Date archive forNovember, 2016
By admin On Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
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Job Vacancy for Production Pharmacist

A pharmaceutical company in a high growth phase requires a Production Pharmacist to manage and be part of their rapid growth. The ideal candidate should be a male with at least 3 years experience preferably as More...

By admin On Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
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Where Are the 3.5 million Nigerians Infected with HIV/AIDS?

The intention of the title is not to scare or stigmatize any reader but to generate an intelligent discussion about the scourge of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria.  In a country of 189 million people, 3.5 million may seem More...

By admin On Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
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Merck partners with UNESCO and African Union to empower Women

UNESCO–MARS 2016 has brought together more than 200 researchers from more than 35 African countries to discuss the generation, sharing and dissemination of research data and to prepare for the road ahead in developing More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, November 29th, 2016
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Surplus Vitamin D Good For The Body?

      Various studies have confirmed  the efficacy  of  Vitamin D as a essential element which  helps the body absorb calcium from food, and a true deficiency can lead to weak or soft bones — More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, November 29th, 2016
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Researchers Found Link Between Going To Church And Sex

It sounds ridiculous, because they have got nothing in common, but for the dynamism of  knowledge, researchers from the University Of Utah School Of Medicine, have recently found a relationship between going to More...

By admin On Monday, November 28th, 2016
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Ahmed I.Yakasai @ 56: a Bridge Builder And a man of Peace

On November13, 2015, Pharm. Ahmed I. Yakasai, FPSN, FNIM, FNAPharm was elected as the President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) and subsequently inaugurated on February 18, 2016 together with the More...

By admin On Monday, November 28th, 2016
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UNIBEN ADMAP Takes Anti-Malaria Campaign To Ekiadolor Community

The Anti-Drug Misuse and Abuse Programme (ADMAP) has taken its campaign against malaria and diarrhea to Ekiadolor, a community close to the University of Benin Ugbowo campus, Ezekiel Efeobhokhan (600 level Pharmacy) More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Friday, November 25th, 2016
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Christian Pharmacists Must Learn To Save Lives At All Time – Onyechi

A non-denominational fellowship group comprising pharmacists across the country and in diaspora has made a passionate appeal to health professionals to look beyond religion and race in the execution of their duties. Addressing More...

By admin On Friday, November 25th, 2016
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Tribal Resolution Denounces Psychiatric Drugging of Children

The resolution comes after a week of activities lead by the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a mental health watchdog group, to warn and educate Cape Town parents and youth on the dangers of psychiatric More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Thursday, November 24th, 2016
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Lagos PSN Hosts New Executives of The Young Pharmacists Group

As a way of familiarising themselves with top stakeholders in the profession, the newly elected executives of the Young Pharmacists Group (YPG)  Nigeria, have paid a courtesy visit to the Lagos State PSN Chairman, More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Thursday, November 24th, 2016
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Ambode’s Wife Canvasses Reduction In Child And Maternal Mortality

In a bid to stem the tide on the recurrent death of mother and child during delivery, the First Lady of Lagos State, Mrs Bolanle Ambode has taken the campaign against infant and maternal mortality to the Ikorodu More...

By admin On Thursday, November 24th, 2016
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Pfizer To Improve Healthcare Through Community Partnerships

As part of its commitment towards collaborating with local communities for support and expansion of access to reliable and affordable healthcare, Pfizer in Nigeria has donated some cardiovascular test strips to More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
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PSN Venerates Ayebae, Chukwuka, Soremekun With Honourary Membership Awards

Amidst a deafening applause, the trio of Dr Chukwuka Obiorah, chairman of Greenlife Pharmaceuticals; Dr Fidelis Ayebae, managing director of Fidson Healthcare Plc and Mr. Femi Soremekun, managing director of Biofem More...

