Date archive forJune, 2017
By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Friday, June 30th, 2017
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Lagos DPS Justifies Sealing of Illegal Drug Stores

The Directorate of Pharmaceutical Services (DPS) in Lagos State has justified the sustained raid and sealing of unregistered medicine stores in the state by a joint team of the Lagos State task force and the inspectorate More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Friday, June 30th, 2017
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Anukwu Affirms NAIP’s Commitment To Affordable Medicines

–  As association inaugurates new executives The Association of Industrial Pharmacists of Nigeria (NAIP) is committed to expanding access to quality pharmaceuticals to the teeming population of Nigeria, Pharm. More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Thursday, June 29th, 2017
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Why Christian Pharmacists Fellowship Shuns Company Banners, Product Ads

Pharm. Adeshina Opanubi, secretary, Lagos chapter of Christian Pharmacists Fellowship of Nigeria (CPFN) has explained the reason the body has stopped accommodating placement of banners, exhibition of company products More...

By admin On Thursday, June 29th, 2017
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Evans Saga: Pharm. Emeka Finally Gets Bail

-Expresses shock over Dunu’s weighty allegations against him I have passed through the valley of death”.Those were the words, depicting a high sense of lamentation,from Pharm. Emeka Egbulugha, 33, the pharmacist More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Wednesday, June 28th, 2017
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Evans Saga: A Call For Vigilance

How does one avoid becoming victims of cruel kidnappers and two-faced individuals like Evans in our society? Mr Chukwudubem Onwuamadike alias Evans was, until now, considered a typical gentleman by most people in More...

By admin On Wednesday, June 28th, 2017
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What Is Your Identity?

Your identity is your distinct personality or individuality. At certain seasons in life, distress and disorientation arise from conflicting pressures and uncertainty about one’s self and role in society. This More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Wednesday, June 28th, 2017
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Pharmanews Voted Best Healthcare Journal of the Year

As Ohuabunwa, Emzor, Medplus, others win in other award categories Living up to its motto as the leading global health journal, Pharmanews has been officially voted as Best Healthcare Media (Print) of the Year More...

By admin On Tuesday, June 27th, 2017
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Millions at risk of waterborne diseases as rainy season hits communities affected by Lake Chad crisis

More than 5.6 million children are at increased risk of contracting waterborne diseases, such as cholera and diarrheal infections, as the rainy season begins in conflict-affected areas of countries around Lake Chad, More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Monday, June 26th, 2017
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ElectroClerk Software Can Revolutionise Pharmacy Business- MD

“Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship. The act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth” Peter Drucker. This aptly summarised the words of the chief executive officer, More...

By admin On Sunday, June 25th, 2017
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Malnutrition, thirst and disease threaten lives of millions of children in north-east Nigeria and South Sudan

The welcome announcement of an end to famine conditions in South Sudan this week should not distract from the fact that severe food insecurity continues to put the lives of millions of children at risk in north-east More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Saturday, June 24th, 2017
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Jos Is Ready For ACPN, Everything Is Set – CPC Chairman

 It is no longer news that the much anticipated national conference of the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN), tagged “Jos City 2017” which holds in the city of Jos, Plateau State between, More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, June 23rd, 2017
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Encomiums as Ologunagba Hands Over To Ali

It was an emotional moment for Pharm. (Mrs)  Modupe  Ologunagba, the outgoing  chairperson of the Association of Lady Pharmacists (ALPs) Lagos State, at the Biennial General Meeting (BGM) and handing over ceremony More...

By admin On Friday, June 23rd, 2017
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American Cancer Society, CHAI Sign Partnership With Pfizer, Cipla

Poised to improve accessibility to lifesaving cancer drugs in Africa, the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) have announced two separate groundbreaking market access agreements More...

