Date archive forMay, 2017
By Adebayo Oladejo On Wednesday, May 31st, 2017
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Why Pharmacy Programme Duration Should Be Extended – PANS-OAU President

In this exclusive interview with Pharmanews, Olusegun Emmanuel Oluwagbade, outgoing president of Pharmaceutical Association of Nigeria Students (PANS), Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State, speaks More...

By Sesan Kareem On Wednesday, May 31st, 2017
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Discover, Develop And Deploy Your Purpose

By Sesan Kareem To me, studying Pharmacy was one of the greatest battles I had ever fought in my life. It’s a story of FAITH against fact, DETERMINATION against all odds, HOPE in the midst of uncertainties and More...

By Lolu Ojo On Wednesday, May 31st, 2017
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Disadvantages of Advantages

The story of humans is full of struggles. Over time, individuals, families, nations, groups and organisations have jostled to gain certain levels of advantages over others. This struggle is responsible for wars, More...

By admin On Wednesday, May 31st, 2017
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Preventing Another Ebola Outbreak

The recent announcement by the World Health Organisation (WHO) confirming new cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo has once again heightened the fear of a possible resurgence of More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Tuesday, May 30th, 2017
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How Honesty Gave Me Major Career Breakthrough – Elder Ekeghe

Pharm. (Elder) Nduka Ekeghe is not just a veteran in the pharmacy profession but one who is a quintessential example of how divine favour and personal integrity can bless and elevate a man beyond his imaginations. More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Tuesday, May 30th, 2017
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Expert Cautions On Increasing Tobacco Use in Nigeria

– As LWI holds GHB 2107 in grand style An expert in social and behavioural sciences from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, Dr Vaughan Rees, has urged the federal government More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, May 30th, 2017
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Three Hearty Cheers as Pharmanews Clocks 38, Gives Maiden Edition Free

Following the remarkable feat of 38 years of uninterrupted publication of the Pharmanews Journal, the management and the entire staff of the organisation, in a jubilant and appreciative mood, have expressed their More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Tuesday, May 30th, 2017
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Is Sudden Death On The Rise?

The recent sudden death of Senator Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke, the Ede-born first civilian governor of Osun State, a flashy politician popularly called ‘Serubawon’ (Scare them), has once against got me thinking More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Monday, May 29th, 2017
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Yakasai Commends Lagos PSN On Leadership Transition

– Highlights attributes of good leadership as PSN holds 2017 annual luncheon President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) Pharm. Ahmed Yakasai has hailed the epoch-making election of Pharm. (Mrs) More...

By Ifeanyi Atueyi On Monday, May 29th, 2017
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Your Job And Your Life Purpose

At this time of recession, many people are losing their jobs. Even well-trained professionals are suffering from lack of adequate employment to earn justifiable income. Young graduates are the worst hit. An advertisement More...

By admin On Sunday, May 28th, 2017
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BIOCAD expands into European markets through partnership in Finland

Biotechnological company BIOCAD expands internationally. The company plans to enter European market through partnership in Finland. This partner program covers collaboration in education, fundamental sciences and More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Saturday, May 27th, 2017
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Close All Open Drug Markets By June Deadline, ACPN Tells FG

The Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN), has joined other stakeholders in the pharmaceutical industry in calling on the federal government to ensure compliance with the June 2017 deadline for More...

By admin On Friday, May 26th, 2017
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First All-Africa Clinical Trial Summit and 5th Clinical Trial Summit Hold In Lagos

The 1st All-Africa Clinical Trial Summit themed: “Next frontier for growth and revolution in clinical trials: Africa is ready”, is billed to hold in Lagos, from 6-8 June 2017, at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, More...

By Solomon Ojigbo On Friday, May 26th, 2017
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Dora Nkem Akunyili: Fearless Reformer And Revolutionary

Ghanaian novelist, Ayi Kwei Armah, once titled one of his books, The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born (sic) – by which he implied that Africa had to still wait for its real saviours after having been failed More...

By admin On Friday, May 26th, 2017
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WHO Gets A New DG – Dr Tedros A. Ghebreyesus

Members states of the World Health Organization (WHO) have elected Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the new Director-General of WHO. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was nominated by the Government of Ethiopia and More...

