Date archive forJuly, 2017
By Adebayo Oladejo On Monday, July 31st, 2017
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Gov. Lalong, Yakasai, Others Task Pharmacists On Nation Building

Eminent Nigerians, including Governor of Plateau State, Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong and President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Pharm. Ahmed Yakasai, have tasked community pharmacists in the country More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Monday, July 31st, 2017
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Nigerian Hospitals Still Unprepared For Disease Outbreaks – Idris

Less than three years after the country survived the dreaded Ebola outbreak, a medical expert has hinted that Nigerian hospitals are still unprepared to effectively handle another disease outbreak Speaking at the More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Monday, July 31st, 2017
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Abisogun-Afodu Lecture Launches N36m Endowment Fund for Pharmacy Research, Others

The maiden edition of Ladipo Mobolaji Abisogun-Afodu Annual Lecture which held on 18 July, 2017 at Prof. Ade Ajayi Auditorium of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has thrown open a window of opportunity for professorial More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Monday, July 31st, 2017
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Strengthening Collaborative Healthcare Among Nigerian Health Professionals is My priority – Egbujiobi

Dr  Leo C. Egbujiobi Dr. Leo C. Egbujiobi is a pharmacist and an interventional cardiologist, with specialisation in diagnosis and treatment of the disorders of the heart and the blood vessels. He is based in Beloit More...

By admin On Sunday, July 30th, 2017
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Salvaging The NHIS

The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) that had long been trailed by claims of inefficiency, has again been in the news in recent weeks for all the wrong reasons. The scheme, which was established with the More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, July 28th, 2017
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Alli Pledges To Take Lagos ALPs To New Levels

-As Outgoing Executives Set Professional Financial Record The new Chairperson of the Association of Lady Pharmacists (ALPs) Lagos  State Chapter, Pharm. (Mrs) Modupeore  Sadia Alli, has promised  to make meaningful More...

By Ifeanyi Atueyi On Friday, July 28th, 2017
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How Much of Yourself Do You Know?

Success does not come accidentally or haphazardly. You must know your strengths, weaknesses and what works best for you. You must take what is special about you into account in your business and personal activities. The More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Thursday, July 27th, 2017
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World Hepatitis Day 2017: Nigeria Still Among Countries with Highest Burden

It’s that time of the year again when all efforts are geared towards stemming the tide of the deadly monster of viral hepatitis. A laudable initiative of the World Health Organisation, it is debateable if stakeholders More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Thursday, July 27th, 2017
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FIP’s Chief Executive Officer, Besançon Resigns

The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) has announced the resignation of  Mr Luc Besancon as Chief Executive Officer, effective 1 November, 2017. Disclosing the development via a press release from The More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
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Pharma Manufacturers Honour USP Boss With Traditional Chieftaincy Title

In recognition of his contribution to the growth of pharmaceutical manufacturing industry in Nigeria, a group of pharmacists have honoured Dr. Ron Piervincenzi, chief executive officer of United States Pharmacopeia More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
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Yakasai Urges Pharmacists to Embrace Recession-Surviving Strategies

-As BOF holds 2017 Mid-Year Meeting/Annual Dinner Worried by the welfare of his colleagues in the face of the erratic economic condition in the country, the President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Monday, July 24th, 2017
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A Combo of Sugary Drink with Protein-Packed Diet Bring About Fatigue

It is ironical indeed for someone to kick-start his day with a pair of orange juice and burger, having the notion of being fully energised for the day’s work, whereas he has just crippled his chances of having More...

By admin On Monday, July 24th, 2017
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How to Get Rid of Your Back Acne

The genesis of the challenge could be having an oily skin, then it metaphors to blackheads or whiteheads, and it could still manifest in form of red spots, yellow pus-filled pimples, and scars. All of these are More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, July 21st, 2017
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WHO Warns Against the Looming Resistance to HIV Drugs

If early and effective action is not taken to curb the increasing trend of resistance to HIV drugs, global progress achieved in treating and preventing HIV infection could be eroded, the WHO has alerted. The Apex More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, July 21st, 2017
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PCN Constitutes Adhoc Committee on Internship Placement

Following the brouhaha over the central placement of medical interns at the detriment of allied health sciences’ students, the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) has set up an Adhoc committee to deliberate on More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Thursday, July 20th, 2017
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School of Nursing Boss Draws Blueprint on Clinical Data Preservation

Worried by the prevalence of clinical data dearth in Nigeria, a situation which has been described as inexcusable by many, Mrs Olayinka Owolabi, Head, School of Nursing, Igando, Lagos, has suggested ways out of More...