By admin On Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
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Beware: Pretence is Capable Of Destroying Your Career, Confidence

“Some people like you, some people don’t. In the end you just have to be yourself.” – Andres Iniesta .The above quotation aptly captured the findings of the research which concluded that hiding your More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
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How Grape Extracts Prevent Colon Cancer

As a means to ending the third most common cancer in Nigerian men (after prostate and liver cancer) and the fourth most common cancer in Nigerian women (after breast, cervical and liver cancer) scientists have found More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
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Expert Announces Breakthrough In Malaria Control

A public health expert, Dr Sam Awolola has declared his findings on improved new tools for the control of pyrethroid –resistant mosquitoes in five states of the federation which are: Niger, Kwara, Lagos, Osun More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
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Vote Pharmanews For the Nigerian Healthcare Media Excellence Award-Print

It is our pleasure to inform our esteemed readers that Pharmanews has been nominated for the Nigerian Healthcare Media Excellence Award-Print.The Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Awards (NHEA) had nominated Pharmanews More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Monday, June 19th, 2017
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Jos City 2017: Expect An ACPN Conference Like Never Before – Alkali

As community pharmacists in the country under the aegis of the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN), are preparing towards their 36th Annual National Conference tagged ‘Jos City 2017’, which More...

By admin On Monday, June 19th, 2017
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World Sickle Cell Day: Nigeria Has 20% t0 30% Disease Prevalence-WHO

As Nigerians join the rest of the world to celebrate World Sickle Cell Awareness Day, the World Health Organisation has revealed that 20% to 30% of Nigerians are carriers of the gene responsible for the disease. The More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Saturday, June 17th, 2017
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Why You Should Replace Butter with Margarine

Following the spate of heart failures around the world, health experts have advised on the need for people to substitute butter and other saturated fat for margarine and vegetable oil, which are known to reduce More...

By admin On Friday, June 16th, 2017
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Nigerian’s Sweat TB Test Nominated for Innovation Prize for Africa 2017

Nigeria’s Olanisun Olufemi Adewole Sweat TB Test was nominated along 9 others for the 2017 Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA), to be awarded in Accra, Ghana on 18th July 2017. Innovators from nine African countries More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Thursday, June 15th, 2017
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How Eating French Fries Increases Your Risk of Death-Study Finds

Eating of fried potatoes frequently has been linked to the risk of death, a new study has found. The research which analyzed the eating habits of 4,440 people aged 45-79 for eight years, found that  236 participants More...

Bwari Area Council immunises 140,273 children
By admin On Tuesday, June 13th, 2017
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WHO DG-Elect Welcomes New Funding For Polio Eradication

World Health Organization Director-General elect, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has welcomed contributions and pledges of US$1.2 billion for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. The pledges were made at the More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, June 13th, 2017
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Alcohol Consumption Increases Breast Cancer Risk In Black Women –Study Affirms

Prevention is better than cure, says the popular adage, but this warning usually fall on deaf ears of alcoholics, as some have never imagined the possibility of living without alcohol. However, a new study has finally More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, June 13th, 2017
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PCN Signs Agreement With PACFaH On Family Planning Expansion

Poised to make family planning more accessible to the populace in their environs, the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) in collaboration with the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has signed a partnership More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Monday, June 12th, 2017
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Hospital Pharmacists Kick Against Central Placement of Medical Interns

The Association of Hospital and Administrative Pharmacists of Nigeria (AHAPN) has raised an objection to the proposed plan by the Federal Government to exclusively place medical graduates centrally, for the compulsory More...

By admin On Monday, June 12th, 2017
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How The Abduction Of Maydon Boss Gave Us Over- Evans

The leader of the infamous kidnap gang, Chukwudi Onuamadike, a.k.a Evans, that captured the Maydon Pharmaceuticals Managing Director, Mr Donatius Dunu, sometime in February 2017, has opened up on how the miraculous More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Saturday, June 10th, 2017
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Adequate Consumption of Red Onion Keeps Cancer Away

They are known as powerful vegetables with the pleasant taste and aroma they add to both local and international dishes. Beyond this culinary property of onions is the new claim that the tasty vegetable is full More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, June 9th, 2017
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DELSU Physicians Lament Rise In Syphilis, STDs Among Students

