Date archive forAugust, 2016
By admin On Wednesday, August 31st, 2016
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Pharmacy profession is advancing in many countries – FIP

New report shows how the pharmacy profession is advancing in different countries with the help of FIP resources Buenos Aires, 30 August 2016 — Universities, professional organisations and authorities around the More...

By admin On Wednesday, August 31st, 2016
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PSN Establishes a Working Relationship With APhA

Among the distinguished achievements of the 2016 FIP conference for the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) is the establishment of a cordial relationship with the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). The More...

By admin On Wednesday, August 31st, 2016
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FIP President Rates Community Pharmacists’ Roles as Crucial

“Health care can no longer be separated from social issues”, said Dr Carmen Peña, President of the International Pharmaceutical Federation, at the opening of the 76th World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical More...

By admin On Wednesday, August 31st, 2016
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AIDS pharmacist Recieves FIP’s highest honour for practitioners

Buenos Aires, 29 August 2016 — Dr Ana I. Martinez, a pharmacist from Puerto Rico, USA, was recognised today with the International Pharmaceutical Federation’s (FIP’s) highest honour for pharmacy practitioners: More...

By admin On Tuesday, August 30th, 2016
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Global pharmacy awards go to pharmacists in seven countries

Ten pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists from seven countries were recognised for their services to pharmacy at the opening ceremony of the 76th World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Buenos More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, August 30th, 2016
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Finding Sleep Difficult At Night? Try Going To Bed Nude

It has been observed that some folks stay in bed for nearly half- of-the-night-time with their eyes wide-opened, while sleep keeps eluding them. To alleviate this condition, Clinical Nutritionist, Shawn Stevenson More...

By admin On Tuesday, August 30th, 2016
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World Water Week opens in Stockholm

Water can be the unifying power for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Stockholm (29 August 2016) – Leaders and experts in the water, climate and development communities have gathered in Stockholm to More...

Bwari Area Council immunises 140,273 children
By admin On Tuesday, August 30th, 2016
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WHO statement on the international spread of poliovirus

IHR Emergency Committee recommendations regarding the international spread of poliovirus The tenth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international More...

By admin On Tuesday, August 30th, 2016
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Pharmacists Chart Path On Reducing Global Diseases Burden

Pharmacists across the globe are deliberating on the role of pharmacy in reducing the global burden of diseases at the ongoing 76th FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 2016.Below are some More...

By admin On Tuesday, August 30th, 2016
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Essentials of Brand Management

Brands (bundles of benefits) need champions to fight their course and pilot them from conception to maturity. Brand managers are expected to have the skills, knowledge and interest to plan, implement and control More...

By admin On Monday, August 29th, 2016
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Leading Regions in Global Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients Market

According to report by Persistence Market Research, “Global Market Study on Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API): Industry Analysis and Forecast 2015-2020”, the market reached the value of US$ 127Bn at the More...

By admin On Monday, August 29th, 2016
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Study reveals how western diet increases your risk of Alzheimer’s

A western diet of sweet and fatty junk food increases your risk of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study warns. The report of the study as published on Daily Mail revealed that Americans have a higher average risk More...

By admin On Monday, August 29th, 2016
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NMA links deteriorating health conditions of Nigerians to unpaid wages

The Nigerian Medical Association on Sunday has said that non-payment of workers’ salaries in many states of the federation had worsened the health condition of Nigerians. The NMA’s position was contained in More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, August 26th, 2016
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NNMDA DG tasks pharmacists on the availability of herbal products

In view of the scarcity of the raw materials for the production of drugs in the country, the Director General, Nigerian Natural Medicine Development Agency (NNMDA) Pharm. Sam Etatuvie has advised pharmacists to More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Friday, August 26th, 2016
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Emzor Paracetamol celebrates 30 years of excellence

In what has been described as a fulfillment of promise made, the Emzor Group has rolled out the drums to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Emzor Paracetamol, Nigeria’s leading indigenous brand of acetaminophen. Speaking More...

By George Emetuche On Friday, August 26th, 2016
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In sales, emotion is key, buyers follow what they feel

Unbreakable Laws of Sales Legendary Zig Ziglar shared a story of how he could not take his mind off a particular red sweater in a shop near the hotel in which he had lodged during an official assignment. He walked More...

