#Ebola - Nano Silver Proves Unethical As Health Workers Quit Over Lack of Government Support
By Romance Meets Life on August 17, 2014
The Nigerian health minister had earlier struck a deal to accept Nano Silver to treat Ebola patients from an unnamed Nigerian in the diaspora whom the minister claims discovered or invented Nano Silver [read here].However, the US Food and Drugs Administration followed up his statement with a warning that the Nano Silver procured by Nigeria to treat Ebola is classified as a pesticide.In a disappointing twist, the minister in Lagos yesterday said Nigeria has now abandoned the use of Nano Silver because an independent assessment shows the protocol they have can’t treat Ebola. He said Nanosilver failed to pass the ethical test, and so will not be used. “You will recall that, last Thursday, I announced that we were ready to deploy an experimental drug, Nano Silver; it was not cleared by the National Health Research Ethics Committee.“Although the drug has since been made available to the EOC in Lagos, it has not been administered on any patient because we were awaiting clearance by the National Health Research Ethics Committee.“I regret to inform you that the drug did not meet the requirements of the National Health Research Ethics Code. . . .