By admin On Thursday, May 25th, 2017
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Merck announces 2016 winners, calls for applications for 2017 Hypertension Award

Merck aims to build hypertension experts platform across the globe through call for 2017 Hypertension Award applications to mark World Hypertension Day Merck (www.MerckGroup.com), a leading science and technology More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Thursday, May 25th, 2017
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Beware: Too Little Sleep Can Send One To The Grave Untimely

Many motivational speakers at one point or the other have listed less sleeping hours, as one of the disciplinary measures to achieve great success in life, but scientist have found that this negate the principle More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
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The More Fish, Nuts and Seeds You Consume, The Healthier Your Brain

The axiom ‘you are what you eat’, was vividly demonstrated by the findings of two different studies that validated that eating fish, nuts and seeds can help preserve your memory as you age. The researchers from More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
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Study Links Traffic Pollution To Premature Aging and Asthma

Although the regular exposure of Nigerians to air pollution, especially those from the motor vehicles exhaust and that from the electricity power generators, made it looked as if air pollutants are harmless, but More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Monday, May 22nd, 2017
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NHIS: HCPAN Canvasses Dialogue Among Providers, Stakeholders

Despite having many axes to grind with the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Dr Umar Sanda, president of Healthcare Providers Association of Nigeria (HCPAN) has called for dialogue among aggrieved members More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Monday, May 22nd, 2017
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PSN, May&Baker Inaugurate Committee For 2017 Professional Service Awards

The duo of Pharm. (Mrs) Maureen Ebigbeyi, director of Ports Inspection Directorate (PID), National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and Pharm. Gbolagade Iyiola, PSN, national secretary, have More...

By admin On Saturday, May 20th, 2017
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Research Funders and International NGOs To Implement WHO Clinical Trial Reporting Standards

Some of the world’s largest funders of medical research and international non-governmental organizations have agreed on new standards that will require all clinical trials they fund or support to be registered More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, May 19th, 2017
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How To Prevent, Treat Dehydration Headaches

Do you experience headaches frequently, and has the cause been diagnosed? If your answer is in the affirmative for the first question, but you have got a ‘no’, for the second, then it is imperative you read More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, May 19th, 2017
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Breakthrough: Real Reasons For Infertility In Older Women Revealed

The widespread misconception that women in their forties can no longer conceive due to the onset of menopause, may be losing its ground, as seasoned scientists have identified one of the leading causes of serial More...

By admin On Thursday, May 18th, 2017
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Schistosomiasis Kills 280,000 Africans Annually

The Global Schistosomiasis Alliance (GSA) brings one of the world’s biggest killers, schistosomiasis, to the attention of the G20 Health Ministers in Berlin #MakingSchistory: A giant worm in the Humboldthafen, More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Thursday, May 18th, 2017
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Tomato Extract May Prevent, Treat Stomach Cancer

Experts in the field of cellular physiology have validated it that extracts from tomatoes may prevent and even treat stomach cancer. Although several studies have suggested that tomatoes have anti-cancer properties, More...

By admin On Wednesday, May 17th, 2017
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FIP Outlines Models For Reporting Medicines Shortages

A new report from the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), released recently, provides an overview of some of the systems used to report medicines shortages around the world. “Reporting medicines shortages: More...

By admin On Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
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NAPharm/PSN Symposium Press Conference

The Nigerian Academy of Pharmacy and the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria has called for harmonious relations in the health sector to promote good working relation. The bodies disclosed this on Monday during a More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Monday, May 15th, 2017
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Beware! Pneumonia, Common Cold Could Lead To Heart Attack

It may sound strange and incredible to many, but the fact remains that scientists have found a significant link between respiratory infections and heart attack. A team of researchers from the University of Sydney More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Monday, May 15th, 2017
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Ahmed Mora Elected CAANU National Chairman

Following the ouster of Chief Richard Ahonaruogho, former chairman, Conference of Alumni Associations of Nigerian Universities (CAANU), Dr. Ahmed Tijjani Mora, former registrar, Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Monday, May 15th, 2017
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FG Cautions Nigerians on Ebola Resurgence in Congo

Following the World Health Organisation’s announcement on the recent outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Federal Government, through the minister of health, Professor More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Saturday, May 13th, 2017
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Meningitis: Death Toll Worries Community Pharmacists

… Accuse FG of neglect The Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN) has expressed concern over the high death toll so far recorded this year following the outbreak of Cerebra Spinal Meningitis in More...

By admin On Friday, May 12th, 2017
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UNICEF Pledges Medical, Psychosocial Support To Released Chibok Girls

“UNICEF welcomes Saturday’s release of over 80 of the girls abducted by Boko Haram insurgents at their school in Chibok over three years ago. “It is heartening to know that the girls will be returning to their More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, May 12th, 2017
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AHAPN Flays NMA, Urges FG on Rotational Headship of FMoH

National Chairman of AHAPN, Pharm. Martins Oyewole Infuriated by the alleged stand of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) against the implementation of the planned harmonisation of salaries of health workers More...

