Date archive forApril, 2016
By admin On Friday, April 29th, 2016
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TGA Australia APPROVAL OPENS UP AUSTRALIAN MARKETS FOR AMANTA HEALTHCARE

Ahmedabad, APRIL 29, 2016 Sterile Water For Injections B.P. ( 5 mL , 10 mL and 20 mL ) and Sodium Chloride Injection B.P.( 5 mL & 10 mL ) products get Therapeutic Goods Administration – Australia approval Amanta More...

By admin On Thursday, April 28th, 2016
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MSD Joins Campaign to ‘Close the Immunization Gap’ and “Stay Polio Free” in Africa

MSD  (MSD.com), known as Merck & Co., Inc. in the United States and Canada, has added its voice to the World Health Organization (WHO) campaign to promote the use of vaccines against some of the world’s More...

By admin On Wednesday, April 27th, 2016
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World Immunization Week 2016: Immunization game-changers should be the norm worldwide

World Immunization Week is a global public health campaign to raise awareness and increase rates of immunization against vaccine-preventable diseases around the world. It takes place each year during last week More...

By admin On Tuesday, April 26th, 2016
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Dollar Club University of Ife, 1963-1964 session – from the archives

STANDING LEFT – RIGHT: 1st – DR JOE NWIGWE 2nd – DON’T REMEMBER 3rd – DON’T REMEMBER 4th – PHARMACIST GANTUA ODUJA 5th – PHARMACIST DICK NWOKE 6th – EKERETE 7th More...

By admin On Monday, April 25th, 2016
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World Malaria Day: How to rid Nigeria of malaria

Until recent times, overcoming the malaria burden had been a tall order for many countries across the world. Within the past decade however four of such countries have been certified by the WHO Director-General More...

By admin On Thursday, April 21st, 2016
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PANS University of Ife, 1963/1964 session – From the archives

This year 2016 marks the 37th year anniversary of Pharmanews. As part of our celebration, we will be releasing some photographs of past events in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. Next months’s More...

By admin On Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
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Merck Hypertension Awards

Hypertension, a major public health issue: All medical undergraduates and post graduates are invited to apply for the Merck Hypertension Award 2016 – Theme ( What the Healthy Heart needs)  More...

By admin On Monday, April 18th, 2016
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Merck Diabetes and Hypertension Awards to be rolled out in African and Asian Universities as part of Merck Capacity Advancement Program

Merck Diabetes Award willl be rolled out in 30 African and asian Universities aims to create Diabetes experts platform across the continents Merck anounces the winner of Merck Diabetes Award for UAE Merck Diabetes More...

By Solomon Ojigbo On Friday, April 15th, 2016
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What adds value to Healthcare?

http://www.siemens.com/executive-alliance Consider this: Only 3% of organizations say they have completed the transition to outcome-based care, whereas 85% indicate that the transition is still underway.* We know More...

By Solomon Ojigbo On Wednesday, April 13th, 2016
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Amana Healthcare – Abu Dhabi – Patient Virtual Tour

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By admin On Tuesday, April 12th, 2016
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Vermicides and vermifuges: Anthelminthics in pharmacy practice

By Oluwole A. Williams BPharm, PharmD (From the USA) Anthelminthics in pharmaceutical, veterinary and medical practices were previously described as vermicides and vermifuges.  Vermifuges are drugs that expel More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Tuesday, April 12th, 2016
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May & Baker Boss Rates Locally Made Medicines Better Than Imported Ones

Pharm. Nnamdi Nathan Okafor, a fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (FPSN), Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Pharmacy, (FNAPharm)  and an alumnus of the Lagos Business School is the Managing Director/CEO, More...

By Ifeanyi Atueyi On Tuesday, April 12th, 2016
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When God opens your eyes

Many times we miss opportunities because we don’t see them. Of course, you may look at something but not actually see it. Someone may actually see an opportunity but may not take advantage of it. But blessed is More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Tuesday, April 12th, 2016
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May & Baker rewards customers

In a bid to consolidate on existing mutual relationship, Nigeria’s foremost pharmaceutical giant, May & Baker Nigeria Plc, recently celebrated its key distributors for their continued loyalty over the years. The More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Monday, April 11th, 2016
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PSN urges PCN to sanitise pharmacy practice

The Lagos branch of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeriam (PSN), has called on the registrar of the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) to rise to the challenge of curbing the spate of irregularities that has More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Monday, April 11th, 2016
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NMA wants MDCN reconstituted

Rising from a meeting of its national officers committee, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has called for the reconstitution of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN), which was disbanded by the More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Friday, April 8th, 2016
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PSN president reveals his vision for the profession

Pharm. Ahmed I. Yakasai is president of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN).  In this interview with Pharmanews in Lagos recently, he spoke on his vision for the PSN and why pharmacists are committed to More...

