FG seeks COVID-19 patients for herbal drug trials

Written by on May 9, 2020

The Federal Government says there are pharmaceutical processes and standards that must be observed before endorsing any proposed herbal or homegrown drug for use by coronavirus patients in the country.

The Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora, made this known yesterday during a briefing by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja.

He stated that the health ministry would soon meet with scientists, researchers, and traditional medicine specialists in the country who have registered that they have one drug or the other for the treatment of the lethal virus.

Mamora also noted that the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control would test such drugs to ascertain whether they are fit for human consumption or not, adding that the drugs would undergo clinical trials that require a few COVID-19 patients to willingly accept to use them.

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