Date archive forJanuary, 2016
By admin On Thursday, January 28th, 2016
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Saving Nigerians from incessant Lassa fever deaths

For the past few weeks, Nigeria has, once again, been confronted with another outbreak of Lassa fever which has killed over 60 people out of 212 suspected cases across 64 local government areas in 17 states of the More...

By admin On Thursday, January 28th, 2016
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2015 IN RETROSPECT

JANUARY *Former PCN registrar, Dr. Ahmed Tijjani Mora (Wakilin Maganin Zazzau) gave out his daughter, Fai’zah Ahmed Mora, a Law graduate from ABU, Zaria, in marriage to her heartthrob, Mallam Muhammad Bello Abdulkareem, More...

By admin On Thursday, January 28th, 2016
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Popoola reveals ageing effects on Fellows

Chairman, Board of Fellows (BOF) of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Pharm. Israel Adesanmi Popoola is a man virtually every pharmacist in the country wants to identify with, and rightly so.  Aside being More...

By admin On Thursday, January 28th, 2016
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My decision to study Pharmacy was circumstantial – former PCN Chairman

Until its dissolution in July 2015, Pharm. Bruno Nwankwo was chairman of the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN). A native of Umuabiama village, Ajali, Anambra State the pharmacist was educated at Government Secondary More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Thursday, January 28th, 2016
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Iykmavian Pharmacy, 26 others win Reload 2015 Promo

– As ACPN lauds PharmacyPlus on initiative L-R: Pharm Ogheneochuko Omaruaye, managing director of New Heights Pharmaceuticals; Pharm. Abiola Paul-Ozieh, Lagos ACPN chairman; Pharm. Chukwuemeka Obi, chief More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Thursday, January 28th, 2016
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Stakeholders charge community pharmacists to maximise opportunities

…As Lagos ACPN holds continuing education programme L-R, Pharm. Ike Ugwu, keynote speaker; Prof. Bola Sylva, dean, Faculty of Pharmacy, UNILAG and Pharm. Abiola Paul-Ozieh, chairman, ACPN, Lagos Chapter, at the More...

By Dozie David On Thursday, January 28th, 2016
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Determining a mutual mistake in a transaction

Dr Peterside plans to establish a private hospital in Port Harcourt. For this purpose, he contacts the estate agent for Garden City Complex, which has available facilities in Blocks A, B and C. After careful examination More...

By Ifeanyi Atueyi On Thursday, January 28th, 2016
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Maintaining a balanced body

Pharm. (Sir) Atueyi Balance is an essential part of life. Acrobats are experts on balancing and can walk on a rope many feet high. Your car will have smooth movement on the road when the wheels are balanced. And More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Thursday, January 28th, 2016
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PSN and the vaccine production challenge

In the second week of January, I attended the maiden press parley organised by the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) for the Society’s new president, Pharm. Ahmed Yakasai, in Lagos. The parley which was More...

By Lolu Ojo On Thursday, January 28th, 2016
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What future has Pharmacy in Nigeria?

Dr Lolu Ojo Pharmacy is the science and technique of preparing and dispensing drugs. It is the health profession that links the health sciences with chemical sciences and aims to ensure the safe and effective use More...

By admin On Thursday, January 28th, 2016
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Effective treatment of rheumatism and arthritis

Rheumatism” is derived from the Greek word “rheuma,” which means a swelling. It refers to an acute or chronic illness, which is characterised by pain and swelling of the muscles, ligaments and tendons or More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
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PANS UI lecture secondary students on pharmacists’ roles

It was a day of to remember, as the Pharmaceutical Association of Nigeria Students (PANS), University of Ibadan Chapter, hosted youngsters from neighbouring secondary schools to a symposium tagged “Wetin Pharmacists More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
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Odukoya tasks scientists on new research strategies

Professor Kemi Odukoya For Nigeria to derive maximum economic benefits from research efforts, researchers must begin to apply new research strategies, former Dean of Pharmacy Faculty, University of Lagos, Professor More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
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PSN president offers blueprint on reducing disease burden

To commence the reduction of Nigeria’s disease burden by over 50 per cent from 2016, the gospel of good hygiene and other public health issues must be spread by health professionals in their practice facilities More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
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Accolades for Neros boss at 60