By admin On Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
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Khoisan Monarch supports Children’s Rights March against Psychiatric Drugging of South African Children

Despite a 2005 “Drug Alert” from South Africa’s Medicines Control Council about SSRI antidepressants putting adolescents at increased risk of suicide, children and adolescents are still prescribed the drugs King More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
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Why You Need To Steer Clear of Red Bull

Although several publications have written at one point or the other on the adverse effects of energy drinks, but this has got no significant impact on people as the consumption of the ill-energy booster has not More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
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Study Links Vegetable Compounds To Better Cognition In Old Age

Are you age sixty and above, and are you struggling to cope with mental accuracy? If your response is on the affirmative, then this finding is for you. According to the new research published on Medical News Today, More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016
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Emzor Pharma Launches New Range of Paracetamol, Para1000

In its resolve to bring wholesome wellness into several homes, foremost pharmaceutical manufacturer, Emzor Group has launched a whole new range of Acetaminophen into the Nigerian market. Addressing newsmen during More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016
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Viagra Shows Promise of Preventing Heart Disease in Diabetic Men

They are known as first-line therapy for erectile dysfunction in men, but a new study has shown that Viagra can reduce the risk of heart disease in men with type 2 diabetes. According to the researchers from the More...

By admin On Friday, November 18th, 2016
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UGONSA National Secretary Urges ABSU Nursing School Graduands To Embrace Nightingalism

AN INDUCTION MESSAGE PRESENTED BY NUR. G.I. NSHI, THE NATIONAL SECRETARY OF UNIVERSITY GRADUATES OF NURSING SCIENCE ASSOCIATION (UGONSA), ON THE EVENT OF 3RD  INDUCTION/SWEARING-IN CEREMONY OF THE 4TH AND 5TH SET More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Thursday, November 17th, 2016
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HIV Prevalence Is Higher Among Nigerian Women Than Men-Dr Ezechi

For the Nigerian mothers, sisters and daughters to survive, and to bring forth an AIDS free generation, it is incumbent on all stakeholders to strategically plot against the conspiracy of nature, culture and man. More...

By admin On Thursday, November 17th, 2016
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Russian Experts Set To Unveil Innovative Pharmaceuticals To The Global Market

 The road show of projects selected by The Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation for introduction to global markets is to be held at Stockholm on November 24, 2016. Russia has set a course for More...

By admin On Wednesday, November 16th, 2016
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Pharmacy Technicians in the Healthcare System: Roles, Responsibilities & Challenges

The Pharmacy Technician obviously plays a very important role in providing pharmaceutical care to patients. This role often expands in the face of personnel inadequacy in the healthcare delivery, sometimes up to More...

By admin On Wednesday, November 16th, 2016
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A Lesson For Young Pharmacists In Nigeria

By Pharm. (Barr.) Steve Okoronkwo, MBA, FPCpharm, FPSN Pharm (Barr.) Steve Okoronkwo, MBA, FPCpharm, FPSN needs little or no introduction in pharmacy circle. His growing fame in the last 10 years may not be unconnected More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Wednesday, November 16th, 2016
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Prof Odukoya Wins 2016 May & Baker Professional Award

In what has been described by many as an award long overdue, Professor Olukemi Odukoya, a Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) and former dean, University of Lagos (UNILAG) Faculty of Pharmacy, More...

By Solomon Ojigbo On Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
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Sony’s Healthcare Solutions at MEDICA 2016 in Düsseldorf (Hall 10, Stand H57)

We’re showcasing the latest in our medical technology solutions. Find out more here: http://bit.ly/2fRItu5 source  More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Monday, November 14th, 2016
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World Diabetes Day: Over 5 million Nigerians are living with diabetes

November fourteen of every year is dedicated to diabetes campaign as World Diabetes Day is commemorated throughout the universe. Led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), World Diabetes Day was created More...

By Solomon Ojigbo On Monday, November 14th, 2016
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FirstWord Pharma Daily News Round-Up Video for November 10, 2016

The FirstWord Pharma Daily News Round-Up Video gives a recap of the latest pharmaceutical and biotechnology news. Stay abreast of the key industry news each day. Today’s video highlights include AstraZeneca, More...

By admin On Friday, November 11th, 2016
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Nigeria to mitigate FX challenges of local drug producers

Manufacturing industries in Nigeria have been given access to $660 million within the inter-bank market to supply raw materials and spare parts for their industries to ease the fx stress on manufacturing and More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, November 11th, 2016
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Niger State Governor Donates An Automobile To PSN

The President, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) Pharm. Ahmed Yakasai was in no small measure grateful to the governor of Niger State, Alhaji (Dr) Abubakar Sani Bello, for his magnanimous donation of a model More...

