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By admin On Thursday, January 19th, 2017
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YPG-NG Presents Her Objectives To PSN President

The President of the Young Pharmacist Group-Nigeria (YPG-NG) recently led a high powered delegation of young pharmacists on a courtesy visits to the President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Pharm. Ahmed More...

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By admin On Thursday, January 19th, 2017
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PSN Introduces New Registration Procedures for 2017

The PSN wishes to inform all pharmacists and pharmaceutical companies that arrangements have been concluded with the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) to facilitate a smooth registration season in 2017. This More...

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By admin On Thursday, January 19th, 2017
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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. Prof. Oluyinka Olutoye He is the Nigerian More...

Children play with Early Childhood Development (ECD) kits inside a UNICEF tent at St Benedict school, in a IDP camp located in a former golf course. Since March 2010, over 1.495 kits have been distributed by UNICEF throughout  the country to support Haitian Ministry of Education and NGO partners in maintaining childhood development programs.
By admin On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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Early moments matter for children’s brain development – UNICEF

UNICEF today launched #EarlyMomentsMatter, a new campaign supported by the LEGO Foundation to drive increased awareness about the importance of the first 1,000 days of a child’s life and the impact of early experiences More...

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By admin On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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Tobacco control can save millions of lives – WHO

Policies to control tobacco use, including tobacco tax and price increases, can generate significant government revenues for health and development work, according to a new landmark global report from WHO and the More...

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By admin On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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Job Vacancy for Analytical Chemist

A pharmaceutical company in a high growth phase requires an analytical chemist to manage and be part of their rapid growth.  Requirements: The ideal candidate should have hands on experience on instrumental analysis, More...

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By admin On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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Vice President Insists on PPP for Healthcare Delivery

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osibajo has called for public private partnership (PPP) for effective healthcare delivery in Nigeria. The Vice President made this call in Abuja today at a stakeholder’s meeting More...

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By admin On Monday, January 16th, 2017
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Kogi Governor Flags Off 2017 Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Week

In adherence to the decision of the Nigeria Governor’s Forum taken in 2009 to address the rising maternal and child morbidity in Nigeria, which stipulated the implementation of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health More...

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By admin On Friday, January 13th, 2017
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A Dose of Progesterone Could Prevent Recurrent Miscarriage

The lead author of the study, Dr. Mary D. Stephenson, explained that recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) is a clinical condition that occurs when a woman has two or more failed pregnancies within the first 4-6 weeks More...

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By admin On Thursday, January 12th, 2017
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FG Alerts on the Resurgence of Bird flu in 26 States, FCT

A new strain of Avian Influenza virus, popularly known as bird flu, has entered Nigeria and spread to 26 states and the Federal Capital Territory, with over 3.5 million birds affected, the Federal Government has More...

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By admin On Wednesday, January 11th, 2017
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NAPPSA Annual Scientific Conference and Exposition 2017

NAPPSA Annual Scientific Conference and Exposition to be held in Houston, Texas. The NAPPSA Annual Meeting is the largest International Nigerian pharmaceutical conference and exposition, attracting scientists from More...

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By admin On Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
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National Healthcare Management Conference 2017 – Patient Experience

The National Healthcare Management Conference is a platform to expand advocacy and generate new ideas and opportunities to improve patient safety. This year’s edition of the  Confernce explores contemporary More...

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By admin On Monday, January 9th, 2017
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Expert Links The Consumption of Catfish To Cardiovascular Diseases

A medical practitioner, Dr Arikawe Adeolu, has warned against the excessive consumption of catfish, saying it could increase the chances of developing cardiovascular diseases. Adeolu, a practitioner at the Federal More...

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By admin On Monday, January 9th, 2017
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Nurses Lead Campaign Against Rape

In what would be tagged the first of its kind campaign against rape, was held by the Institute of Nursing Research (INR-FCNSWZ), Nigeria in Ekiti state recently. The programme tagged “The menace of rape: the professionals’ More...

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By admin On Sunday, January 8th, 2017
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Why I Established Lefas Pharmaceuticals – Asuni

Former managing director of GlaxoSmithKline (Nigeria) Plc, Pharm Lekan Asuni, has explained why he parted ways with the multinational company. In an exclusive interview with Pharmanews, Asuni who is also chairman, More...

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By admin On Friday, January 6th, 2017
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What you need to know about Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia, also called fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), is a long-term condition that causes pain all over the body. It is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, More...

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By admin On Thursday, January 5th, 2017
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Certificate course in global health pharmacy for Nigerian pharma students

Pharmacy Students in Nigeria under the aegis of the Pharmaceutical Association of Nigeria Students (PANS) in collaboration with AB Global Health Initiative, an NGO based in Nigeria are set to host the first ever More...

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By admin On Wednesday, January 4th, 2017
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Researchers now view glaucoma as a disease of the brain

Researchers now view glaucoma as a disease of the brain — a neurodegenerative disease — rather than simply an eye disease. Recent research has shown that the complex connection between the eye and the brain More...

