Date archive forJanuary, 2017
By Adebayo Oladejo On Monday, January 30th, 2017
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Why Sir Atueyi Deserves PANS Lifetime Achievement Award – Akhabue

Akhabue is president of the Pharmaceutical Association of Nigeria Students (PANS), University of Benin (UNIBEN) Chapter. In this exclusive interview with Pharmanews, the 500-level pharmacy student reveals some of More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Monday, January 30th, 2017
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Awiligwe Reveals Secrets Behind His Emergence As First Nigerian IPSF Chairperson

 The name “Arinze Awiligwe” is, no doubt, one that rings a bell among young pharmacists in Nigeria and beyond. A pharmacy graduate from the University of Lagos and former national president, Pharmaceutical More...

By admin On Monday, January 30th, 2017
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Pharm. Agaruwa is our January Personality

Pharm. Chibuike Uchemadu Agaruwa, chief executive officer and superintendent pharmacist of Euromed Limited, was born on 16 September, 1952. A native of Ikwuano North Local Government Area of Abia State, Agaruwa More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Monday, January 30th, 2017
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Popoola, Alkali, Others Task Pharmacists On Financial Discipline

– As Lagos ACPN holds Pharmacists Education Conference To ensure the continued success of their businesses, irrespective of prevailing economic circumstances, pharmacists must take financial discipline and More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Monday, January 30th, 2017
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Prof. Akubue Advocates An Improved Hospital Pharmacy Practice In Nigeria

The name, Paul Iwegbunam Akubue, is well-known in both the Nigerian pharmaceutical industry and the academia. To many, he is a professor of pharmacology and toxicology; to some, a Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Friday, January 27th, 2017
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US Expert Proffers Solutions to Drug Counterfeiting

An international expert in healthcare and pharmaceuticals has stated that to curb the perennial challenge of drug counterfeiting in Nigeria, there must be proper marketing surveillance, as well as sincere commitment More...

By Sesan Kareem On Friday, January 27th, 2017
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Youth Empowerment and Nigeria’s Development: The Missing Link

By Pharm. Sesan Kareem President Muhammadu Buhari on 21 September 2016 in his address at the US-Africa business forum on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, said, “Apart from our More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Friday, January 27th, 2017
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Dortemag, Kotra Launch Appeton Weight Supplements

Dortemag Ventures, one of the nation’s leading pharmaceutical companies, in conjunction with Malaysia-based Kotra Pharma, has introduced Appeton, a new weight-gain supplement into the Nigerian market. Speaking More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Friday, January 27th, 2017
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APIN Warns of Looming Scarcity, High Cost of Drugs

The Association of Pharmaceutical Importers of Nigeria (APIN) has once again warned of an imminent scarcity and increase in the price of medicament in Nigeria. APIN, in a statement signed by its President, Pharm. More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
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Reviving The PHC Scheme in Nigeria

The recent flagging off of a revitalisation programme to revive Primary Health Care (PHC) in Nigeria could not have come at a better time.  President Muhammadu Buhari, while inaugurating a model PHC clinic in Kurchigoro, More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
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What is time ?

I tried to find out what time is and its significance in life, and observed   that it has no simple universal definition. It is defined in different contexts.  In physics, it is defined by its measurement. It More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
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What are your health resolutions for 2017?

  While it may be necessary to seek the guidance of a health professional before adopting some health practices as resolutions, there are some health measures that have been confirmed by researches to be safe More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
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Recession: Don’t give up on Nigeria, Emzor boss charges

– As company holds annual thanksgiving dinner As the current economic recession bites harder in the country, a prominent industrialist has admonished Nigerians to remain upbeat as the nation is on its way More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
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Save Health Sector From Collapse, Experts Urge FG

…As HCPAN holds 12th Annual AGM/Scientific Conference In line with the World Health Organisation (WHO)’s recommendation that every country allocates at least 15 per cent of its annual budget to healthcare, More...

By admin On Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
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House of Reps Charges FMoH &PCN on Closure of Illegal Pharmacies

Worried by the nefarious activities of unqualified individuals in the trade and distribution of drugs , House of Representatives has mandated the Federal Ministry of Health and the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria, More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
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Drug Fakers Should Be Killed Says Governor Obiano

Following the influx of counterfeit medicines into the Nigerian market, the Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has suggested death sentence for fake drug peddlers. The Governor, who made the statement at the More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Monday, January 23rd, 2017
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Pharmacy students need proper mentoring, practical exposure – PANS national president

Oluwasetofunmi Alo is the newly elected national president of the Pharmaceutical Association of Nigeria Students (PANS). In this exclusive interview with Pharmanews, the self-motivated scholar reveals some of the More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Monday, January 23rd, 2017
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Pharmacy Council Bill 2016 Will Strengthen Pharma Industry – Mohammed

Pharm. Elijah Mohammed Registrar of the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN), Pharm. N.A.E Mohammed has assured industry stakeholders that the newly reviewed Pharmacy Council Bill 2016 will certainly strengthen More...