L-R: Dr. Poly Emenike, the celebrant; Emeka Onwuka, former chief executive officer of Diamond Bank and Pharm. Nnamdi Obi, chairman, Association of Pharmaceutical Importers of Nigeria (APIN) at the event.  It was More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
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NAFDAC, pharmacists, others applaud Emzor’s thanksgiving dinner

L-R: Mrs Osinachi Kalu, gospel artiste; Mrs Ndidi Nwuneli, co-founder of LEAP Africa; Mrs Dayo Benjamins-Laniyi, media entrepreneur and Dr Stella Okoli, Emzor Group’s CEO at the thanksgiving dinner The 2015 edition More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
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Why AstraZeneca is funding local medical research – Abonu

L-R: Country Manager, AstraZeneca Nigeria, Jude Abonu; Chair, Scientific Review Committee, AstraZeneca Research Trust, Prof. Folasade Ogunsola; Chief Medical Director, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
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Vixa hosts distributors of Dolo Meta B – Gives brand new car to raffle draw winner

Chief  Ebuka Okafor , Chairman/MD , Vixa Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd (left), presenting the grand prize,a Kia Rio Salon car to Mr Mark Nwokocha, winner of  the Dolo Meta-B  promo raffle draw  Distributors of Dolo More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
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Strive for excellence, experts urge pharmacy students

L-R: Prof. ’Fola Tayo, Caleb University’s pro-chancellor and chairman of council; Pharm (Sir) Ifeanyi Atueyi, managing director of Pharmanews Limited and Pharm. Remi Adeseun, chairman of Rodot Nigeria Limited More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
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How God led me to care for widows, orphans, others – Pharm. Ezenwa

Second from right, Pharm. Regina Ezenwa with other members of the team, presenting gift items to one of the widows.  The story of the Roses Widows’ Day is a unique one, which started with only 35 widows in a More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
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Roche has long-term plans for Nigeria’s health sector – Addae

Mr Herman Addae is a pharmacist with extensive field experience in pharmaceutical marketing across countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Having started his pharmacy career as a regulator working as head of licensing More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
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Why I dropped Biochemistry to focus on skincare – Dazzle MD

Ms Adaobi Nnoli Nwaju is the managing director of Dazzle Beauty and Skin Care Specialist Home, a skincare home for treatment of all kinds of skin and scalp related conditions. In this interview with Pharmanews More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Tuesday, January 26th, 2016
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NAIP, NIROPHARM laud Miraflash’s newly commissioned factory

R-L: Pharm Moses Oluwalade, Miraflash’s managing director; Mrs Bridget Oluwalade, his wife; Prof Ayo Arije, chairman of the occasion; Pharm Ade Popoola, director of Reals Pharmaceutical and Elder J. A. Oluwalade, More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, January 26th, 2016
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National Orthopaedic Hospital boss decries subvention decrease, NHIS coverage …As institution clocks 70

L-R: Mrs Edoghogho Osagiede, head of admin., National Orthopaedic Hospital, Igbobi, Lagos (NOHIL); Dr Olurotimi Odunubi, medical director, NOHIL; Dr Mike Ugbeye, HOD, clinical services, NOHIL, at the press briefing. There More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Tuesday, January 26th, 2016
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New BOF chairman pledges to harmonise PSN

The new Chairman, Board of Fellows (BOF), Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Pharm. C. O. Mordi, has pledged to pursue genuine reconciliation and unity of all members of the PSN, especially those that are More...

By admin On Tuesday, January 26th, 2016
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Stakeholders insist on 15 per cent budgetary allocation to health

Until the governments at all levels, agree with the stipulated 2000 Abuja Declaration, to make the least of their budgetary allocations to health 15 %, there might not be an end in sight, to the recurrent poor health More...

By admin On Tuesday, January 26th, 2016
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Why you need to cut down on red meat consumption

Want to live longer? Trade some of the red meat in your diet for fish, nuts, whole grains, and other healthier protein sources, Harvard researchers say. Red meat is a term that came from a culinary industry. It More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Monday, January 25th, 2016
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Why field representatives fail at closing sales- Pharm. Oyeniran

The real reasons behind the failure of most client service executives in achieving sales target might not be far-fetched from what pharm. Tunde Oyeniran, CEO, White Tulip Consulting Limited, described as barriers More...