By admin On Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
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Over 12 Million Infants Worldwide Did Not Receive Vaccinations in 2016

 About 1 in 10 infants worldwide did not receive any vaccinations in 2016, according to the most recent WHO and UNICEF immunization estimates. This means, critically, that 12.9 million infants missed the first More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
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Healthy Breakfast Prevents Weight Gain

Following several findings of various studies that excess weight is not unconnected with increased risk of developing severe conditions like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer, scientists More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
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Regular Intake of Tomato Shows Protection Against Skin Cancer

Although eating tomatoes-rich diet is a tall order presently for the man on the street in any city in Nigeria, as its prices keep skyrocketing by the day, but studies have continued to affirm the effectiveness of More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Monday, July 17th, 2017
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Drug Scarcity Imminent, Unless FG Provides Forex – Osasona

The late chairman of the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN) Kogi State, Pharm. David Olatunde Osasona, before his demise raised the alarm that except the Federal Government urgently provides More...

By admin On Sunday, July 16th, 2017
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Merck Foundation commits to long term healthcare partnership with Government of Tanzania

  Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com) commits to long term partnership with the Government of Tanzania. During the high level meeting between Her Excellency Vice President, Dr Samia Suluhu Hassan and More...

By admin On Saturday, July 15th, 2017
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BASF Introduces New Class of Insecticide For Malaria Prevention

Independent trials in Benin, Burkina Faso, Tanzania and Ivory Coast have proven the efficacy of Interceptor G2 and Sylando 240SC against local insecticide-resistant mosquitoes WHO recommendation for game-changing More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Friday, July 14th, 2017
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UNIBEN Pharmacy Students Seek PSN, PCN Intervention over Colleague’s Arrest

  Uche Esegine Pharmacy students of University of Benin (UNIBEN) have started a ‘Free-Uche’ campaign to protest the continued detention of their colleague over what they termed unfair treatment of his case. Uche More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
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Experiencing Age-Related Memory Loss? Try Strawberries

It is interesting to know that strawberries could help prevent age-related mental decline, as suggested by new study. Californian scientists have found a compound in the fruit, known as fisetin, which eases cognitive More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
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Over 2 Billion People Lack Safe Drinking Water at Home-WHO

-More than twice as many lack safe sanitation The World Health Organisation has recently disclosed that some 3 in 10 people worldwide, or 2.1 billion, lack access to safe, readily available water at home, and 6 More...

By admin On Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
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More Intake of Coffee Can Prolong Your Life-Studies Affirmed

Good news to lovers of coffee as two new studies have validated it that greater consumption of coffee could lead to a longer life. One study surveyed more than 520,000 people in 10 European countries, making it More...

By admin On Monday, July 10th, 2017
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Daily Consumption of Citrus Fruits Slashes Dementia Risk By a Quarter

Eating an orange a day could slash the risk of dementia, a major study shows. Daily intake of any citrus fruits such as oranges, grapefruits, lemons or limes can cut the chances of developing the incurable brain More...

By admin On Sunday, July 9th, 2017
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Antibiotic-resistant gonorrhoea on the rise, new drugs needed – WHO

Data from 77 countries show that antibiotic resistance is making gonorrhoea – a common sexually-transmitted infection – much harder, and sometimes impossible, to treat. “The bacteria that cause gonorrhoea More...

By admin On Saturday, July 8th, 2017
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HIV response in West and Central Africa will not succeed if key barriers remain unaddressed – MSF

African heads of state met on July 3, 2017 in Addis Ababa to endorse the Emergency catch-up plan led by UNAIDS to accelerate HIV treatment in West and Central Africa. Consequently, the international humanitarian More...

