The Tanzania drugs authority is investigating a company that has reportedly been collecting urine from pregnant women to make human medicine, local newspaper The Citizen reports.
The Tanzania Medicines and Drugs Authority (TMDA) is quoted as saying it does not recognize and has never registered Polai (Tz) Co Ltd – the company said to be behind the business.
The director of medicines and medical equipment from TMDA, Akida Khea said the authority has “instructed the manager of TMDA Eastern region to immediately start monitoring the matter closely”.
The Citizen in an investigation quoted an employee of the company admitting to getting the urine from pregnant women for production of drugs to treat conditions associated with infertility.
There is no scientific evidence to show that urine has any medical benefits.
The TMDA said it would take necessary action once it completes investigations.