By Lolu Ojo On Monday, January 23rd, 2017
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2016: The year of affliction

Nigerians will not forget 2016 in a hurry. A lot of people in many other parts of the world will probably agree that the just-ended year was quite memorable in pleasant and unpleasant ways. Globally, the year closed More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, January 20th, 2017
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PSN Installs Education and Inter-Professional Committees

The President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) Pharm. Ahmed I. Yakasai, has inaugurated two new committees- Education and Inter-professional, at the Pharmacy house, Anthony Village, Lagos, on Thursday More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Thursday, January 19th, 2017
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YPG-NG Presents Her Objectives To PSN President

The President of the Young Pharmacist Group-Nigeria (YPG-NG) recently led a high powered delegation of young pharmacists on a courtesy visits to the President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Pharm. Ahmed More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Thursday, January 19th, 2017
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PSN Introduces New Registration Procedures for 2017

The PSN wishes to inform all pharmacists and pharmaceutical companies that arrangements have been concluded with the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) to facilitate a smooth registration season in 2017. This More...

By admin On Thursday, January 19th, 2017
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Oluyinka Olutoye – The surgeon with a difference

A surgeon who has made exceptional contributions to the art and science of surgery, Prof. Oluyinka Olutoye has without a doubt distinguished himself in the medical field. Prof. Oluyinka Olutoye He is the Nigerian More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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Early moments matter for children’s brain development – UNICEF

UNICEF today launched #EarlyMomentsMatter, a new campaign supported by the LEGO Foundation to drive increased awareness about the importance of the first 1,000 days of a child’s life and the impact of early experiences More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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Tobacco control can save millions of lives – WHO

Policies to control tobacco use, including tobacco tax and price increases, can generate significant government revenues for health and development work, according to a new landmark global report from WHO and the More...

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By admin On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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Job Vacancy for Analytical Chemist

A pharmaceutical company in a high growth phase requires an analytical chemist to manage and be part of their rapid growth.  Requirements: The ideal candidate should have hands on experience on instrumental analysis, More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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REVEALED: How to Remedy Your Vision Impairment with Vitamins

The eyes are a pair of indispensable parts of the body, which enables our daily affairs, without which movement will be difficult. It is however unfortunate to know that as crucial as these organs are, some persons More...

By admin On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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Vice President Insists on PPP for Healthcare Delivery

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osibajo has called for public private partnership (PPP) for effective healthcare delivery in Nigeria. The Vice President made this call in Abuja today at a stakeholder’s meeting More...

By admin On Monday, January 16th, 2017
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Kogi Governor Flags Off 2017 Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Week

In adherence to the decision of the Nigeria Governor’s Forum taken in 2009 to address the rising maternal and child morbidity in Nigeria, which stipulated the implementation of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Monday, January 16th, 2017
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Being the Eldest Child Places You at risk –Study Finds

Being the first born among your siblings could place you in a position of opportunity and risk simultaneously. It has been observed that first born children more often than none, are privileged to enjoy the undivided More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Monday, January 16th, 2017
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Nursing Council Releases New Conditions for Licence Renewal

In pursuance of an improved nursing care delivery and a continuous professional education for nurses, The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) has reviewed the requirements for renewal of professional More...

By admin On Friday, January 13th, 2017
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A Dose of Progesterone Could Prevent Recurrent Miscarriage

The lead author of the study, Dr. Mary D. Stephenson, explained that recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) is a clinical condition that occurs when a woman has two or more failed pregnancies within the first 4-6 weeks More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Thursday, January 12th, 2017
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Adeseun Emerges as Chairman of O’trafford Squash Club

Pharm, Remi Adeseun has been elected as the new chairman of the  O’Trafford Squash Club Ikoyi Lagos, succeeding Mr Larry Ettah, who just completed his tenure of 2 years as stipulated by the Club’s  Constitution. Adeseun, More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Thursday, January 12th, 2017
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Lagos ALPs Rewards Selfless Services of Past Heroes

Although it appears their services went unnoticed, but little did they know that a day of reward was on the way.The 2016 ALPs Forum  and Service Appreciation Day, was the occasion organised by the Lagos State branch More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Thursday, January 12th, 2017
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Tumeric, Charcoal, Strawberries better for natural teeth whitening?