By admin On Thursday, January 21st, 2016
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Real reasons pumpkin leaves (Ugwu) are essential for you

Yes, lots of Nigerians know that consuming pumpkin leaves is beneficial, but a large percent of them do not really know the exact benefits it offers. Fluted pumpkin (Ugwu) is one of the commonly consumed dark green More...

By admin On Thursday, January 21st, 2016
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Common habits that are harmful after a meal

Many of the eating habits we indulge ourselves in are absolutely dangerous! While many of them cause more harm than good, we often feel that, because we enjoy these habits, they are healthy. Here are five things More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 20th, 2016
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Lassa fever now in 64 LGAS, 17 states

As the National Action Committee on Lassa fever was installed yesterday, the group has been saddled with the responsibility of providing a blue print for the containment of the Lassa fever, in two weeks time. Meanwhile, More...

By admin On Monday, January 18th, 2016
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Surprising Benefits of Drinking Warm Water

Most of us prefer to start our day with a warm glass of tea or coffee. However, when it comes to water, we usually prefer to grab a cold one. If Ayurvedic experts are to be believed, you are doing more harm to More...

By admin On Monday, January 18th, 2016
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Lagos records first Lassa fever case, as FG installs Action Committee

It’s now authentic that the Lassa virus has found its way into the centre of excellence, as the first case of the disease was confirmed in the state last Friday. According to the Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide More...

By admin On Saturday, January 16th, 2016
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Combisunate 80/480

First line treatment for uncomplicated Malaria and recommended by WHO If symptoms persist after 3 days of treatment consult your doctor    More...

By admin On Saturday, January 16th, 2016
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ATORFIT

Significant reduction in cardiovascular events such as MI, Angina & risk of Stroke Can be taken anytime of the day irrespective of food   Contraindications Active liver disease or unexplained persistent More...

By admin On Saturday, January 16th, 2016
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Clarithromycin 500mg Tablets

Clarithromycin Clarithromycin is a first-line treatment for lower respiratory tract infections Clarithromycin is an effective antibiotic for treatment of lower respiratory tract infections   Contraindications Clarithromycin More...

By admin On Friday, January 15th, 2016
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Why physical activity is essential for you

Do you want to add years to your life? Or life to your years? Feeling your best boosts your zeal for life! The American Heart Association recommends at least 150-minutes of moderate activity each week. An easy More...

By admin On Friday, January 15th, 2016
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Proven ways to get out of diarrhea

Diarrhea could constitute a serious menace to the human system, whenever the bowel decides to react to anything it finds strange to the system. It is an increase in the frequency of bowel movements, an increase More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 13th, 2016
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Top 10 Tips for Healthy growing Children

        Developing a healthy eating habit could be a tall order for some kids, as most caring parents go all out in ensuring that their wards eat well.And it is crystal clear that healthy eating More...

By admin On Tuesday, January 12th, 2016
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Why you should prefer brown rice to white rice

White rice is one of the most frequently eaten food products around the world, however, white rice is not nearly so nutritious as its less processed version; brown rice. Most of us know that! It’s the majority More...

By admin On Monday, January 11th, 2016
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Checkout the wholesome goodness of Lettuce

  Lettuce, a common green leafy-vegetable, in salads is crispy, and loaded with essential nutrients. In fact, it is most sought-after for crunchy green salads or healthy sandwiches. An attempt to cut or squeeze More...

By admin On Saturday, January 9th, 2016
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Lassa Fever claims 41 lives, reported cases rose to 93- Health minister

As the deadly disease of  Lassa fever continues to spread from one state to the other in the country, bringing down the souls of victims in their tens, the death toll from the epidemic rose from 40 to 41 yesterday, More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 6th, 2016
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All you need to know about Lassa fever

Lassa fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic illness of 1-4 weeks duration that occurs in West Africa. The Lassa virus is transmitted to humans via contact with food or household items contaminated with rodent urine More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 6th, 2016
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Lassa fever update: Taraba State Government allays citizens’ fear, equips patients and personnel with drugs.

  As the dread of the Lassa Virus continued to spread in Taraba State, and other parts of the country, the state government has risen to the challenge by deploying health workers across the state to sensitise citizens More...