Date archive forMarch, 2017
By Ifeanyi Atueyi On Friday, March 31st, 2017
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Theologian William Barclay once said, “There are two great days in a person’s life – the day we were born and the day we discover why.” Every human being is important to God. John 3:16 says, ‘For God so More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Friday, March 31st, 2017
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Only Full Implementation Of NDDG Can Curb Drug Counterfeiting – Pharm. Okwor

Pharm. Ikechukwu Okwor is chairman, Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN), Nassarawa State Chapter. An alumnus of University of Nigeria (UNN), Nsukka, Okwor is also the managing director of Silver More...

By admin On Friday, March 31st, 2017
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ALPs Lists, Acknowledges All Sponsors in 2016

The Association of Lady Pharmacists (ALPs) Lagos State branch is using this medium to appreciate the corporate and individual sponsors of her programmes in 2016, for their enormous contributions to the success More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Thursday, March 30th, 2017
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 How Nigeria Can Exit League of Tuberculosis Endemic Nations –Adejumo

As Nigeria joined rest of the world to celebrate World Tuberculosis Day on 24 March, no fewer than a hundred people benefitted from the Tuberculosis/Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) awareness and screening campaign More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Thursday, March 30th, 2017
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My Early Knowledge Of Christ Made Me A Better Pharmacist – Prof. Olurinola

Prof. Philip Folaranmi Olurinola Prof. Philip Folaranmi Olurinola is a revered academic pharmacist and fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (FPSN). In this interview with Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis, Olurinola More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Thursday, March 30th, 2017
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PCN Applauds UDUSOK Over Reaccreditation Of Pharmacy Faculty

– Expresses worry over internship centres for graduates In a renewed show of solidarity, the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) has congratulated the management of Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto (UDUSOK) More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Wednesday, March 29th, 2017
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Scientists Discover Nasal Spray To Prevent Meningitis

WHO Insists On Prompt Awareness Campaign Experts Reveal Natural Remedies To Meningitis Prevention Following the outbreak of meningitis in the northern part of the country, which has claimed no fewer than 211 lives More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Wednesday, March 29th, 2017
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Beware: Reheating Refrigerated Leftovers Could Be Poisonous, Doctor Warned

The norm in this clime averts the act of trashing excess foods, but recent findings have warned that warming leftover rice, potatoes, chickens, boiled egg, Mushrooms, could be very dangerous to the human system. The More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, March 28th, 2017
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Study Links Frequent Visits To The Loo At Night to Excessive Salt Intake

. Recommends diet change for people affected To some people, their use of the toilet two to three times before dawn is just as normal as every other thing, whereas it is unknown to them that that is an indication More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Monday, March 27th, 2017
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Fibre Supplement Offers Hope For Asthmatics

In what has been described as a ground-breaking study by many, scientists from the University of Newcastle have achieved a feat in discovering fibre supplements  that could control asthma that have hitherto resisted More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Monday, March 27th, 2017
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Public Apathy To Tuberculosis Worries Public Health Pharmacists

As APHePoN experiences huge turnout at 2017 World Tuberculosis Screening As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to celebrate the World Tuberculosis Day, no fewer than a hundred people have benefited from the 2017 More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Monday, March 27th, 2017
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Revealed: Natural Secrets of Cultivating Long Hair, Radiant Skin, Others

Observations have shown that the number of hours spent at the saloon for makeover is not commensurable to the outcomes, as treatment received by many females and even males have declined to produce the needed results. But More...

By admin On Monday, March 27th, 2017
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SPER 2017 International Conference & Exhibition on “Nurturing Pharmaceutical Sciences”

Society of Pharmaceutical Education & Research [SPER] has successfully organized its 6th Annual International Conference & Exhibition [SPER 2017] at Jaipur National University, Jaipur [Rajasthan] India More...

By admin On Sunday, March 26th, 2017
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Asia Pharma & Lab Expo 2017 showcases latest pharma manufacturing technologies

With 612 exhibiting companies from 29 countries and attended by more than 10,600 trade attendee. The 9th Asia Pharma Expo 2017 and Asia Lab Expo 2017 – an international exhibition on COMPLETE pharma manufacturing More...

By admin On Saturday, March 25th, 2017
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WHO issues ethics guidance to protect rights of TB patients

World TB Day 2017 – Unite efforts to leave no one behind New tuberculosis (TB) ethics guidance, launched today by the World Health Organization (WHO), aims to help ensure that countries implementing the End TB More...

