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Little boy suffers critical skin reaction after taking fake anti-malaria drug

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A man has cried out on social media after one of his associate’s son suffered reactions on his skin after taking fake anti-malaria drug.

The drug was reportedly purchased off the counter from a nearby pharmacy store, but it was quite unfortunate it was a fake anti-malaria drug.

Little boy suffers critical skin reaction after taking fake anti-malaria drug lailasnews 4
Little boy suffers critical skin reaction after taking fake anti-malaria drug


The man however threatened to take strict actions against the maker of the drug as well as the pharmaceutical shop involved:

This how sad and mad I am this morning! I have to post this now! The innocent boy going through this affliction happens to be the son of one of the most dependable guys working with me. He’s a very smart boy and I’m fond of him. Now he had malaria fever (only) and his parents went to a nearby pharmacy to buy anti malaria drugs which they gave him and unknown to them, it was a fake anti malaria drug.

Instantly, the boy reacts after taking the drugs and the picture your seeing is the outcome. I couldn’t sleep last night! He’s been admitted at the federal medical hospital Abuja as we speak and struggling to survive.

I’m supporting them in every way I can to make sure the boy survives. My point is that the challenge in this country is beyond governance. Greed is at the root of it all! And it beats me hollow how our values have been deeply degraded.

All we care about is making money at all cost and expense. I’m on my way back to the hospital with so much fury typing this message.

This time I’ll ensure the pharmacy shop is sealed and the operators brought to book. But then, that’s not the solution. It’s a temporary measure because the fake drugs cartel won’t lose sleep cos one vendor is shutdown.

It’s either GREED gives way or Nigeria gives way! The choice is ours!!

200 Comments

  1. Lord please heal this innocent boy. Why are people so wicked. Want to make their bank account fat at the expense of other people’s life. It is well with you boy.

  2. There are location or locations all around NIGERIA that some individuals manufacture fake drugs. Nafdac should be on rampage.

  3. Stop taking off the canter drugs to avoid all these complications thank God the boy is alive they arrest the pharmaceutical company to avert future occurrence

  4. Nigerians Need to be very careful…with what they get from pharmacy…don’t just pay a drugs without checking some necessary details to prove if it fake or original..God serve the innocent child.

  5. We always be warned to deviate from drug intake without doctor prescription, it dangerous to us, May God deliver the little boy from sick bed

  6. This is really bad how can a pharmacy shop be selling this kind of malaria drug to someone knowing fully well that the drug is fake

  7. God help is what we all need,people are so selfish to the point that they don’t care about others just make money is their only concern

  8. We need to be careful with all the drugs we but at chemist and pharmacy. Most of them don’t have CAC Num

  9. Hmmmm,,this little boy is really passing through pain,,God in ur infinite mercy perfect ur healing on him,,,pls !pls!!pls!!! Parent should know how they keep some thing that is not good for body to avoid putting their children into hurt.

  10. Just imagine the pain the innocent child is going through because of someone’s inadequacies & greed
    I pray the boy recovers quickly.

  11. Everyday they talk about fake drugs . Fake drugs are spoiling the economy . I think the government and the nafdac needs to come together and make public awareness for such a drug

  12. Chai for dis little boy, its irritating, pls let’s leave greediness nd stop endangering the life of our follow being, to our chemist do away with expired drugs to save some life, its unfair

  13. Nigerians Need to be very careful…with what they get from pharmacy…don’t just pay a drugs without checking some necessary details to prove if it fake or original..God serve the innocent child.

  14. I feel sorry for the boy, people should be careful about the type of pharmacist shops they jump into to buy drugs because some of them are selling fake drugs and operating illegally

  15. I swear the problem we are suffering is more than bad governance but greed, see young boys now specialize in money rituals and all. The pharmacy and the drug producers are to be brought to book, I wish the little chap a speedy recovery.

  16. That’s is not drug, it’s poison, those drugs must be traced to the root and all the offenders must be punished, i pray quick recovery for the little boy in Jesus name Amen

  17. I pray for divine health and healing upon him . Please parents stop buying drugs on your own instead take them to the hospital , at least you will know who to hold responsible when such thing happens

  18. That’s too bad. The company that produced this drug must pay damages and closed down. Our people are too greedy nobody cares about the outcome all we care for is how much money we will make. I pray for the quick recovery of the child. Corruption everywhere.

