Date archive forJune, 2016
Pharm Opanubi
By admin On Monday, June 27th, 2016
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Pharmanews personality of the Month – Pharm Adeshina Opanubi

  Pharm Adeshina Opanubi, a former staff of Pfizer Nigeria, is lead consultant for Shyne & Chloe Company Limited. Born in Ikenne, Ogun State, Opanubi finished secondary education at Mayflower Secondary School More...

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By Lere Baale On Monday, June 27th, 2016
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10 habits to quit on your journey to extraordinary leadership

When you quit doing the wrong things, you make more room for the things that make you move up to extraordinary leadership happiness. So starting today…     Quit procrastinating on your goals. Some people More...

35th ACPN Annual Conference
By Adebayo Oladejo On Friday, June 24th, 2016
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Ugwuanyi, Yakasai, others task pharmacists on professional commitment – As ACPN holds 35th Annual National Conference in Enugu.

Enugu State Governor, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has led stakeholders in the health care industry, including President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Pharm. (Alh) Ahmed Yakasai, to call on community More...

participants at the two-day workshop organised by PSN and WAPCP
By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Friday, June 24th, 2016
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PSN, WAPCP urge pharmacists to invest more in herbal medicine

Pharmacists in the country have been enjoined to take over control of herbal medicine from non-professionals and semi-literate practitioners. Speaking at a two-day workshop jointly organised by the West Africa Postgraduate More...

ACPN Albert Alkali Kelong
By Adebayo Oladejo On Friday, June 24th, 2016
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Stevens-Johnson death: ACPN condemns attack on pharmacists

–Says drug was sold by quack The Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN) has condemned the attempt by some medical personnel to blame a pharmacist for the unfortunate incident that resulted More...

Dr Arinola Joda
By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
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UNILAG Pharmacy Alumni urges pharmacists to assist faculty

– As faculty inducts 92 graduands Pharmacy Alumni of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has made a clarion plea to members and well-meaning pharmacists across the country to come to the rescue of students in More...

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By admin On Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
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2nd Law: The more you learn, the more you improve

He who learns but does not think is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger. – Confucius   John Maxwell said, ‘’if you want to lead, you must learn. If you want to continue to lead, More...

Pharm. (Sir) Atueyi
By Ifeanyi Atueyi On Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
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How do you handle criticism?

Criticism can be an encouragement to make one perform better. Each time I write an article, I give it to my editors to go through and point out any areas of improvement. In this way, we obtain a more acceptable More...

Yusuff Moshood
By Yusuff Moshood On Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
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Who is stealing from the sick?

There are all sorts of thieves. There are the petty thieves who pick peoples’ pockets at bus stops. There are other thieves who steal peoples’ properties when the owners are not around. They sometimes break More...

during the 2016 NAIP’s Young Pharmacist Day held in Ikeja
By Yusuff Moshood On Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
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NAIP mentors young pharmacists on career path

Young pharmacists desirous of a successful career need to make early decision on the area of practice they want to pursue, and must proceed immediately after graduation to concentrate on that area to garner the More...

Pharm Gbenga Falabi
By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
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NAIP laments declining number of production pharmacists

The Association of Industrial Pharmacists of Nigeria (NAIP) has expressed concern over the dwindling number of production pharmacists in the country. In a chat with Pharmanews during the recent Purple Tie Luncheon, More...

Dozie Atueyi
By Dozie David On Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
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Capacity to contract: Transactions of lunatics

Clara is a young lady who resides with her family in the same estate as D-Line Pharmacy & Stores in Port Harcourt.  Being a community pharmacy, the members of Clara’s family are regular customers of Pharmacist More...