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By admin On Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017
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World Congress on Pharmaceutical Sciences and Innovations in Pharma Industry 2017

Following the tradition of successful Congresses held in several European countries, Dubai, Spain, Italy, India, South Africa and USA, the Organizing Committee of Conference Series LLC is pleased to invite all More...

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By admin On Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017
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Nigeria Pharma Manufacturers’ Expo 2017 – Exploring untapped potentials

The Nigeria Pharma Manufacturers Expo 2017 (NPME 2017), an international exhibition on pharmaceutical industry is happening for the 4th time during August 30-31 to 01 September, 2017 at New Haven, Oba Akinjobi Street, More...

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By admin On Monday, January 2nd, 2017
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Happy new year from Pharmanews

A new year is like an unwritten chapter in a book, waiting to be filled with amazing stories and memorable events. We wish the best to our dear readers, because you are the most important part of our company. We More...

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By admin On Thursday, December 29th, 2016
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Lassa Fever Killed More People Between 2015 and 2016 – NCDC

According to the Nigeria Centre of Disease Control (NCDC) within the past 15 months a total 273 infections have been recorded and 149 people died from contracting Lassa fever. “Of these, 165 cases and 89 deaths More...

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By admin On Thursday, December 29th, 2016
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Niger state government partners with international NGO on free eye surgery

Albasar International Foundation in collaboration with the Niger State Government conducted a FREE EYE SURGERY for Nigerlites battling with various eye defects. About 400 persons benefited from the eye programme More...

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By admin On Wednesday, December 28th, 2016
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Nurses lead campaign against rape

In what would be tagged the first of its kind is a campaign against rape held by the Institute of Nursing Research (INR-FCNSWZ), Nigeria in Ekiti state earlier November this year. The programme tagged “THE MENACE More...

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By admin On Wednesday, December 28th, 2016
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National orthopaedic hospital dala Kano healthcare workers embark on an indefinite strike

Nurses and other healthcare workers at the National Orthopaedic Hospital Dala Kano today embarked on indefinite strike action. The strike is sequel to the 5 days warning strike that was embarked upon about two weeks More...

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By admin On Saturday, December 24th, 2016
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The origin and health risk of plastic rice

Since early 2011, social media rumours have asserted plastic rice was being manufactured in China, exported, and consumed by people in other countries unaware the rice they were eating was in fact not a food at More...

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By admin On Saturday, December 24th, 2016
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Hormone-disrupting compound provides new approach to malaria control

A chemical that disrupts biological processes in female mosquitoes may be just as effective as insecticides in reducing the spread of malaria, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The More...

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By admin On Friday, December 23rd, 2016
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May and Baker promotes three senior management officers

Pharmaceutical giant, May & Baker Nigeria Plc has announced the promotion of three senior management officers to the position of Executive Directors. The new members on the Board of Directors of the company More...

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By admin On Friday, December 23rd, 2016
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Experimental Ebola vaccine provides 100% protection against the disease

An experimental Ebola vaccine was highly protective against the deadly virus in a major trial in Guinea, according to results published today in The Lancet. The vaccine is the first to prevent infection from one More...

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By admin On Thursday, December 22nd, 2016
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Season’s Greetings From All of Us At Pharmanews

The management and staff of Pharmanews Limited wish you and your family the best of the Christmas season and the new year 2017. We assure you of improved services next year. Have a merry Xmas and a prosperous new More...

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By admin On Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
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May and Baker boss forcast scarcity of essential medicines by 2017

According to Mr Nnamdi Okafor, Nigerians should prepare for scarsity of essential drugs in 2017. Mr Okafor, the managing director of May and Baker Plc spoke at his office on tuesday also lamented the though situation More...

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By admin On Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
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Lassa Fever Resurfaces In Ogun State, Claims Two Lives

Activities at the Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, on Tuesday were paralysed as medical personnel and patients deserted the hospital after Lassa Fever claimed two lives in the hospital. The victims More...

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By admin On Tuesday, December 20th, 2016
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Holiday Drinking Can Damage Your Brain, Expert Warns

For many, the holidays are indeed the most wonderful time of the year. Families and friends come together and enjoy food, good cheer – and, often, alcohol. Commercially speaking, alcohol and the holidays seem More...

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By admin On Monday, December 19th, 2016
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Users Beware: Facebook, Instagram Reduce Bedroom Activities, Study Finds

Scientists have reiterated it overtime that your health status has a direct impact on your sex life, and this has shown with people managing one condition or the other. However, in what sounds like an incredible More...

By admin On Sunday, December 18th, 2016
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UNICEF partners with Malawi on the first humanitarian drone testing corridor in Africa

The Government of Malawi and UNICEF have announced the establishment of an air corridor to test potential humanitarian use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) – also known as drones. The corridor is the first More...

