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close this bookNational Drug Policy - Nigeria (FMOH, WHO; 2005; 32 pages)
View the documentFOREWORD
View the documentACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
View the documentACRONYMS
View the document1.0 INTRODUCTION
View the document2.0 DEFINITION
View the document3.0 GOALS OF THE NATIONAL DRUG POLICY
View the document4.0 OBJECTIVES OF THE NATIONAL DRUG POICY
View the document5.0. TARGETS OF THE NATIONAL DRUG POLICY
close this folder6.0 STRATEGIES FOR IMPLEMENTING THE NATIONAL DRUG POLICY
View the document6.1 SELECTION OF DRUGS
View the document6.2 PROCUREMENT OF DRUGS
View the document6.3 DRUG REVOLVING FUND SCHEME
View the document6.4 PRICING POLICY
View the document6.5 DRUG STORAGE
View the document6.6 DRUG DISTRIBUTION
Open this folder and view contents6.7 RATIONAL DRUG USE
View the document6.8 DONATED DRUGS
View the document6.9 LOCAL DRUG PRODUCTION
View the document6.10 LEGISLATION
View the document6.11 INSPECTION OF DRUGS
View the document6.12 IMPORTATION AND EXPORTATION OF DRUGS
View the document6.13 REGISTRATION OF DRUGS
View the document6.14 PATENTS
View the document6.15 QUALITY ASSURANCE
Open this folder and view contents6.16 REGULATIONS FOR PRESCRIBING AND DISPENSING DRUGS
View the document6.17 PHARMACOVIGILANCE
View the document6.18 DRUG INFORMATION AND PROMOTION
View the document6.19 DRUG FINANCING AND AFFORDABILITY
Open this folder and view contents6.20 RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
View the document6.21 HERBAL AND OTHER TRADITIONAL REMEDIES
View the document6.22 HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT
View the document6.23 CONTROL OF VETERINARY DRUGS
View the document6.24 INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
View the document6.25 MONITORING AND EVALUATION
 

6.12 IMPORTATION AND EXPORTATION OF DRUGS

A substantial proportion of drugs consumed in Nigeria is imported, while the export of drugs from the country is insignificant. Ideally, there should be a balance between importation and exportation of drugs. The National Drug Policy shall seek to promote self-reliance in national drug consumption, as well as, the contribution of the local pharmaceutical industry to the national economy through exportation. The overall objective shall be to ensure that the import and export activities in regard to drugs are effectively regulated so that all products, whether imported or exported, meet the required standards of quality, safety and efficacy. Therefore, the following measures shall be implemented:

i. Drug imports and exports shall be restricted to designated ports which shall be equipped with adequate storage facilities and on-the-spot test facilities to ensure quality;

ii. Personnel of regulatory authorities shall be regularly trained to effectively carry out inspectorate activities;

iii. Inter-sectoral collaboration between the drug regulatory authorities and other government agencies at the ports such as the Customs, Police, NDLEA, etc., shall be encouraged;

iv. Pharmaceutical manufacturers shall be encouraged to maximise the use of their installed production capacity for export purposes; and

v. A strong advocacy machinery shall be established to promote the export of drugs manufactured in Nigeria.

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