Lolu Ojo
By Lolu Ojo On Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
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Learning to be strategic

This article is motivated by the outcome of a recent and deep interaction between me and one of my mentees. He is not a pharmacist and he does not have the grounding of a typical salesman. He is an accountant by More...

nanomedicine
By Solomon Ojigbo On Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
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Applications of nanotechnology in drug delivery and design – Part 1

Arthur C. Clarke was the first, in 1956, to write on the nanotechnology concept, in a short story called “The Next Tenants”. This is considered to be the first work of fiction broadly describing what is today More...

Yakubu Layi Gobir
By Adebayo Oladejo On Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
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Poor manpower development killing community pharmacy

– Yakubu Layi Gobir For Nigerian pharmacists to be easily distinguished from patent medicine vendors, while operating in accordance with global best practices, more attention must be paid to manpower development, More...

kareem
By admin On Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
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Your thinking is affecting your health

(By Pharm. Sesan Kareem) As a man thinketh, so is he. Why are you sad or anxious? What experience in the past makes you feel helpless or worthless? Are you still carrying the burden of the past? Maybe, just maybe, More...

sweet potatoes
By Temitope Obayendo On Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
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How sweet potato reduces your risk of cancer, heart diseases, others

Judging by the way they are often displayed in local markets and street corners, looking dirty and sometimes shrivelled, one may be tempted to disdain and dismiss sweet potatoes as being nutritionally deficient. More...

Pharm.  Ahmed Yakasai, president, PSN (2nd from left) raises the cheque to the admiration of the participants, with Pharm. (Dr) Albert Kelong Alkali, national chairman, ACPN; Pharm. Atiku Abdul and Pharm. Olanrewaju Jonathan Ofi.
By Adebayo Oladejo On Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
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Encomiums, as Ahmed Yakasai award produces more winners

It was an atmosphere of celebration at the conference hall of Nike Lake Resort, Enugu, venue of the opening ceremony of the 35th Annual National Conference of the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria More...

Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi
By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
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Emergence of next pharmacist health minister overdue – Adelusi-Adeluyi

…As Yakasai urges young pharmacists to make a difference Prince Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi, president of the Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy (NAPharm) has expressed disappointment that no other pharmacist has been able More...

medical-tourism
By admin On Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
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Public officials and overseas medical treatment

The simmering debate on the propriety of  public officials travelling out of the country for medical treatment reached a crescendo recently, when President Muhammadu Buhari left Nigeria on a 10-day vacation to More...

By admin On Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
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Incidence of hearing and speech impairment in children born by caesarian section

(OBSERVATIONS AT THE NIGERIAN ARMY AUDIOLOGICAL CENTER, LAGOS) (By Matthew Abe, BSc, BPharm.) Caesarian Section is the procedure by which a surgeon cuts through the abdomen and uterus of a pregnant woman to bring More...

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By admin On Tuesday, June 21st, 2016
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WHO/PAHO and partners set out Zika strategic response plan for the next 18 months

WHO/PAHO and partners have set out their strategic response to Zika which will place a greater focus on preventing and managing medical complications caused by Zika virus infection. To date, US$121.9 million are More...

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By admin On Monday, June 20th, 2016
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Pfizer, experts, collaborate on improving healthcare emergency system

The need to advance the national health care emergency system of African countries, in order to forestall a continental epidemic, was the focus of the two-day workshop on emergency health system in Africa. The seminar, More...

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By Solomon Ojigbo On Friday, June 17th, 2016
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Ricoh Makes Information Work for Healthcare

Information should be at the heart of patient, staff and business success—not the core of their challenges. We make it easier for healthcare organizations to efficiently capture, transform and manage information More...

Bioavaliability conference
By admin On Friday, June 17th, 2016
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7th World Congress on Bioavailability & Bioequivalence: BA/BE Studies Summit August 29-31, 2016

 BABE 2016 welcomes attendees, presenters, and exhibitors from all over the world to Atlanta, USA. We are delighted to invite you all to attend and register for the “7th World Congress on Bioavailability & More...