On 17th November 2016, UNICEF Nutrition Officer, Aishat Abdullahi, assesses 7 month old Umara Bukar for malnutrition at a UNICEF supported health clinic at Muna Garage IDP camp, Maiduguri, Borno State, northeast Nigeria as Umara’s mother (in black) looks on.  20 days ago Umara weighed just 4.2kg when he first arrived at the health clinic run in partnership with the Nigerian government.  He now weighs 5.1kg.
To date, over 117,00 children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in northeast Nigeria have been admitted to therapeutic feeding programmes run by UNICEF and partners.
By admin On Saturday, December 17th, 2016
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UNICEF executive director laments the health situation of children in north-east Nigeria

Statement by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, on the situation of children in Nigeria “The violent conflict in northeast Nigeria has left children severely malnourished and at risk of death.” “In More...

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By admin On Friday, December 16th, 2016
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WHO report shows impact of devastated health services in north-eastern Nigeria

One third of more than 700 health facilities in Borno State, north-eastern Nigeria, have been completely destroyed, according to a report released today by WHO. Of those facilities remaining, one third are not More...

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By admin On Thursday, December 15th, 2016
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Novartis launches SMS for Life 2.0 in Nigeria to help improve access to essential medicines

SMS for Life 2.0 launches for the first time in Kaduna State, Nigeria’s third most populous region, in collaboration with the Kaduna State Ministry of Health Program uses smartphones and tablet computers to improve More...

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By admin On Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
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Malaria control improves for vulnerable in Africa

WHO’s World Malaria Report 2016 reveals that children and pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa have greater access to effective malaria control. Across the region, a steep increase in diagnostic testing for children More...

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By admin On Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
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How Nestle Nigeria Is Coping Despite Economic Meltdown – Ifezulike

Engr David Chidolue Ifezulike is the Chairman of Nestle Nigeria Plc, which is part of Nestle Central and Africa Region (CWAR), headquartered in Accra, Ghana. He recently marked his 70th birthday and feted friends More...

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By admin On Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
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Leadership Inspirations For Excellence (Life) Series

12 stressful things that extraordinary leaders do not tolerate Needless tolerations can bleed you dry of energy and make it impossible for you to function effectively as a leader. You can’t live a happy, successful, More...

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By admin On Thursday, December 1st, 2016
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Intellipharmaceutics Submits First of Its Kind NDA To FDA for Approval

Intellipharmaceutics International Inc. (Nasdaq : IPCI)  has filed a New Drug Application (NDA) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) seeking authorization to market its Rexista® abuse-deterrent More...

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By admin On Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
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Job Vacancy for Production Pharmacist

A pharmaceutical company in a high growth phase requires a Production Pharmacist to manage and be part of their rapid growth. The ideal candidate should be a male with at least 3 years experience preferably as More...

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By admin On Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
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Where Are the 3.5 million Nigerians Infected with HIV/AIDS?

The intention of the title is not to scare or stigmatize any reader but to generate an intelligent discussion about the scourge of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria.  In a country of 189 million people, 3.5 million may seem More...

Dignitaries at the UNESCO-MARS 2014: From left to right – Julia Cassell, Minister of Gender and Social Development, Liberia; Dr. Joao Sebastiao Teta, Secretary of State, Angola; Sara Opendi, Minister of State for Health, Uganda; Prof. Afework Gizaw, Minister of Science & Technology, Ethiopia; Prof. Dr Frank Stangeberg-Haverkamp, Chairman Executive Board and Family Board of E.Merck KG; Dr. Rasha Kelej, Chief Social Officer, Merck Healthcare; Prof. Yifru Berhane, Minister of Health, Ethiopia; and Getchaw Engida, Deputy Director General, UNESCO
By admin On Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
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Merck partners with UNESCO and African Union to empower Women

UNESCO–MARS 2016 has brought together more than 200 researchers from more than 35 African countries to discuss the generation, sharing and dissemination of research data and to prepare for the road ahead in developing More...

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By admin On Monday, November 28th, 2016
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Ahmed I.Yakasai @ 56: a Bridge Builder And a man of Peace

On November13, 2015, Pharm. Ahmed I. Yakasai, FPSN, FNIM, FNAPharm was elected as the President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) and subsequently inaugurated on February 18, 2016 together with the More...

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By admin On Monday, November 28th, 2016
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UNIBEN ADMAP Takes Anti-Malaria Campaign To Ekiadolor Community

The Anti-Drug Misuse and Abuse Programme (ADMAP) has taken its campaign against malaria and diarrhea to Ekiadolor, a community close to the University of Benin Ugbowo campus, Ezekiel Efeobhokhan (600 level Pharmacy) More...

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By admin On Friday, November 25th, 2016
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Tribal Resolution Denounces Psychiatric Drugging of Children

The resolution comes after a week of activities lead by the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a mental health watchdog group, to warn and educate Cape Town parents and youth on the dangers of psychiatric More...

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By admin On Thursday, November 24th, 2016
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Pfizer To Improve Healthcare Through Community Partnerships

As part of its commitment towards collaborating with local communities for support and expansion of access to reliable and affordable healthcare, Pfizer in Nigeria has donated some cardiovascular test strips to More...

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By admin On Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
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Khoisan Monarch supports Children’s Rights March against Psychiatric Drugging of South African Children

Despite a 2005 “Drug Alert” from South Africa’s Medicines Control Council about SSRI antidepressants putting adolescents at increased risk of suicide, children and adolescents are still prescribed the drugs King More...