Bwari Area Council immunises 140,273 children
By admin On Friday, March 24th, 2017
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Africa unites to tackle threat of polio in West and Central Africa

Joint news release UNICEF/WHO More than 190 000 polio vaccinators in 13 countries across west and central Africa will immunize more than 116 million children over the next week, to tackle the last remaining stronghold More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
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Lagos ALPs enlightens students, teachers on prevention of diseases

-Holds 2017 annual school health moral programme Thursday, 23 March, 2017 will remain an indelible memory in the hearts of the pupils and students of the Apostolic Nursery & Primary and Grammar School, Orishigun, More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
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GSK appoints Bhushan Akshikar as new managing director in Nigeria

GlaxoSmithKline, a multinational pharmaceutical company, has announced the appointment of Bhushan Akshikar as its managing director in Nigeria. The appointment of Akshikar became imperative after the former managing More...

By admin On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
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World Water Day 2017: ‘Why Waste Water?’

Investing in adequate infrastructure to address efficient and sustainable wastewater management United Nations World Water Day is an international observance held every March 22 that provides an opportunity to learn More...

By admin On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
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Prof. Odidi visits Faculty of Pharmacy, UNILAG

Dr (Mrs) Rebecca Soremekun, senior lecturer, department of Clinical Pharmacy; Prof. Boladale Silva, dean of the Faculty; Cecilia Igwilo, distinguished professor of Pharmacy; Prof. Isa Odidi, chairman, Intellipharmaceutics More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
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SWIPHA Nigeria now acquired by Biogaran- a French firm

Biogaran- a French generic medicine manufacturer has declared it official acquisition of the Nigeria’s Swiss Pharmaceutical company (Swipha) with the intension of boosting local production of drugs in Nigeria. According More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Monday, March 20th, 2017
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NAIP holds parley on 2017 pharma industry economy outlook

To help players in the pharmaceutical industry cope better with challenges facing the sector this year, the Association of Industrial Pharmacists of Nigeria (NAIP) recently hosted stakeholders of the industry at More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Monday, March 20th, 2017
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Leke Pitan lists health sector challenges, proffer solutions

A former commissioner for health in Lagos State, Dr Leke Pitan, added his voice to the growing call for the federal government to increase the budgetary allocation to healthcare in the country, while equally calling More...

By admin On Saturday, March 18th, 2017
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Hip fractures in the elderly

A hip fracture, or the complete or partial break of the femur, is a common injury. However, it is more common in elderly individuals. 90% of hip fractures occur in people over the age of 65. As we age, our bones More...

By Solomon Ojigbo On Friday, March 17th, 2017
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QuintilesIMS will provide reliable data infrastructure for the healthcare industry – Remi Adeseun

Pharm Remi Adeseun is the new country manager (West-Africa) of QuintilesIMS, a multinational healthcare information management and clinical research organisation. In this exclusive interview with Pharmanews, Pharm More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, March 17th, 2017
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1.8 million Nigerians suffer glaucoma, patients seek government intervention

The Glaucoma Patients Care Initiative of Nigeria has urged the Federal Government to come to the aid of citizens down with the condition, stating that the present statistics of 1.8 million Nigerians suffering from More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Thursday, March 16th, 2017
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NAFDAC, NBC to warn against the consumption of Fanta, Sprite with Vitamin C- Court Rules

-NAFDAC appeals ruling as NBC assures customers of safety of their products The National Agency For Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has been fined to the tune of two million naira for failing More...

By admin On Thursday, March 16th, 2017
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Baby with hydrocephalus (A tale of two Heads)

I met the baby on the ward. She was blind, deaf and unable to feed. Her head was as huge as a big watermelon and definitely too big for her neck. She could not sit, stand or walk at the age of 16 months. She was More...

By admin On Thursday, March 16th, 2017
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2017 market research report on presbyopia correction device, ibuprofen and spirulina

Orbis Research presents three valuable global market reports from the pharmaceuticals industry which can be the key for growth and expansion for the customers. The reports namely, 2017-2022 Global Top Countries More...

By George Emetuche On Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
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10th Law: In sales, patience is a virtue

Unbreakable Laws of Sales Patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting.                                                                                      More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
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Neurologists lament stroke incidence, demand government action

– As Bolar Pharma launches NeuroAiD Neurologists across the country have decried the increasing prevalence of stroke in Nigeria, warning that except urgent, strategic steps are taken by the government and More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
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Sylken boss, 17 other professionals bag PEFON fellowship

Pharm. Uche Nwana, managing director of Sylken Pharmacy, has swelled the rank of eminent pharmacists on the fellowship list of Professional Excellence Foundation of Nigeria (PEFON). Other pharmacy professionals More...

By Lere Baale On Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
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In search of visionary leaders

LEADERSHIP INSPIRATIONS FOR EXCELLENCE (LIFE) SERIES In the last two weeks I have met with a number of leaders to talk about leadership at various levels in Africa. In our conversation we also spoke of situations More...

