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No approved herbal drug yet for COVID-19 – NAFDAC

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has said it had neither registered nor approved Pax herbal remedy for the treatment of COVID-19.

Pax Herbal Clinic and Research Laboratories had in a recent advertorial claimed that it had developed a new drug called PAX CVD PLUS for the treatment of COVID-19, and was working with NAFDAC to speed up approval for the use of the drugs.

The advertorial had also claimed that the Director-General of NAFDAC had appointed experts to work with PAXHERBAL on the project.

However, Director General of NAFDAC, Prof Mojisola Christianah Adeyeye, in a statement said PAX CVD PLUS had neither been registered nor listed for treatment of COVD-19, and had equally not registered or listed any other remedy for COVID-19.

NAFDAC in the statement said Pax Herbal Clinic and Research Laboratories only wrote a letter informing the agency about their development of an antiviral plant based drug with potential to treat COVID-19 and an invitation to join their research team.

The statement said the agency politely declined since as a regulator of clinical trials, participation would be a conflict of interest.

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