Date archive forAugust, 2017
By admin On Thursday, August 31st, 2017
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Meet Pharm. Offor

Pharm. Ifeanyi Offor is a senior product manager at Mega Lifesciences. He holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Benin, Nigeria (2006), and a Doctor of Pharmacy from the same institution (2007). A More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Thursday, August 31st, 2017
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PCN Explains Why Closure of Open Drug Markets Was Postponed

-Offers olive branch to pharmaceutical technologists The main reason the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole extended the take-off date for the implementation of the National Drug Distribution Guidelines (NDDG) More...

By Lere Baale On Wednesday, August 30th, 2017
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12 Leadership Thoughts for Troubled Times

LEADERSHIP INSPIRATIONS FOR EXCELLENCE (LIFE) SERIES As a leader, people and circumstances will occasionally break you down. But if you keep your mind focused, your heart open to possibility, and continue to put More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Wednesday, August 30th, 2017
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Hospital Pharmacists Enlighten Mushin Residents on Healthy Lifestyle

Members of the Association of Hospital and Administrative Pharmacists of Nigeria (AHAPN) Lagos State Branch have advised residents of Odi-Olowo in Mushin Local Government to embrace healthy lifestyle, as it helps More...

By admin On Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
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The 4th Nigeria Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Expo Commences

It is time to explore untapped potential of Central & West African Pharma markets, as the fourth Nigeria Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Expo holds in Lagos, from 30 August to 1 September, 2017 at the Haven, Oba More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
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2017 Health & Wellness Summit Holds in October

The 2017 edition of the Health & Wellness Summit & Exhibition themed ‘Enhancing Health & Improving Lives’ is billed to hold on October 6 and 7, at The Atrium, Stadium Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers More...

By admin On Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
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NDDG: When Will the Postponements End?

The recent announcement by the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, that the implementation of the National Drug Distribution Guidelines (NDDG), has been postponed to January 2019 has once again highlighted More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
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PSN Urges Pharmacists To Embrace Technology

The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has urged pharmacists in the country to embrace technology in their quest to improve their practice and healthcare delivery in the country, noting that pharmacists and More...

By Ifeanyi Atueyi On Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
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Maximising Your Time

Time is the most common gift of God to man. The same amount of time is given to everyone, irrespective of the racial, ethnic, cultural, social or economic differences. You can neither slow it down nor speed it up; More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Monday, August 28th, 2017
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AHAPN Urges Commitment To Healthcare Goal

The Association of Hospital and Administrative Pharmacists of Nigeria (AHAPN) has called on healthcare workers to work assiduously towards achieving the triple healthcare delivery goals of increasing quality of More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Monday, August 28th, 2017
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Ikorodu Monarch, Ashafa, Others Laud Community Pharmacists at ACPN Day

Community pharmacists are playing inispensable roles in disease prevention and management, Senator Gbenga Ashafa, representing Lagos East Senatorial District, has said. Ashafa, who was chairman of the 2017 Community More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Monday, August 28th, 2017
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Pfizer, Sickle Cell Group Call for Government Support

The conference organised by the Sickle cell Support Society of Nigeria (SCSSN) in collaboration with Pfizer Nigeria, came to a conclusive end on Friday with lots of sterling outcomes on the treatment, management More...

By admin On Sunday, August 27th, 2017
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77th FIP World Congress slated for Seoul

The 2017 FIP congress is scheduled to hold in Seoul, South Korea from 10 – 14 September 2017. Themed “Medicines and beyond! The soul of pharmacy”, the congress invites an international audience of pharmacy More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Saturday, August 26th, 2017
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Now That President Buhari is Back

The saying, “Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown”, is a line from the play, Henry IV, Part 2, by William Shakespeare. The quote, taken from Act III, Scene 1, is an expression of the king’s frustration More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, August 25th, 2017
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ATM Day 2017: Prof. Iwu, Others, List Benefits of Food As Medicine

The Hippocrates’ famous statement: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”  was the central theme of discussion at the 2017 African Traditional Medicine (ATM) Day, as Professor Maurice More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Thursday, August 24th, 2017
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Omatseye Challenges Pharmacists on Their Roles in National Development

For the pharmaceutical industry to make significant input to the development of the nation, there is need for improvement in the contribution of the subsector to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) which is less than More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Thursday, August 24th, 2017
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First Lifestyle Medical Clinic Opens in Lagos

In its resolve to sustain the campaign for preventive diseases through effective lifestyle modification and clinical management, a team of Nigerian and Expatriate medical consultants across various field of preventive More...