By admin On Friday, August 26th, 2016
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Takeda Announces Bold, New Access to Medicines for Sub-Saharan Africa

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE: 4502) (www.Takeda.com) today announced the launch of a bold, new Access to Medicines (AtM) strategy, aimed at increasing access to its innovative and potentially life-saving More...

By admin On Thursday, August 25th, 2016
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Health Insurance Scheme cautions HMOs against negligence

Following series of complaints pouring in from Nigerians to the desk of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), the insurance scheme has sent stern warning to all Health Management Organizations (HMOs) operating More...

By admin On Thursday, August 25th, 2016
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Pharmacy in 2050: Forces that will shape practice

(By Pharm. Sola Solarin) I have chosen as a topic for my paper today, ‘Pharmacy In 2050; Forces That Will Shape Practice’. The relevance of this for students who will be in mid-career in thirty years’ time More...

By admin On Thursday, August 25th, 2016
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School politics is platform to prepare for outside world – Obakpolo

Lauretta Obakpolo is a 400 level student of the Department of Pharmacy, University of Benin (UNIBEN), Benin City, Edo State. She was recently elected president of the Student Union Government (SUG) of the university, More...

By Sesan Kareem On Thursday, August 25th, 2016
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The water of life

In July 2013, one of my favourite customers came to my community pharmacy, JMK Pharmaceutical Limited   at Magodo, Lagos (where I do evening locum) to purchase Ducolax (bisacodyl), a laxative drug that softens More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Wednesday, August 24th, 2016
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Should we embrace traditional medicine more?

Sometime around the month of October 2002, I went to see a former boss and friend, who was then a customer relations manager at Nigerian German Chemicals (NGC), in Ikeja.  After our discussion, he stood up to see More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Wednesday, August 24th, 2016
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Disharmony among health professionals must not continue – NMA president

Prof. Mike Ozovehe Ogirima, a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, is the new president of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA). In this exclusive interview with More...

By admin On Wednesday, August 24th, 2016
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Margaret Obiageli Olele is the director of corporate affairs for Pfizer Nigeria, Ghana and East Africa. She is responsible for the communication activities and public affairs engagements of the company in the countries. She More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Wednesday, August 24th, 2016
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Shun drug abuse and misuse, Lagos ALPs advises students

As part of its commitment to school intervention programmes that promote moral and health education, the Association of Lady Pharmacists (ALPs) Lagos Chapter, has advised Nigerian students to shun drug abuse and More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Wednesday, August 24th, 2016
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Why charlatans are thriving at pharmacists’ expense – Pharm. Achonye

In this exclusive interview with Pharmanews, Pharm. (Chief) Emeka Achonye, an elder in the pharmacy profession and managing director, Citygate Pharmacy, Aba, Abia State, takes a closer look at some topical issues More...

By admin On Wednesday, August 24th, 2016
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Pharmacy in 2050: Forces that will shape practice

(Being extracts of a paper delivered at the scientific symposium of the International Pharmaceutical Students Federation (IPSF) conference held in Harare, Zimbabwe in July, 2016) I have chosen as a topic for my More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Wednesday, August 24th, 2016
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Stakeholders advocate indigenous responses to tackle infectious diseases

To sustain the  success  achieved in stamping out the Ebola Virus Disease from across Africa, eminent health care practitioners in Nigeria and beyond have identified the development of home-based mechanisms, as More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016
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Disharmony among health professionals must not continue – NMA president

Prof. Mike Ozovehe Ogirima, a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, is the new president of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA). In this exclusive interview More...

By Ifeanyi Atueyi On Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016
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Divine favour

In order to catch our 9.30 am flight from Calgary, Canada, to Las Vegas, USA, last June, my wife and I left the house at 7.00 am without breakfast. To our disappointment, only water and fruit juice were served throughout More...

By admin On Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016
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Strengthening the budding unity among Nigerian health professionals

In June this year, an historic event took place in faraway Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America, when the Association of Nigerian Physicians in the Americas (ANPA) and the Nigerian Association of Pharmacists More...

By Lere Baale On Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016
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Nine super positive habits of extraordinary leaders

Life is full of positive experiences. Notice them. Notice the sun warming your skin, the small child learning to walk, and the smiling faces around you. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016
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Yakasai lauds Kano PSN for a successful council meeting

It was a pleasant moment for the President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) Pharm. Ahmed Yakasi, when members of the Kano State PSN paid him a courtesy visit in his office. The president, who revealed More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016
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Pharmanews App now on Google Play Store

Pharmanews, the foremost West African health journal introduces its official Android application-Pharmanews App. The mobile application, which can be downloaded from the Google Play Store, is designed to keep readers More...