  19. I fill bad for the condition of this boy. But this is what Nigeria should really be looking out for but instead they are playing polite

  20. Why will they take everything? Especially drugs that is supose to heal people….this is not good at all…healing shall be your portion IJN…by his stripe you are healed.

  21. Everybody want to make money in the quest of producing goods of low standard that is harmful to the body,,I pray for quick healing and recovery for the little boy,as for the pharmaceutical shop, investigation should be carried out to know the company that produce the drug and take the due process

  22. Imaging what that little boy is passing through just because he make use of fake anti malaria drug. Why all this bad things happening in Nigeria

  23. The heart of man is desperately wicked, all for money and look at what has happened to this innocent child

  24. All drugs should be taking with prescription from a licenced doctor and should be bought from a licenced phermacy…..sorry to the little boy

  25. God have mercy, why are people so wicked if you can’t produce original why produce at all, just look at this innocent child

  26. the persons producing this fake drugs so be apprehended and be jailed look at what this little boy is suffering now because of their fake drugs

  27. Allrapraying right now Is for the survival of this little boy becs if we start to talk about what is happening in this country Nigeria, hmmm we will not finish it today. Only God will help us in this country

  28. May God heal him, it’s a pity this is the Nigeria we find ourselves despite NAFDAC ‘s persistence . And also lets always check the authenticity of the drugs we buy by using the code attach to them, to know if they are genuine or not

  29. I don’t think nafdac is still working else this is a bad name to the nation at large.
    It is good to take necessary action before another person falls victim.

  30. The manufacturers of these fake drugs should be found, charged to court and shut down. It’s a pity that the victim in this case is a little boy. Let us all pray for his complete recovery.

  31. I pray this little boy survive from this and this should be a lesson to us before buying any drugs make sure u read when it was manufactured, the company that produce it.

  32. Most of the drugs they are importing into the country are fake,and a lot of people have lost their lives because of this,we should always buy our drugs from a good and registered pharmacy

  33. May God help us in this country, even our health is at risk because we will be afraid of taking drugs when sick in other not to cause more complication.

  34. My goodness can you imagin!!! That’s we its advisable to buy drugs in the pharmacy or hospital pharamacy instead of these chemist wish this boy a speedy recovery

  35. It’s only God that can help us in this country of ours. Cos money making is of much importance to us than life.

  36. due to tomuch corruption in our country…we cant even know which is good or bad…am sorry for the little boy..may God heal him…and please the EFCC should look into matter properly…

  37. This is pure wicked and playing with human life. May God save this innocent boy of what he doesn’t know of

  38. The pharmaceutical company must be sued for producing fake drugs out of greed instead of helping people it was the opposite.

  39. That is Steven Johnson’s syndrome. Not necessarily a fake drug.the boy reacted to the sulphonamides group of drugs..he is to avoid every drug of such class cause this was a case of sensitization on first intake..taking any such class of drug subsequently can lead to death

  40. We have NAFDAC still we are experiencing such a thing what if there is no law enforcement that means everybody will from fake drugs.

  41. There are location or locations all around NIGERIA that some individuals manufacture fake drugs. Nafdac should be on rampage

  42. NAFDAC were are you guys, please more strict measures should be applied to curb the infiltration of fake drugs. Hope NAFDAC has seen this post, please everyone involved should be arrested.

  43. People are really heart less and greedy. How do they even sleep at night knowing that the poison they produced is in circulation.

  44. Nigeria with fake things.All in name of making money they dont care what happen to the person.Greed has swallow them up.God heal you my dear little boy .

  45. Lord please heal this innocent boy. Why are people so wicked. Want to make their bank account fat at the expense of other people’s life.May god grant you quick recovery.

  46. I pray you get well soon.Though NDLEA are trying their possible best in curbing these immoral acts but their efforts are not enough.

  47. I wonder why some phamercy will keep selling fake drugs to people that’s very
    They are really playing with humans life which is very wrong

  48. Jesus!! May God always direct us where we will get real and good medicines in this country. Quick recovery I pray for you boy. Amen.

