• Codeine not safe for kids – Study

    Codeine not safe for kids – Study

    Determined to prevent unnecessary death in children, scientists have alerted the public that codeine isn’t safe for kids.

    According to the findings of a study published in the journal ‘Pediatrics,’ a leading United States based pediatrician group has warned that codeine shouldn’t be used to ease pain or relieve coughs in children.

    Codeine has been prescribed for decades to ease pain and relieve coughs, despite mounting evidence that it doesn’t always work and sometimes causes serious or potentially fatal side effects, said […]

  • NDLEA nabs five with 4,580KG of codeine, Tramadol in Kano

    NDLEA nabs five with 4,580KG of codeine, Tramadol in Kano

    A haul of codeine and Tramadol hidden in warehouses in Kano State has been recovered by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, while a Malian and four Nigerians were arrested in connection with the psychotropic drugs.

    The two drugs remain the most commonly abused narcotics by youths in the northern part of the country, the NDLEA had revealed.

    The agency’s spokesperson, Mr. Mitchell Ofoyeju, said on Friday that 2,592kgs of codeine and 1,988kgs of Tramadol were recovered from five secret warehouses located […]

  • Youths who take codeine may be unable to reproduce, says NDLEA

    Youths who take codeine may be unable to reproduce, says NDLEA

    Superintendent of Narcotics, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Lagos State Command, Musa Aliyu, has lamented the high level of drug abuse and how it affects the youths negatively.

    He made this observation at a drug walk organized by the Adorable Foundation International (AFI) last weekend to mark the United Nations World Drug day.

    In company with his deputy, Usman Mohammed, he said that the agency was proud to partner with AFI in the war against drug abuse.

    Musa advised parents to look […]