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Health Thought Leadership Series

Tackling Nigeria’s codeine crisis is a marathon, not a sprint

“…drug abuse is with us. It’s happening closer to us than we can imagine. It’s wrecking our youths, our future, our pride. All hands must be on deck towards solving this problem.” – Pharm. Chijioke Onyia One of the most talked about issues in the Nigerian health sector today, is the codeine crisis in Nigeria, […]

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Health Torchlight Series

A ray of hope: Fighting codeine and tramadol abuse in Kano state

“I would take two bottles of codeine in the morning and after like an hour follow up with 200mg of tramadol. At night I would take a bottle of codeine again. The feeling was… indescribable.” Bello Yunusa Adali said he started taking tramadol and codeine in 1997. He was an okada rider and other drug […]