Nigeria’s NAFDAC Approves Chinese Herbal and Nutraceutical Capsules

Yiling Pharmaceutical, a company that develops, manufactures, and sells Chinese patent medicine, announced it has received the medicine approval document for Lianhua Qingwen Capsules from the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Nigeria. The Product Category is Herbal and Nutraceuticals.

Lianhua Qingwen is one of Yiling’s leading products. As a drug included in China’s national essential medicines list and the catalog of medicines covered by China’s national medical insurance system, Lianhua Qingwen has been selected for the Diagnosis and Treatment Protocols for COVID-19 Patients (4th-9th Editions) issued by China’s National Health Commission, and widely used in the designated hospitals for Covid-19 patients.

As of now, Lianhua Qingwen has been granted market access in nearly 30 countries and regions. It has been approved COVID-19 indications in Kuwait; in July 2021, it has been adopted as a treatment in the COVID-19 patients’ self-care protocol at home by the Cambodian Ministry of Health.

As the largest economic entity (GDP of $432.3 billion in 2020) and most populous country (206 million people) in Africa, Nigeria is the headquarters of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and becomes the 8th African country that has approved Lianhua Qingwen.     

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