Like they say, he who laughs last (if is not a “stammerer” or a “fool”) laughs best. NAFDAC (National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control ) has been enjoying the last laugh since the introduction of the Mobile Authentication Service (MAS) in Nigeria. The Mobile Authentication Service will enable you check whether a drug is fake or original with your mobile phone even before purchase.
How Does the Mobile Authentication Service Work?
When next you go to purchase a drug check or ask if it is MAS (Mobile Authentication Service) Enabled. If it is follow these steps below;
Check for a unique panel (like that of a recharge card). Every Mobile Authentication Service Enabled drug comes with a unique 10-digit pin.
Scratch of the panel, and text the unique 10-digit pin to 38353. After a few seconds, you will get a reply telling you whether the drug is fake or original.
If the drug if fake, don’t ask me what you should do. cheesy I know Lonart (Popular Anti-Malaria Drug) and Apiclox can be confirmed in this way. Do you know other drugs that work with NAFDAC’s Mobile Authentication Service, please let us know.