By admin On Monday, August 22nd, 2016
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Health & Safety Tips to Survive the Sandstorm Season

Asthma awareness is crucial when living in the GCC, especially when we live in a climate which has significant environmental triggers such as sandstorms. Several studies conducted in the Arabian Peninsula countries More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Monday, August 22nd, 2016
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Edo NANNM approves online nursing degree for members

The Chairman of  the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) Edo State Chapter, Mrs Catherine Eseine, has expressed  her support for online degree programme in nursing, stating that it will More...

By admin On Monday, August 22nd, 2016
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Health Insurance to cover informal sector- Gov El-Rufai

For there to be a significant reduction in the alarming rate of maternal mortality in the country, the Federal government of Nigeria has been advised to extend the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to the More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Monday, August 22nd, 2016
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Adejumo urges parents, care providers to help curb drug abuse

As part of efforts to curb the menace of illicit drug use and misuse in the society, road transport workers, market women, parents, guardians, health workers, as well as students, have been advised to assist the More...

By admin On Friday, August 19th, 2016
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Ginger heals Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Researchers have developed ‘edible ginger-derived nanoparticles’ that they believe may be good medicine for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, the two main forms of inflammatory bowel disease. The particles More...

By admin On Friday, August 19th, 2016
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13th International workshop on leadership and management, Accra, Ghana

 Like in most areas of businesses and professional life, possession of technical skills is necessary, but not sufficient to assure success. Individuals at the top echelons of organisations, be it private or public, More...

By OLa Aboderin On Friday, August 19th, 2016
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How to make Nigeria’s pharma industry globally competitive – Prof. Odidi

Transforming the Nigerian pharmaceutical industry into a foremost player in the global market requires some strategic changes that will involve all stakeholders and affect all sectors of the industry, renowned pharmaceutical More...

By admin On Friday, August 19th, 2016
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Providing adequate nutrition to hospitalised patients

Adequate nutrition should be viewed as important part of the healing process for patients seeking treatment in hospitals. However, it is not uncommon for nutritional status of many patients who have just undergone More...

By admin On Friday, August 19th, 2016
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Can Nigeria’s pharmaceutical challenges be solved through IT? (2)

  I found it overwhelming to continue this piece from where we stopped the last time, as I had to dig deeper into the topic, so we would not end up leaving out some crucial parts of the problem when trying More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, August 19th, 2016
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PCN warns medicine vendors against illegal drug sales

The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) has cautioned patent medicine vendors against the prescription and sales of drugs outside the approved list given to them and that they should also desist from injecting More...

By admin On Thursday, August 18th, 2016
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Why microwave ovens are dangerous to your health

No matter how grand your culinary intentions, it is always tempting to just use the microwave. It’s easy, fast, and – for the eco-warriors – energy-efficient. But that shortcut comes with a plethora More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Thursday, August 18th, 2016
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Stakeholders canvass for exclusive breast feeding

The need for a six-month exclusive breastfeeding for babies was re-echoed at the 2016 World Breastfeeding Contest organised by AfriBaby Initiative. The event which held at MRC Hall, Lagos State University Teaching More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Thursday, August 18th, 2016
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Care providers laud Delta State for pioneering Health Insurance

The Health Care Providers’ Association of Nigeria (HCPAN) has applauded Delta for being the first to effectively launch the State Health Insurance programme in the country. Tagged “Health Insurance In Nigeria More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Wednesday, August 17th, 2016
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AHAPN tasks members on compliance with PCN standard on compounding

The Association of Hospital and Administrative Pharmacists of Nigeria (AHAPN) national has urged every hospital pharmacist to conform to the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria’s minimum standards for drug compounding. The More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Wednesday, August 17th, 2016
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Igbinedion University appoints Mora as visiting professor

Pharm. (Dr) Ahmed Tijani Mora, former registrar of the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) and immediate past dean of Kaduna State University (KASU), has been appointed visiting professor in the Department of Clinical More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Wednesday, August 17th, 2016
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PSN lauds Phamatex state-of-the-art indigenous factory

The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has expressed satisfaction with the world class indigenous pharmaceutical factory put up by Phamatex Nigeria Limited in Amuwo Odofin area of Lagos. Speaking during a facility More...