A pharmacist in Awka, Anambra state capital, Mrs. Oby Nduka-Onuko says supplements are not treatment drugs.
Mrs. Nduka-Onuko who regretted that people are dying in droves because most people are now using supplements in the place of treatment drugs wondered why much has not been done to inform people about the recent development, which she noted is causing avoidable deaths.
The pharmacist who re-echoed that supplements only help to boost immune system and enhance general well-being, urged government at all levels to set up taskforce teams that will arrest and prosecute those deceiving people that supplements can cure disease.
The health practitioner advised people who are hypertensive, diabetic, or those who contracted HIV, hepatitis, or people with kidney and prostate issues, to stick to their treatment drugs, as supplements are not drugs but only help drugs to work efficiently.
She appealed to medical practitioners to help in enlightening the populace about the current ugly menace in the society which is causing regrettable deaths every day in Nigeria.