While some ladies can spend their last kobo on any formulation that claims to give them a brighter smile, it is ironical to know that what they have travelled all the way to Sokoto to seek is actually in their ‘sokoto’, More...

By admin On Thursday, January 12th, 2017
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FG Alerts on the Resurgence of Bird flu in 26 States, FCT

A new strain of Avian Influenza virus, popularly known as bird flu, has entered Nigeria and spread to 26 states and the Federal Capital Territory, with over 3.5 million birds affected, the Federal Government has More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 11th, 2017
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NAPPSA Annual Scientific Conference and Exposition 2017

NAPPSA Annual Scientific Conference and Exposition to be held in Houston, Texas. The NAPPSA Annual Meeting is the largest International Nigerian pharmaceutical conference and exposition, attracting scientists from More...

By admin On Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
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National Healthcare Management Conference 2017 – Patient Experience

The National Healthcare Management Conference is a platform to expand advocacy and generate new ideas and opportunities to improve patient safety. This year’s edition of the  Confernce explores contemporary More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
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President Buhari Pledges to Implement Universal Health Insurance Policy In Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to reverse the general out of pocket payment for healthcare in the country, assuring the masses of a robust healthcare insurance programme, to take off soonest. The president More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Monday, January 9th, 2017
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An Hour’s Nap a Day Can Make Your Brain Five Years Younger, Study Finds

As the year begins and work resumes in earnest, it is normal for every employee to focus on meeting his goals and targets, not making provision for siesta. However, a new study has found that observing an hour’s More...

By admin On Monday, January 9th, 2017
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Expert Links The Consumption of Catfish To Cardiovascular Diseases

A medical practitioner, Dr Arikawe Adeolu, has warned against the excessive consumption of catfish, saying it could increase the chances of developing cardiovascular diseases. Adeolu, a practitioner at the Federal More...

By admin On Monday, January 9th, 2017
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Nurses Lead Campaign Against Rape

In what would be tagged the first of its kind campaign against rape, was held by the Institute of Nursing Research (INR-FCNSWZ), Nigeria in Ekiti state recently. The programme tagged “The menace of rape: the professionals’ More...

By admin On Sunday, January 8th, 2017
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Why I Established Lefas Pharmaceuticals – Asuni

Former managing director of GlaxoSmithKline (Nigeria) Plc, Pharm Lekan Asuni, has explained why he parted ways with the multinational company. In an exclusive interview with Pharmanews, Asuni who is also chairman, More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Saturday, January 7th, 2017
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Newly elected PANS excos pay courtesy visit to Pharmanews

Reels out measures to address students-related issues In a show of appreciation for its continual support over the decades, the newly sworn-in national executive members of Pharmaceutical Association of Nigerian More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Saturday, January 7th, 2017
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PMGMAN advises members to focus only on essentials

Pharm Okey Akpa, chairman, Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Group of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (PMGMAN) is a man of few words. Whenever he makes up his mind to talk, the taciturn pharmacist doesn’t mince More...

By admin On Friday, January 6th, 2017
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What you need to know about Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia, also called fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), is a long-term condition that causes pain all over the body. It is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, More...

By admin On Thursday, January 5th, 2017
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Certificate course in global health pharmacy for Nigerian pharma students

Pharmacy Students in Nigeria under the aegis of the Pharmaceutical Association of Nigeria Students (PANS) in collaboration with AB Global Health Initiative, an NGO based in Nigeria are set to host the first ever More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 4th, 2017
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Researchers now view glaucoma as a disease of the brain

Researchers now view glaucoma as a disease of the brain — a neurodegenerative disease — rather than simply an eye disease. Recent research has shown that the complex connection between the eye and the brain More...

By admin On Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017
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World Congress on Pharmaceutical Sciences and Innovations in Pharma Industry 2017

Following the tradition of successful Congresses held in several European countries, Dubai, Spain, Italy, India, South Africa and USA, the Organizing Committee of Conference Series LLC is pleased to invite all More...

By admin On Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017
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Nigeria Pharma Manufacturers’ Expo 2017 – Exploring untapped potentials

The Nigeria Pharma Manufacturers Expo 2017 (NPME 2017), an international exhibition on pharmaceutical industry is happening for the 4th time during August 30-31 to 01 September, 2017 at New Haven, Oba Akinjobi Street, More...