speaking with NAN in Abuja on Sunday.