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By admin On Friday, June 17th, 2016
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76th FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 2016

(Buenos Aires, Argentina • 28 August – 1 September 2016) Rising to the challenge: reducing the global burden of disease. During the 2016 FIP Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina pharmacists and pharmaceutical More...

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By admin On Wednesday, June 15th, 2016
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International Workshop On Health Care Leadership, Financing And Innovation, Dubai

In every health care delivery system, there is need for pragmatic leadership to ensure the provision of optimum health care service. All over the world, governments and private institutions are developing and implementing More...

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By admin On Wednesday, June 15th, 2016
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Novartis expands partnership with Medicines for Malaria Venture to develop next-generation antimalarial treatment

Novartis will lead the development of antimalarial compound KAF156 with scientific and financial support from Medicines for Malaria Venture in collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. KAF156 More...

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By admin On Tuesday, June 14th, 2016
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Voluntary unpaid blood donations must increase rapidly to meet 2020 goal

Voluntary, unpaid blood donations must be increased rapidly in more than half the world’s countries in order to ensure a reliable supply of safe blood for patients whose lives depend on it, WHO said on World More...

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By admin On Monday, June 13th, 2016
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BASF increases Prices for Ethanolamines in Europe

Ethanolamines are high-class intermediates used in the manufacture of crop protection agents and wood protectants, surfactants for detergents and cleaning products, process chemicals for gas treatment, lubricants More...

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By Temitope Obayendo On Monday, June 13th, 2016
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Nursing council lists benefits of nursing educational reforms

… As Healthy Living Communication holds 6th nurse leaders forum For nursing to remain relevant in the comity of health care professionals in Nigeria, the cooperation of all stakeholders in the implementation of More...

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By admin On Monday, June 13th, 2016
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Pfizer unveils its website

As part of its activities to satisfy customers’ information need, Pfizer in Nigeria and East Africa has recently launched its website whose URL is www.pfizernear.com. According to the press release announcing More...

Irrational drug use
By Titilope OMOTOSHO On Friday, June 10th, 2016
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Irrational drug use: When we die not of diseases but from medications

For some days now, news of a teenage girl, Amina Ibrahim, who died of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, has become the talk of medical parlance, and of national concern. The poor girl ended up a consumed prey of this rare More...

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By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
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UI Pharmacy Alumni Association donates N2.5 Million to the faculty

Poised to provide an enabling environment for teaching and learning, the Alumni Association of the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Ibadan, has donated the sum of Two million, Five hundred thousand naira, to support More...

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By admin On Thursday, June 2nd, 2016
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Unbreakable Laws of Sales

1st law: Conmen and salesmen are the same, except for integrity People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude. – John C. Maxwell   In the sales world, integrity is everything. When we talk about More...

L-R: Pharm. (Mrs) Rametu Momodu, deputy director, NAFDAC; Pharm. (Mrs) Moyosore Adejumo, director of  pharmaceutical services, Lagos State Ministry of Health; and Pharm. (Hajia) Zainab Sharif, national chairman, ALPs during the programme held at  the Ikeja Local Government Secretariat, Lagos, recently
By Yusuff Moshood On Thursday, June 2nd, 2016
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Refrain from drug abuse, ALPs charges students

The Association of Lady Pharmacists (ALPs) has charged Nigerian youngsters, especially those in secondary school, to stay away from drug abuse because of its dire consequences on their health and social life. Pharm. More...

Olanrewaju Jonathan Ofi
By Adebayo Oladejo On Thursday, June 2nd, 2016
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PCN should discontinue patent medicine licence in Ekiti towns – ACPN Chairman

In this exclusive interview with Pharmanews, Pharm. Olanrewaju Jonathan Ofi, chairman, Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN), Ekiti State Chapter discusses a number of issues relating to community More...

