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 me 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...

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 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...

By admin On Wednesday, May 31st, 2017
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Preventing Another Ebola Outbreak

The recent announcement by the World Health Organisation (WHO) confirming new cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo has once again heightened the fear of a possible resurgence of More...

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 Wednesday, May 17th, 2017
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Revealed: How Pharmacist Reenacted Judas Iscariot, Allegedly Kidnapped His Boss

The story of Pharm. Emeka Egbulugha, the Superintendent Pharmacist, of Maydon Pharmaceuticals aptly played out the famous biblical account of how Judas Iscariot, a disciple of Jesus Christ betrayed his master to 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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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...