– Condemns Abuse of Tramadol, Spanor, Others Worried by the large number of male students critically down with syphilis and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the last couple of weeks, the Director, More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Wednesday, June 7th, 2017
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NMA, PSN Advocate Harmony Among Healthcare Professionals

–  Pledges commitment to collaboration to deepen cordial relationship The leadership of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) have restated their commitment More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Wednesday, June 7th, 2017
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PSN Lauds FG, May&Baker Partnership on Vaccine Production

-May&Baker MD says vaccines will be ready in two years time The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria has described the recently announced agreement between the Federal Government and May & Baker Plc to produce More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Tuesday, June 6th, 2017
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AGCPN Holds 1st Africa Clinical Trial Summit – Gives Award To Yakasai, Ogirima, Others.

The Association of Good Clinical practice in Nigeria (AGCPN) has called on all stakeholders in the health sector in Africa to join hands and work together to foster a mutually beneficial collaborative partnership More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, June 6th, 2017
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Local and International Stakeholders Mourn The Demise of Osotimehin

The sudden death of a former Health Minister and the Executive Director of the United Nations Populations Fund, UNFPA, Babatunde Osotimehin, has activated mourning mood among bigwigs in the healthcare sector, both More...

By admin On Tuesday, June 6th, 2017
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NHEA 2017: Prof. Akinsete, Mazi Ohuabunwa To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Professor (Mrs.) Ibironke Akinsete and Pharm (Mazi) Sam Ohuabunwa are to be honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Award (NHEA 2017) in Lagos, come Friday, June 23, 2017. The More...

By admin On Tuesday, June 6th, 2017
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BIOCAD Registers the First Rituximab Biosimilar in Bolivia and Honduras

In 2017, BIOCAD obtained a marketing authorization for its rituximab biosimilar in Bolivia and Honduras under the trade name USMAL. First shipments will start in the beginning of the third quarter of 2017. BIOCAD More...

By admin On Monday, June 5th, 2017
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Leadership Is A Behaviour, Not a Title

LEADERSHIP INSPIRATIONS FOR EXCELLENCE (LIFE) SERIES Today’s organisations face tough challenges, but these challenges are much easier to resolve when there is a capable leader behind the wheel. Companies all More...

By admin On Monday, June 5th, 2017
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13th Law: Failure And Success Are Predictable

Unbreakable Laws of Sales It’s not hard to make a decision when you know what your values are. – Roy Disney People court failure when they fail to plan The age-long saying, ‘‘He who fails to plan, plans More...

By admin On Monday, June 5th, 2017
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Importance of Technology In Pharmacy Practice

By Thelma Omosede Osaiyawuo Today, technology has a major impact on the working lives of billions of people all over the word. Many industries have embraced computer technology because of the benefits of automated More...

By admin On Friday, June 2nd, 2017
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Pharm. Bolade Soremekun is Our Personality For June

Pharm. Bolade Soremekun is the founder and CEO of Bolar Pharmaceuticals Limited. A multi-talented CEO, he presides over several organisations, includinge: BAS Consulting Ltd, a renewable energy consulting and capacity More...

By admin On Friday, June 2nd, 2017
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Management Of Arthritis In The Elderly (1)

By  Obiageri Ikwu B.Pharm Arthritis can be defined as acute or chronic inflammation of one or more of the joints, usually accompanied by pain and stiffness, resulting from infection, trauma, degenerative changes, More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Thursday, June 1st, 2017
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Atueyi speaks as Pharmanews clocks 38 (Video)

Pharm (Sir) Ifeanyi Atueyi in this interview speaks on how he established the Pharmanews Journal 38 years ago and how the journal survived a tough challenge that almost led to its closure in the late 90’s. More...

By admin On Thursday, June 1st, 2017
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AHAPN Hails WHA’s Election of Ghebreyesus, as WHO DG

Says it’s The Triumph of Objectivity Over Sentiments Tasks FG On The Review of Act 10 of 1985 THE ELECTION OF DR. TEDROS ADHANOM GHEBREYESUS AS THE DIRECTOR GENERAL OF WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION – A TRIUMPH More...