By admin On Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
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Initiatives Promoting Cancer Screening, Drug Safety & New Medicines Counseling Wins 2017 FIP Awards

A campaign that led to a long-term pharmacy service screening people for colorectal cancer was today declared the winner of this year’s International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Health Promotion Campaign Award. More...

By admin On Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
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Sierra Leone begins cholera vaccination drive in disaster-affected areas

More than 1 million doses of Gavi-funded cholera vaccines heading to Sierra Leone after severe flooding and landslides. Half a million people in Sierra Leone will be able to access the life-saving cholera vaccine More...

By admin On Monday, September 18th, 2017
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Malaria Vaccines Market to Surge past US$ 591.8 Million by 2024

The Global Malaria Vaccines Market is pegged to be valued at US$ 8.5 million in 2018 and is projected to expand at a CAGR of 102.8% during the forecast period (2018-2024), as highlighted in a new report published More...

By admin On Friday, September 15th, 2017
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Is Your Gut Your God?

Uncontrolled appetite makes your gut your God.  More...

By admin On Friday, September 15th, 2017
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FIP Tasks Pharmacists on Involvement in Disasters Management

Pharmacists have an ethical duty to accept responsibility, as health care professionals, for providing aid to others in disaster situations, and this means having plans in place to respond appropriately in the event More...

By admin On Friday, September 15th, 2017
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Real Reasons Chocolate is Good for Your Body

Contrary to the widespread notion that chocolate consumption is associated with different diseases, studies have shown that it can also promote friendly bacteria and reduce inflammation in our guts. The importance More...

By admin On Thursday, September 14th, 2017
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Pharmacy Contribution to Healthcare Is Beyond Dispensing-FIP Global Report

A number of advanced community pharmacy services are offered in more than 50% of countries and territories, which cover over three-quarters of the world’s population, according to a new publication launched Thursday More...

By admin On Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
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Nationwide Strike Looms in the Health Sector

Beginning from Wednesday 20, 2017, the Joint Health Sector Unions, JOHESU has directed its members to commence industrial action to press home their grievances against the government. The group, which tagged its More...

By admin On Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
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Top Five Ways to Get Adequate Night Sleep

Getting enough  night sleep has been a challenge for many people, but its merits cannot be overemphasised as it plays a significant role in your health and well-being as well as protecting your physical health, More...

By admin On Tuesday, September 12th, 2017
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Eating Salmon Can Boost Gut Health-Study Affirms

A new study has validated the suggestion of several researchers that salmon fish has a potential way to ward off agonising gut conditions like Crohn’s disease, diabetes and obesity. The study, conducted by More...

By admin On Monday, September 11th, 2017
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4th Nigerian Manufacturers Expo 2017 (Latest Update)

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By admin On Monday, September 11th, 2017
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Lagos NANNM Holds 2017 Nurses Week In Style

Ahead of the forth coming Annual Nurses Week and Scientific Conference of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), Lagos State Chapter, the association  is set to build nurses capacity towards More...

By admin On Monday, September 11th, 2017
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FIP Urges Governments, Insurers On Recognition of Self-Care

The importance of the full involvement of pharmacists in self care should be promoted by governments and insurers, the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) has said in its Statement of Policy “Pharmacy: More...

By admin On Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
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Oyo PSN Holds 2017 Pharmacy Week

The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) Oyo State Branch is set to hold its 2017 Pharmacy Week, which promises lots of enlightenment and education for the participants on economic recovery. Managing Director, More...

By admin On Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
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PSA Screening Can Reduce Prostate Cancer Death Risk

Contrary to early opinions opposing Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) screening, a new review has revealed that PSA screening has potentials to reduce considerable the risk of death from prostate cancer. The findings More...

By admin On Tuesday, September 5th, 2017
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2017 NAPPSA Annual Confab Holds in Texas

The 2017 Annual Conference of the Nigerian Association of Pharmacists and Pharmaceutical Scientists in the Americas (NAPPSA) is to be held 21 – 24 September, 2017, at The Westin Houston, Memorial City, Houston, More...

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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...

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 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 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...