  49. All we care about is making money at all cost and expense regardless of lives at stake, such cruelty everywhere. He should take legal actions against the pharmaceutical shop. I pray raid recovery for the boy.

  50. This why it is always the best to go and visit a qualified medical doctor for prescription before you buy drugs for your children, no matter what kind of illness it is.

  51. How can companies make fake drugs and expect people to buy them there by endangering their lives what will they gain

  52. Fake products everywhere! People are so greedy now to the extent that they can do anything so far it will give them money. The pharmacist should be arrested and be made to produce who sold the drugs to him. I wish the little boy quick recovery.

  53. The challenges in this country is indeed beyond Governance, look that poor boy’s body…the pharmacy in question didn’t they check their drugs properly to know if the one they purchasing is fake. I thought they normal examine drugs before buying them, this is sad

  54. Has NAFDAC gone to sleep. Please they should wake up because most of what we buy as drugs now is poison. May God save the poor boys life

  55. A wake up call for the authorities. Measures should be upped to ensure that substandard drugs are eradicated from our markets

  56. so sorry for the little boy really her has suffered but please next time do take medicine as fast before confirming it’s expiry date.

  57. Chaii, just look at the body of this innocent boy, the company that produce the drugs supposed to be closed down because they will go ahead and continue to spread this affliction on others.

  58. Stop this usage of these drugs sold in the counter to avoid all these complications. Thank God the boy is alive and they arrested the pharmaceutical company to avert future occurrence. We should stop helping them to make profits.

  59. This is pure wickedness in high places. O hope they will not use these fake drugs to finish or kill people in this country? The manufacturer of the drug and the pharmacist should be arrested and the pharmacy should be sealed up.

  60. So sad about this, quick recovery to the little boy, they all need to be sanctioned including the maker, why all this in Nigeria, fake drugs to health, this is serious, may God help, danger everywhere

  61. poor boy, all this fake companies should be closed down once and for all. Thank God this was detected on time

  62. May God Take control, Parent should know how they keep some thing that is not good for body to avoid putting their children into hurt.

  63. Do we still fake drugs in this country of ours? How sure are u that the drugs are faked. Some people have allergic to some drugs may be that’s what he’s suffering from.

  64. True true. Money is d root of all evil….may God heal dis boy. ..truly d shop shuld b closed together with d place d pharmacist got d drugs

  65. There are lots of fake anti malaria drugs out there. One should just be careful. Only use trusted brands of anti malaria.

  66. Greed have eaten us up, greed is now the order of the day. Every one wanna make money at all cost. The parent of that boy should fight till they get justice as he said. I pray for quick recovery to this little boy. Amen

  67. This evil is what 2face preached about in his track ‘mankind unkind to mankind’
    Why create death and sell?
    Your nemeses is near
    Quick recovery child

  68. I can see we are the problem of this country… Greed will not let us be selling of fake drugs… May God heal this innocent young boy… Indeed the world is wicked all because of money

  69. See what wrong drugs is causing to countless human health…..if not God many people wouldn’t be alive.

  70. What’s this? Fake malaria drugs the government should look into fake drugs stuff. I wish him quick recovery

  71. This is really bad, those people selling the drugs must be jailed, I pray for quick recovery for the little boy

  72. This is Nigeria where fake drugs is the order of the day. All the care about is money and not the human health they are endangering. God should please save us from them all

  73. Lord please heal this innocent boy. Why are people so wicked. Want to make their bank account fat at the expense of other people’s life. It is well with you boy.

  74. What happened to NAFDAC ?
    Hope the chemist/pharmacist/pharmacy owner have been shot down and arrested

  75. Greedy Citizens contributed to this. They want cheaper drugs and they don’t care about the people. Where is NAFDAC ? Dora is no more and NAFDAC is no more. We have no maintenance culture here.

  76. There are many selfish people in this country, all they about is themselves,producing fake products that are harmful.

  77. This is so bad, the pharmacy didn’t even look at the expiring date of their drugs before storing it in their shop. Those pharmacy should also find a solution to that boy’s predicament

  78. This is so sad!!! I can feel the pains this little chap is passing through, please they should look for means to dilute the drug. I think the drug is expired or maybe he took overdose. I wish him quick recovery.

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