MO Paul
By Yusuff Moshood On Thursday, June 2nd, 2016
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How I pioneered indigenous drug manufacturing in Nigeria – M. O. Paul

–  Says Forex scarcity killing local drug manufacturers. In this recent interview with Pharmanews, Pharm. Michael Oyebanjo Paul (popularly called M. O. Paul) founder and MD/CEO of Mopson Pharmaceuticals More...

kareem
By admin On Thursday, June 2nd, 2016
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Pharmacy interns should not make money their priority – Pharm. Kareem

In this exclusive interview with Pharmanews, Pharm. Sesan Kareem, prolific author and personal assistant to the PSN President, Pharm. Ahmed Yakasai, speaks on several pertinent issues in pharmacy education and More...

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By admin On Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
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New vista on hypertension management

Hypertension, in Medilexicon’s medical dictionary, means “High blood pressure; transitory or sustained elevation of systemic arterial blood pressure to a level likely to induce cardiovascular damage or other More...

Prof Udeala
By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
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My battles as UNN’s unwilling vice chancellor – Prof. Udeala

In this insightful interview with Adebayo Folorusho-Francis, former vice chancellor of University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), Prof. Oleka Kelechi Udeala, speaks on the intrigues surrounding his tenure as an “unwilling” More...

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By Yusuff Moshood On Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
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Why is it difficult to stop drug abuse?

In the first week of May, around 9am, I was in Oshodi to see off a relation travelling to Osun State.  I had to walk past the front of Mosafejo Police Station just under the bridge at Oshodi-Oke. Just a few metres More...

Pharm. (Sir) Atueyi
By Ifeanyi Atueyi On Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
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Thou shalt not steal

Early in 1961, I looked forward to entering a university by September. My options were University College Ibadan, University of Ife or University of Nigeria Nsukka. Eventually, I got admission into the three universities More...

ACPN 8th National Conference
By Adebayo Oladejo On Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
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Onyechi, Lawal task community pharmacists on business sustainability

As part of its commitment to improving the ethical and entrepreneurial acumen of its members, the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN), Ipaja-Dopemu-Egbeda-Akowonjo (IDEA) Zone, recently held its More...

Maydon Pharma specialised sales training
By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
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Maydon sales managers undergo specialised training

–        As expert enumerates reasons salespersons underachieve On 11 April 2016, staff of Maydon Pharmaceuticals Limited gathered at the conference centre of D’Palms Hotel, Airport Road, Ikeja for More...

Dozie Atueyi
By Dozie David On Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
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Capacity to contract: Transactions of infants

Tamara is a 16-year-old student of Government Secondary School, Port Harcourt.  Quite frequently, he patronises D-Line Pharmacy & Stores on the same street as his family home.  All the members of his family More...

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By Lere Baale On Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
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We need more people like him

You would like Ola a lot. Most people do. He was the kind of guy who listened when you talked, who smiled often, and who said things that made the people around him smile. He was intelligent, but in a way that made More...

L-R: Pharm. (Mrs) Abiola Paul-Ozieh, Pharm. (Mrs) Modupe Ologunagba and Dr (Mrs) Moyosore Adejumo at the event.
By Adebayo Oladejo On Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
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Lagos ALPs takes health awareness, screening to Ikeja community

– Conducts free HIV, blood sugar, BP, cholesterol tests Keeping to the popular saying that prevention is better than cure, the Association of Lady Pharmacists (ALPs), Lagos State Chapter, recently held a health More...

Lagos PSN fetes pharmacists, best pharmacy students
By Yusuff Moshood On Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
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Lagos PSN fetes pharmacists, best pharmacy students

–  Holds 2016 annual luncheon/award ceremony Pharmacists and friends of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) Lagos State Chapter had a swell time at the 2016 Annual Luncheon and Award Ceremony held More...

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By Solomon Ojigbo On Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
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Internet of Things: Opportunities for the pharma and health care industries

“More objects are becoming embedded with sensors and gaining the ability to communicate. The resulting information networks promise to create new business models, improve business processes, and reduce costs and More...