By admin On Thursday, August 24th, 2017
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Dominion Partners Global Donates Medical Equipment to LASUTH

The Dominion Partners Global of The Latter Rain Assembly has donated medical equipment, Bibles and other items to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH). According to Pastor ‘Tunde Bakare, serving More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017
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UNILORIN Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Marks 1st PANS Week

Living up to its resolves to play catch up, the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) has hosted its first ever PANS Week. The three-day event which took place in Ilorin, Kwara State More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017
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Silva, Atueyi, Others Call For Collaboration Among Healthcare Professionals

–        As NAPA marks 15th annual national conference To further ensure that patients remain the ultimate beneficiary, pharmacists in academia and hospitals have been urged to embrace inter-collaboration More...

By admin On Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017
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About 10,000 Lives To Be Saved Through Malaria Prevention-WHO

– WHO and partners take on malaria: the top killer in north-eastern Nigeria Following more than 8 years of conflict in Borno state in north-eastern Nigeria, some 3.7 million people are in need of humanitarian More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017
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Regular Intake of Plant-Based Diets Reduces Bad Cholesterol Levels

High levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, which is also known as “bad cholesterol,” has been identified as a major culprit in the development of coronary heart disease (CHD). To curb the More...

By admin On Monday, August 21st, 2017
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Beware: Prolonged Sitting and Frailty Could Increase Death Risk-Study Affirms

High levels of sedentary behavior may increase the risk of death for frail adults aged 50 and older who have low levels of physical activity, a new study suggests. The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Monday, August 21st, 2017
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Revealed: How Avocado Seed Husk Shields You from Cancer, Heart Disease

Several studies have validated the various health benefits of eating Avocado, but a recent study has just   introduced a new dimension into the health merits of the wonder fruit, claiming the seed husk of Avocado More...

L-R: Pharm. Ike Ugwu, chief executive officer, Pharmacare Support Group receiving a Fellowship award plaque from Sir Ifeanyi Atueyi, PEFON Board of Trustees member while Engr. Ibikunle Oguntayo, representative of Prince Juli Adelusi-Adeluyi, looks on
By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Sunday, August 20th, 2017
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Ugwu, Iwuanyanwu, Nine Others Bag PEFON Fellowship

Founder charges members to be proud of the foundation Pharm. Ike Ugwu, chief executive officer, Pharmacare Support Group, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, chairman, Champions Newspaper and nine other inductees has joined More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Friday, August 18th, 2017
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Adelusi-Adeluyi Bags Retail Pharmacy Legend Award

As Alkali, Ehimen win other categories of Pharmalliance Awards In recognition of his selfless service to growth of pharmacy practice, Prince Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi, chairman of Juli Plc has bagged the 2017 edition More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Friday, August 18th, 2017
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Implement NDDG without Further Delay, Community Pharmacists Tell FG

–As Lagos ACPN marks Day The Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria ACPN, Lagos State Chapter has called on the Federal Government to as a matter of necessity begin the implementation of the National More...

By admin On Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
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WHO bemoans low rate of exclusive breast feeding in infants globally

According to a new report by UNICEF and WHO in collaboration with the Global Breastfeeding Collective, a new initiative to increase global breastfeeding rates, no country in the world fully meets recommended standards More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
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Hospital Pharmacists Celebrate AHAPN Day, Screen Mushin Residents

As part of the activities to celebrate the on-going 2017 Lagos Pharmacy Week, members of the Association of Hospital and Administrative Pharmacists of Nigeria (AHAPN) Lagos State branch, have visited the dwellers More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
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ALPs Takes Campaign against Drug Abuse and Misuse to Iyana-Ipaja Traders

Poised to stem the tide of drug abuse and misuse in the society, the Association of Lady Pharmacists (ALPs) Lagos Branch, has laid bare before the Iyana-Ipaja market men and women, the severe consequences of indulging More...

By George Emetuche On Monday, August 14th, 2017
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15th Law: Sales Is A Number Game But Always Shoot on Target

Unbreakable Laws of Sales Be sure you positively identify your target before you pull the trigger. – Tom Flynn Aim and shoot Any hunter who shoots without aiming is likely going to miss his target. Smart hunters More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Monday, August 14th, 2017
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Why I Returned To Pharmacy Practice After Foray into Civil Service – D. S. Wali

Pharm. Dahiru Suleiman Wali is one of few senior citizens in the country who have in-depth experience in the different aspects of pharmacy practice (hospital, industrial and community). In this interview with Pharmanews, More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Saturday, August 12th, 2017
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Embrace technology to improve your practice, PSN urges pharmacists

The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has urged pharmacists in the country to embrace technology in their quest to improve their practice and health care delivery in the country. The PSN president, Pharm. More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Friday, August 11th, 2017
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PSN Holds Strategy Summit

