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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 admin 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 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...

By admin On Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017
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FIP Calls On Pharmacy Leaders To Transform Workforce

A series of statements to support schools of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences, and providers of continuing education with self-assessment, monitoring, identification of gaps and strategic planning in order to More...

By admin On Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017
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Rethinking The Nation’s Approach To Disease Outbreaks

The ongoing cerebrospinal meningitis outbreak in Nigeria, which, so far, has killed over 800 people, has once again exposed the nation’s lack of preparedness for public health emergencies. It is saddening to note More...

By admin On Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017
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Court Dismisses NVMA Suit Against PCN

The Federal High Court, Abuja, has dismissed the suit filed by the Nigeria Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA) against the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) on the regulation of veterinary drugs and others. The More...

By admin On Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017
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SKG Rewards Loyal Trade Partners

–       Launches Rulox tablet In apparent show of appreciation, SKG Pharma Limited recently organised a trade partners conference to reward its customers for businesses transacted with the company for More...

By admin On Monday, May 1st, 2017
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Ghana, Kenya and Malawi to pilot malaria vaccine trial – UN

The United Nations health agency’s regional office for Africa has announced that Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi will take part in a breakthrough pilot programme to make the world’s first malaria vaccine available More...

By admin On Monday, May 1st, 2017
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Cliantha Research acquires Inflamax Research

Cliantha Research is proud to announce the acquisition of Inflamax Research. Inflamax has locations in Toronto, ON; Neptune, NJ and Newark, NJ. Cliantha Research will have the capabilities to perform Phase I, II, More...

By admin On Thursday, April 27th, 2017
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UNICEF reaches almost half of the world’s children with life-saving vaccines

UNICEF procured 2.5 billion doses of vaccines to children in nearly 100 countries in 2016, reaching almost half of the world’s children under the age of five. The figures, released during World Immunization Week, More...

By admin On Thursday, April 27th, 2017
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New hepatitis data highlight need for urgent global response

New WHO data reveals that an estimated 325 million people worldwide are living with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The WHO Global hepatitis report, 2017 indicates that the More...

By admin On Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
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World Leaders Recommit to Ending Neglected Tropical Diseases, Citing Remarkable Progress Since 2012

Governments and private donors pledge US$812 million around five-day summit in Geneva; World Health Organization releases data showing medicines to prevent NTDs reach nearly a billion people each year GENEVA, Switzerland, More...

By admin On Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
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PharmAccess Foundation partners with Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Awards

PharmAccess Foundation Nigeria, a leading and diversified non-government organization dedicated to improving access to better healthcare in Africa is partnering with Nigeria Healthcare Excellence Award (NHEA 2017). More...

By admin On Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
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World Immunisation Week: Accelerating Global Access to Vaccines in Developing Countries

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to commemorate the World Immunisation Week, which spans from 24-30 April, with the theme: “Vaccines Work”, Pfizer has expressed her dedication to increasing access More...

By admin On Monday, April 24th, 2017
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World Meningitis Day: Eliminating Diseases Through Vaccination

Vaccines have significantly reduced the threat of diseases that were once widespread and sometimes fatal. Today, more people benefit from safe and efficacious vaccines than ever before – and the list of diseases More...

By admin On Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
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Dr Ebigwei-Ibru is our Personality For April

Pharm. (Dr) Margaret Ebigwei-Ibru is the founder, ST&T Regency International Schools, an institute that educates children from three months to 18 years. She attended the Federal School of Science, Onikan, Lagos, More...

By admin On Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
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Igwilo:Celebrating A Distinguished Professor of Pharmacy

On 26 January, Professor Cecilia Ihuoma Igwilo bagged the “Distinguished Professor” award of the University of Lagos (UNILAG). Prof. Cecilia Igwilo (Centre) being conferred with the award at the occasion The More...

By admin On Monday, April 17th, 2017
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Nationwide immunization campaign protects 5 million children against polio in war-torn Yemen

Support from the World Bank, WHO and UNICEF critical to reach every vulnerable child In an effort to keep Yemen polio-free, nearly 5 million children under the age of five have been vaccinated in a nationwide campaign More...

By admin On Sunday, April 16th, 2017
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Guinea battling a large scale measles epidemic

Since the beginning of the year there have been 3468 confirmed cases and 14 deaths due to measles in Guinea The international humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders (MSF) More...

By admin On Saturday, April 15th, 2017
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Radical increase in water and sanitation investment required to meet development targets

Countries are not increasing spending fast enough to meet the water and sanitation targets under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), says a new report published by WHO on behalf of UN-Water – the United More...

By admin On Friday, April 14th, 2017
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Re:Benzoic Acid in Fanta: Negligence Or Nonchalance?

In the May 25th 2008 edition of The Daily Mail in the United Kingdom (UK), it was reported that the soft drink giant, Coca-Cola is phasing out a controversial additive that has been linked to hyperactivity and causing More...

By admin On Sunday, April 9th, 2017
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WHO supports new initiative for easy access to health services in South Sudan’s rural communities

Currently, only 40% of people in South Sudan are within reach of health facilities and have consistent access to primary health care services. The World Health Organization (WHO) is supporting the Republic of More...

By admin On Saturday, April 8th, 2017
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WHO Calls On African Governments To Ensure Strong Vaccine Safety Systems

To date, WHO considers that less than half of its Member States including most African countries have adequate capacity for vaccine safety  A working dinner to discuss the Global Vaccine Safety Initiative (GVSI) More...

By admin On Friday, April 7th, 2017
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World Health Day: Experts Link Rise In Suicide To Depression

As Nigerians join the rest of the world to commemorate the World Health Day, psychiatrists have attributed recent upsurge in suicide cases to depression, with additional factors of hopelessness; post-traumatic stress More...

By admin On Wednesday, April 5th, 2017
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Saving Nigerians From Glaucoma Blindness

The recent disclosure by the Glaucoma Patients Care Initiative (GPCI) that about 1.8 million Nigerians are suffering from glaucoma – a group of eye diseases characterised by silent and gradual loss of vision More...

By admin On Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
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Prof. Oluyinka Olutoye – The Surgeon With A Difference

A surgeon who has made exceptional contributions to the art and science of surgery, Prof. Oluyinka Olutoye has, without a doubt, distinguished himself in the medical field. Described by NBC News Dateline programme More...

By admin On Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
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Turn Your Scars To Stars

By Pharm. Sesan Kareem Friend, you have what it takes to turn your scars to stars, discomforts to comforts, failures to successes, and disadvantages to advantages. Yes, you have the courage to rise above pessimism More...

By admin On Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
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Managing Cough In Children

By Pharm. (Mrs) Timeyin Ogungbe Children who cough are frequently seen in community practice. Determining what is “normal” cough from that which is abnormal can be challenging for both parents and primary care More...

By admin On Monday, April 3rd, 2017
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WHO Launches Global Effort To Reduce Medication-Related Errors In 5 Years

WHO on 29th March, 2017, launched a global initiative to reduce severe, avoidable medication-associated harm in all countries by 50% over the next 5 years. The Global Patient Safety Challenge on Medication Safety More...

By admin On Sunday, April 2nd, 2017
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Depression Tops List Of Causes Of Ill Health – WHO

30 March 2017 | GENEVA – Depression is the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide. According to the latest estimates from WHO, more than 300 million people are now living with depression, an 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 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 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 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...