By admin On Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
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The key to productive living

Your life is productive when you exploit your God-given potential.  Your abilities, gifts and talents can remain untapped and unused and therefore not useful to anyone, including yourself. Potential refers to dormant More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Monday, March 13th, 2017
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Will the new National Health Policy work?

In 2007, I gained admission to study for a Master’s degree in Public Administration at the Lagos State University (LASU). Since I had obtained a first degree in the discipline (Public Administration) some years More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Monday, March 13th, 2017
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New provisions in Pharmacy Bill will strengthen PCN, transform pharmacy practice – Mohammed

There are new provisions in the Pharmacy Bill awaiting passage at the National Assembly which will strengthen the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) and help transform pharmacy practice in the nation, Pharm. N.A.E. More...

By Sesan Kareem On Friday, March 10th, 2017
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Super tips for personal breakthrough

By Pharm. Sesan Kareem People often ask me, what is a breakthrough? How can I achieve breakthrough in my health, happiness, relationship or finance? How can I move from where I am to where I desire to be? A breakthrough More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Friday, March 10th, 2017
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Why government must increase funding for universities – PANS UNIJOS president

Domchak Yaknan is the president of Pharmaceutical Association of Nigeria Students (PANS), University of Jos, (UNIJOS) Plateau State. In this exclusive interview with Pharmanews, Domchak, a final year pharmacy student, More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Thursday, March 9th, 2017
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Watermelon, ginger, garlic, as remedies for kidney disease

The 10th day in the month of March is significant as it is globally chosen for advocacy on kidney disease, with lots of enlightenment on prevention and proper management of the disease. While the theme for this More...

By admin On Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
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About 1.7 million children die each year due to polluted environment – WHO

More than 1 in 4 deaths of children under 5 years of age are attributable to unhealthy environments. Every year, environmental risks – such as indoor and outdoor air pollution, second-hand smoke, unsafe water, More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
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Pharmacists doing R&G will regret later – Danjuma

Pharm. Shapi James Danjuma is chairman of the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN), Adamawa State Chapter and managing director, J.D.S Pharmacy, Jimeta, Yola, Adamawa State. In this exclusive interview More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
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Focus only on essentials, Akpa urges pharma manufacturers

As a strategy for surviving the lingering economic recession, a seasoned pharmacist has urged pharmaceutical manufacturers in the country to channel their efforts towards producing only essentials. Speaking with More...

By admin On Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
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The 20 percent duty on imported medicines

The scarcity of essential medicines and the consequent hike in their prices, started last year as a result of scarce foreign exchange. This has been recently exacerbated by the new government policy which compels More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
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Atueyi tasks ACPN leadership on commitment, conscientiousness

Managing Director of Pharmanews Limited and Vice-president, Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy (NAPHARM), Pharm. (Sir) Ifeanyi Atueyi, has advised the leadership of the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN) More...

By admin On Monday, March 6th, 2017
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Meet AIG Alex Okeke, our personality for March

Pharm. (AIG) Alex Emeka Okeke, hails from Amawbia, Awka South L.G.A. of Anambra state. He had his primary education in Awka and Kaduna between 1958 and 1964. He was at St John’s College Kaduna; Igwebuike Grammar More...

By Solomon Ojigbo On Monday, March 6th, 2017
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Dr Ameyo Stella Adadevoh

– A paragon of professionalism and patriotism. From a distant forest, evil breaks With death and dread upon its wake Young and old shuddered in vivid fear As savants pondered the villain’s flare  A nation’s More...

2017 WINNERS: Kazeem Folarin (also won ‘Best Chief Speaker’ award), Temiwunmi Akinmuleya, Khadeejah Babalola and Aliu Raji in a group photograph with the patron, Sir Ifeanyi Atueyi
By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Monday, March 6th, 2017
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University of Ibadan clinches 3rd Sir Ifeanyi Atueyi Debate Awards

The Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Ibadan (UI) has defeated defending champions, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife, to emerge as winners of the 3rd Annual Sir Ifeanyi Debate Competition. The keen contest More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Monday, March 6th, 2017
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Study links office jobs to heart disease

-Suggests daily walk of seven miles for office workers to beat risk Scientists from the Warwick Medical School at the University of Warwick, England, have found a relationship between sedentary lifestyle and higher More...

By admin On Sunday, March 5th, 2017
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R&D urgently needed for drug-resistant TB alongside other antibiotic-resistant pathogens – WHO

WHO reaffirms the critical need for research and development (R&D) of new antibiotics to tackle the threat of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB). “Addressing drug-resistant TB research is a top priority More...

By admin On Saturday, March 4th, 2017
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WHO publishes list of bacteria for which new antibiotics are urgently needed

WHO on the 27th of February, 2017 published its first ever list of antibiotic-resistant “priority pathogens” – a catalogue of 12 families of bacteria that pose the greatest threat to human health. The More...