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 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 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...

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...