By admin On Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
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Top 7 medical apps for healthcare professionals

The healthcare industry is becoming more consumer oriented and innovative than ever before. The industry is developing intuitive mobile medical and apps that monitor vital signs, analyse blood and urine, track medication More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
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NIMR Charts Road Map For Achieving Health-Related SDGs

For the health-related component of the Sustainable Development Goals to be a reality before the 2030 deadline, the Federal Government must be ready to fund implementation of research policies to the letter, the More...

By admin On Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
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UNESCO-Merck Africa Research Summit ‐ MARS 2016

UNESCO-MARS aims to bring together researchers from across Africa to discuss the generation, sharing and dissemination of research data and to prepare for the road ahead in Africa’s development as an international More...

By admin On Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
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Nestle Chairman Marks 70th Birthday

  –     Urges Nigerians to embrace locally manufactured products (By Chinwe Odita) There was a lot to eat and drink as close associates and family members of Engr. David Chidolue Ifezulike, the chairman More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Monday, November 7th, 2016
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PSN President Welcomes All Delegates As The Conference Commences Today

As the 89th PSN conference commences in Minna, Niger State today, the PSN President, Pharm Ahmed Yakasai, has sent his warm greetings to all participants, wishing them a delightful stay and successful deliberation.   More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Monday, November 7th, 2016
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WACN Charts Roadmap For Advancing Nursing, Healthcare In Nigeria

In order to advance nursing and healthcare in Nigeria, healthcare providers, especially nurses, must begin to exploit emerging technological advancement for effective services, create smart educational models for More...

By admin On Monday, November 7th, 2016
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OAU Reschedules 3rd Sir Ifeanyi Atueyi Pharmacy Schools Contest

Organisers of the annual Sir Ifeanyi Atueyi Inter-Pharmacy School Essay & Debate Competition have officially announced a change of date for the 2016 edition. The literary contest which was originally scheduled More...

By admin On Monday, November 7th, 2016
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FIP Launches Strategy For Enhancing Global Pharmacy Workforce Productivity

A global vision and goals to transform pharmacy education and the pharmacy workforce are published today by the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) during a unique conference of national pharmacy leaders More...

By admin On Saturday, November 5th, 2016
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“Merck More than a Mother” addresses infertility challenges and solutions in Africa

The high level panel of ministers, parliamentarians and global fertility experts from IFFS and Africa Fertility Society highlighted lack of access to regulated fertility care and awareness about infertility management More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Friday, November 4th, 2016
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Nigerian Pharma Sector Is In Intensive Care – Yakasai

The pharmaceutical sector of the Nigerian economy is currently in a critical state and to avert total collapse, government must encourage local pharmaceutical manufacturers with special consideration on Forex, import More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Friday, November 4th, 2016
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NAIP To Partner Dangote Group On Petrochemicals

In a renewed effort to make the pharmaceutical industry self-reliant through local sourcing of raw materials, the Association of Industrial Pharmacists of Nigeria (NAIP) has concluded arrangements to enter into More...

By admin On Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016
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Tackling Bruxism In Children

(Compiled by Chinwe Odita) Teeth grinding, or “bruxism,” is a common habit among children, particularly those under age 11. It’s so common, that many consider it a normal childhood habit that will sooner More...

By admin On Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016
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Recession: Declare State Of Emergency In Pharma Sector, Alkali Urges FG

To sustain the nation’s pharmaceutical sector and ensure continued access to quality healthcare services, the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN) has urged the Federal Government of Nigeria More...

By admin On Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016
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Nigerian Economy: A Self-Imposed Calamity

We are going through the worst period in our history as a nation as far as the economy is concerned. Virtually everything is at a standstill. It started with the rumours of increased petrol price which soon became More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016
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Expert Decries Poor Contribution Of Pharma Manufacturers To GDP

… Says drug production remains at zero level For the pharmaceutical industry to contribute meaningfully to national development, stakeholders must ensure the viability and expansion of local drug production, Pharm. More...