By Lolu Ojo On Friday, April 8th, 2016
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Hope and strength in diversity

Nigeria is, unarguably, a diverse nation. But the core questions and worries relate to the usefulness and or concerns inherent in this diversity. Is the diversity a strength or a weakness? More than 100 years after More...

By Dozie David On Friday, April 8th, 2016
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The effect of duress and undue influence in transactions

Tajudeen is a pharmacist with a small retail store in Olodi Apapa.  He embarks on the importation of certain drugs from India, after fulfilling the requirements of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, April 8th, 2016
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How to rid Nigeria of malaria

  Until recent times, overcoming the malaria burden had been a tall order for many countries across the world. Within the past decade however four of such countries have been certified by the WHO Director-General More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Friday, April 8th, 2016
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USP trains NAFDAC inspectors, manufacturers

It was a beehive of activities at the five-day training held for inspectorate officials of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), local pharma manufacturers and industrial pharmacists. A More...

By admin On Friday, April 8th, 2016
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Know your numbers

By Pharm. Sesan Kareem What are your numbers? I’m not talking about your phone numbers or account numbers. No, I’m talking about your health numbers – your Blood Pressure (BP), Blood Glucose Level (BGL), More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Friday, April 8th, 2016
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Surviving the raging heat on earth

 For many Nigerians, this is a tough time. The economy is biting hard. Prices of commodities have gone up. Power supply is poorer than ever and is worsened by ongoing fuel scarcity. The palpable social discomfort More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Friday, April 8th, 2016
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Why young pharmacists shun industrial pharmacy – PANS-UNILAG president

Oluwatobiloba Rotimi Adeyinka is president of the Pharmaceutical Association of Nigeria Students (PANS), University of Lagos (UNILAG) Chapter. In this exclusive interview with Pharmanews, the 500 level Lagos state More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, April 8th, 2016
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OOU to establish nursing department at OACHS

Rising from a three-day conference with top nursing professionals, the management of the Olabisi Onabanjo University has promised to facilitate the establishment of a nursing department at the Obafemi Awolowo College More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Friday, April 8th, 2016
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Community Pharmacy in Oyo State no longer business as usual – Pharm. Salako

Pharm. Margaret Bolanle Salako is the immediate past chairman, Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN), Oyo State Chapter. A merit award and national merit award winner of both the Pharmaceutical More...

By Solomon Ojigbo On Friday, April 8th, 2016
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Computational drug re-positioning: An approach in drug design and development

Computer-aided or computational drug design is fast gaining prominence in many drug discovery campaigns. This approach leverages on chemical and biological information about ligands and/or biological targets to More...

By admin On Friday, April 8th, 2016
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My foray into politics inspired other pharmacists – Pharm. Agulanna

Dr Edward Chukwudi Agulanna, a native of Aboh-Mbaise Local Government of Imo State, is a Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (FPSN). A former member of the Imo State House of Assembly and former special More...

By admin On Friday, April 8th, 2016
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Effective health care delivery at the grassroots: The PHC challenge

The Federal Government recently announced of Nigeria plans to establish one Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) in each ward across the country. Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, while speaking More...

By admin On Thursday, April 7th, 2016
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Halt that diabetes before it halts you

Today is World Health Day 2016, and the theme for this year’s commemoration is: “Beat Diabetes”. Diabetes is a chronic, progressive noncommunicable disease (NCD) characterized by elevated levels of blood glucose More...

By admin On Tuesday, April 5th, 2016
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How to stay cool in hot weather

As temperatures soar and achieving sound sleep at night becomes pretty difficult, in the face of perennial power outage, it is imperative to find alternatives to achieving better sleep and cooler days. Study by More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, April 5th, 2016
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Nationwide strike looms over unpaid salaries of Resident Doctors

The National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) has said that except the Federal Government expedite action in paying up the backlog of salaries owed its members within 21 days, the nation’s health More...

By admin On Saturday, April 2nd, 2016
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Nigeria needs 140 radiotherapy machines to fight cancer- Health Minister

The minister of health, Professor Isaac Adewole has said that except there is an immediate increase in the number of available radiotherapy machines in the country, there might be no end in sight to the rising cancer More...

By admin On Friday, April 1st, 2016
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Pharmanews 37th Year Anniversary Promotion!

This year 2016 marks the 37th year anniversary of Pharmanews limited, publishers of health periodicals with Pharmanews as the leading journal. Published every month since its inception in 1979, Pharmanews is a professional More...