2005 Nigeria National Drug Policy

The policy was formulated with laudable goals and objectives intended to address the unsatisfactory situation at that time. Its adoption was seen as a positive development by observers. After over a decade of its adoption and implementation, some modest progress has been recorded. These include the publication of an Essential Drugs List (EDL), and a National Drug Formulary (NDF), the establishment of a statutory agency with responsibility for drug administration and control, and the introduction of drug registration procedures.