By admin On Thursday, May 11th, 2017
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Unbreakable Laws of Sales: 12th Law- Your Performance Is Your Reality

Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen. —    Michael Jordan                 Jamaica’s Usain Bolt stamped his authority as the fastest man by becoming More...

By Lere Baale On Thursday, May 11th, 2017
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Harsh Truths That Make Extraordinary Leaders Stronger

LEADERSHIP INSPIRATIONS FOR EXCELLENCE (LIFE) SERIES “It takes more courage to reveal insecurities than to hide them, more strength to relate to people than to dominate them, more ‘manhood’ to abide by thought-out More...

By Solomon Ojigbo On Thursday, May 11th, 2017
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Bennet Ifeakandu Omalu: A Pioneer Discoverer And Lifesaver

In contemporary history of American football, Dr Bennet Ifeakandu Omalu is hailed as a hero and lifesaver, though he has never for once participated in the sport. A forensic pathologist and neuropathologist, he More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
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YPG Executives Visit Pharmanews

The leadership of the Young Pharmacists Group of Nigeria (YPG), led by the President, Pharm. (Dr) Peter Benjamin Onimisi, recently paid a courtesy visit to Pharmanews corporate head office in Mende, Maryland, Lagos. The More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
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NAPharm, PSN, NMA Seek To Revive ‘Spirit of Las Vegas’

On Thursday, May 11, 2017, the Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy (NAPharm) in partnership with Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) is planning a joint symposium that seeks to further harmonise the collaborative spirit More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
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NAIP Seeks To boost Pharma Industry’s Impact on Economy

Eminent pharmacists, among whom were Pharm. Lere Baale, CEO, Business School Netherlands, Nigeria; Pharm. Sam Ohuabunwa, national president of the Nigerian American Chamber of Commerce (NACC); and Pharm. ‘Gbenga More...

By admin On Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
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The Quantum Shift in Pharmacy and The Resulting Benefit: The Place of The Media

(Being the keynote address delivered by Dr Lolu Ojo FPSN at the Pharmacoposium organised by the Pharmaceutical Association of Nigeria Students (PANS) at Oduduwa Hall, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife on Tuesday, More...

By admin On Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
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Managing Adverse Effects of Hormonal Contraceptives

By Pharm. Timeyin Ogungbe Hormonal contraception refers to birth control methods that act on the endocrine system. Many contraceptives rely on the use of steroid hormones. There are two main classes of hormonal More...

By Sesan Kareem On Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
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Master Principles For Curbing Depression and Suicide

On 7 April, 2017, the World celebrated World Health Day, with a campaign on depression. According to World Health Organisation (WHO), every 40 seconds, someone, somewhere in the world, dies by suicide caused by More...

By admin On Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
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How NIPSS Can Help Solve National Problems – Akhimien

–  Says next DG NAFDAC should be a pharmacist Pharm. Sir Anthony Akhimien is a former president of PSN. In this interview with Pharmanews, Sir Akhimien who recently completed the mni course at the prestigious More...

By Solomon Ojigbo On Monday, May 8th, 2017
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QuintilesIMS Will Provide Quality Data Infrastructure For Healthcare Industry –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, Adeseun More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Monday, May 8th, 2017
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Adewole, Akinkugbe, Others Bemoan Increasing Burden of NCDs and CVDs

– As NHF unveils study result on physical activity in Nigeria Leading health experts, including Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole; Emeritus Professor, O. O. Akinkugbe and distinguished cardiologist, More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Monday, May 8th, 2017
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Glitz, Glamour As UNILORIN Inducts 1st Set of Pharmacy Graduands

In what many termed as historic, the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of IIorin (UNILORIN) has churned out its first set of pharmacy graduates. The colourful maiden induction and oath-taking ceremony More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, May 5th, 2017
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How I Resolved Members’ Apathy Towards ALPs Activities – Ologunagba

Pharm. (Mrs) Modupe Ologunagba is the outgoing chairperson of the Association of Lady Pharmacists (ALPs) Lagos State Chapter. In this chat with Pharmanews, Ologunagba and few of her executives revealed to Temitope  More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Friday, May 5th, 2017
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Patent Medicine Vendors killing Community Pharmacy in Kaduna – ACPN Chairman

Chairman of the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN) Kaduna State, Pharm. (Mrs) Talatu Uwa Ebune, has raised alarm over what she called “improper regulation” of patent medicine vendors in the More...

By admin On Thursday, May 4th, 2017
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Meet Pharm. Udele Osakwe, Our Personality For May

PHARM UDELE MICHAEL OSAKWE is the product manager of Mega Lifesciences. Born on 4 April 1984, Osakwe is a native of Orhionmwon Local Government Area of Edo State. He had his secondary education at Nana College, More...