By admin On Thursday, July 6th, 2017
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More efficacious treatment for cystic fibrosis on its way – FIP

We are a step closer to a better treatment for patients with cystic fibrosis. New research presented on the 22nd of May, 2017 at the International Pharmaceutical Federation’s Pharmaceutical Sciences World Congress More...

By George Emetuche On Thursday, July 6th, 2017
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Unbreakable Laws of Sales- 14th Law: Prospects Buy You Before The Product

You are the first Product. – George O. Emetuche In his book, Marketing Management: Analysis, Planning and Control, Philip Kotler put forward that the nature of a product can be divided into three levels or More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Wednesday, July 5th, 2017
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Pharmaceutical Sector is Nigeria’s Next Goldmine – Dr Anyakora

Dr Chimezie Anyakora, a consultant and chief of party of the United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) has called on the federal government to start seeing the Nigerian pharmaceutical sector as the next goldmine if it is More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Wednesday, July 5th, 2017
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IPSF to Host 2018 African Pharma Symposium in Nigeria

African regional office of the International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation (IPSF) has announced that the global body has concluded arrangement that the next African pharma symposium will hold in the country. This More...

By Lolu Ojo On Wednesday, July 5th, 2017
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Leave ‘David Moyes’ at ‘Everton’

“Competence goes beyond words. It’s the leader’s ability to say it, plan it, and do it in such a way that others know that you know how and know that they want to follow you”- John C. Maxwell David William More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Tuesday, July 4th, 2017
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Why Nigeria Should Embrace Peritoneal Dialysis For Kidney Diseases -Adcem MD

Pharm. Adeyemi Adewole is the managing director and CEO of Adcem Pharmaceuticals Limited. Established 25 years ago, the company is a leading provider of renal care services in Nigeria; its subsidiary Adcem Healthcare More...

By Solomon Ojigbo On Tuesday, July 4th, 2017
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Prof. Olufunmilayo Olopade: Pacesetter and Game-changer In Breast Cancer Treatment

Modern medical advancements have helped save millions of lives, giving many people a chance to live longer and healthier lives. These life-saving advancements would not have been possible without the contributions More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Monday, July 3rd, 2017
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AHAPN Condoles with Nigerians over the Demise of Danbaba Suntai

The Association of Hospital and Administrative Pharmacists of Nigeria (AHAPN) hereby condoles with all Nigerians, the good people of Taraba State and the family of the immediate past governor of Taraba State, Pharmacist More...

By Sesan Kareem On Monday, July 3rd, 2017
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Discover, Develop and Deploy Your Purpose (2)

In 2011, I started moving from one secondary school to the other in Ogun State with my great friends to share some inspirational insights with teenagers, with the aim of helping them avoid costly mistakes and becoming More...

By admin On Monday, July 3rd, 2017
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Beyond The May & Baker-FG Partnership On Vaccine Production

After over 12 years of dilly-dallying, Nigeria’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) finally approved the joint venture agreement between the federal government and May & Baker Plc to produce vaccines in the country. The More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Monday, July 3rd, 2017
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How Nigeria Can Benefit From Clinical Trial Enterprise – AGCPN

To boost the nation’s economy, encourage drug development and improve healthcare infrastructure, Nigeria must embrace and fully exploit opportunities available in the clinical trial enterprise – a multi-billion More...

By admin On Monday, July 3rd, 2017
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Governments in Developing Countries Should Embrace Pharmacy Models in Developed Nations– Dr Nwankwo

In this interview with Pharmanews for the maiden edition our Professionals In Diaspora column, Dr Nneamaka Adaobi Nwankwo who works as a hospital pharmacist at a Level 1 Trauma Centre in South Florida,USA explains More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Sunday, July 2nd, 2017
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Plateau ACPN Now Focuses More on Pharmaceutical Care – Pharm. Odesanya

Pharm. Olakunle Odesanya is the managing director of Molad Jones Pharmacy, based in Jos, Plateau State. He is also the state’s chairman of Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN). In this interview More...