ATTITUDE OF THE WORKERS IN ANAMBRA CENTRAL SENATORIAL ZONE TOWARDS FAKE PRODUCTS (NAFDAC REGULATED PRODUCTS)

AUTHOR: IWEAMA, CYLIA NKECHI 

DEPARTMENT:  HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION

AFFILIATION: NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY, AWKA

The study was on the attitude of the workers in Anambra Central Senatorial Zone (ACSZ) towards fake products. It examined the attitude of ACSZ workers towards the information created by NAFDAC, the attitude of ACSZ workers towards the purchase of fake drugs, the attitude of ACSZ workers towards the patronage of NAFDAC approved products and the attitude of ACSZ workers towards the services provided by NAFDAC. The descriptive survey research was the design adopted. Four research questions and four hypothesis were formulated to guide the study. A self–constructed questionnaire of the four – point rating scale type was used the four null hypothese were formulated and tested at 0.05 probability level using chi–square. The study revealed that 240 (70%) of the respondents strongly agreed that genuine products are expensive, 158 (48%) strongly disagreed that it is easy to differentiate between genuine from fake products, for lack of and ineffective enforcement of existing laws, there is significance difference between high cost of genuine products and fake products. The statistical test employed revealed that price, chaotic production and distribution of fake drugs; lack of and ineffective enforcement of existing laws, awareness affect fake drugs negatively. However, more than half of the respondents 240 (75%) strongly agreed that genuine products are expensive. The findings revealed that there is chaotic production and distribution of fake drugs in ACSZ.

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