The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) is committed to shaping the future of the pharmacy profession in Nigeria by laying a solid foundation based on technology innovation, people and services, Pharm. Ahmed More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Friday, August 11th, 2017
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PSN, PCN, Others Task APF on Leadership Role in Africa

Stakeholders in the Pharmaceutical industry in Nigeria,  including the President, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Pharm. Ahmed Yakasai;  Registrar, Pharmacists Council of Nigeria, Pharm. NAE Mohammed;  More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, August 11th, 2017
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Pfizer Celebrates 60 Years in Nigeria, Relocates Office

Pfizer in Nigeria is celebrating 60 years anniversary, and several exciting initiatives and programmes have been outlined to make it a milestone  anniversary, said a release from the multinational company. The More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Thursday, August 10th, 2017
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Rectify The Rot in NHIS Implementation, PSN tells Government

-As Society Announces Lagos Pharmacy Week Following the provision of the Nigerian Constitution which clearly stipulates the role of government in maintaining the security of lives and property as stated in Chapter More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
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Mosquito Nets With Herbal Repellents On The Way- NNMDA DG

Pharm. Sam Etatuvie is the director general of the Nigerian Natural Medicine Development Agency (NNMDA). During a recent courtesy visit to Pharmanews office in Maryland, Lagos, Etatuvie spoke on the agency’s plan More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
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Curbing The Craving For The Unhealthy

To crave is to have a strong desire for something. The powerful hunger for such a thing sometimes becomes an addiction that dealing with the habit becomes very difficult. Years back, while working as a reporter More...

By Lere Baale On Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
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Pitfalls Leaders Must Avoid

LEADERSHIP INSPIRATIONS FOR EXCELLENCE (LIFE) SERIES Almost daily, diverse news media cover several stories of leaders at various levels from village level to global level, who failed in their leadership roles, More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, August 8th, 2017
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Experts Lament Shoddy Policy, Poor Funding in Health Sector

– As Healthy Living Communications holds Nurse Leaders Forum Nigeria’s healthcare delivery system will continue to underperform until there is a concrete and sustainable healthcare policy in the country, More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Tuesday, August 8th, 2017
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Embassy Donates Drugs Worth N3m to Ikoyi Prison

In furtherance of its mission of building a healthy society, Embassy Pharm. & Chemicals Ltd recently donated drugs worth over 3 million naira to the authorities of Ikoyi Prison, Lagos, for the use of the inmates. Speaking More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Tuesday, August 8th, 2017
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OAU Pharmacy Alumni Class ’87 Donates 150 KVA Generator to Faculty

…Holds 30 years reunion anniversary In a bid to give back to the institution that produced them, the Pharmacy Alumni Association, Set ‘87, of the Faculty of Pharmacy, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun More...

By admin On Monday, August 7th, 2017
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Selling With Kindness

Selling with kindness is a win-win, customer-focused process, driven by genuine thoughtfulness and honesty; creating mutual value for both buyer and seller. It is selling to people the way we want to be sold to. More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Monday, August 7th, 2017
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Oyawole Tasks Pharmacists On Specialisation

– says specialisation is the future of pharmacy practice Pharmacists in the country have been urged to embrace specialisation in order to consistently give their best as key members of the health team and More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Monday, August 7th, 2017
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De Royal Treet Donates 171 First Aid Kits

As part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme, De Royal Treet Pharmacy, a Lagos-based outlet, recently gave out 171 first aid kits to the 57 local governments, political parties and local council More...

By admin On Saturday, August 5th, 2017
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Prof. Emmanuel Ibezim is our personality for August

Emmanuel Chinedum Ibezim is a professor of Pharmaceutics at the University Of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), Enugu State. Born on 16 January, 1964, Ibezim attended Amaimo High School, Ikeduru, Imo State, where he obtained More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, August 4th, 2017
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Fola Tayo urges Hospital Pharmacists to Be Proactive

-As AHAPN holds 19th National Scientific Conference For the nation to feel the impact of pharmacists through the reduction of national drug index and provision of proven pharmaceutical care intervention, pharmacists More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, August 4th, 2017
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NAPharm Celebrates Juli on His Birthday, Presents a Giant Portrait

It was a colourful but quiet birthday celebration for the Foundation President of Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy (NAPharm) Prince Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi OFR, mni, FNAPharm, in Lagos on 2 August 2017, as members of More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017
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Good Morals Necessary For Studying And Practicing Pharmacy-PANS President,MAU

Vitalis Arinzechukwu Nwatu is president of the Pharmaceutical Association of Nigeria Students (PANS), Madonna University, Elele, Rivers State. In this interview with Pharmanews, the 500 Level pharmacy student discussed More...