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By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
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Large Turnout At Biofem’s Diabetes Camps

No fewer than 200 people benefited from the open camps initiated by Biofem Pharmaceuticals Limited, maker of Biobetic, in celebration of this year’s World Diabetes Day. World Diabetes Day is celebrated annually More...

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By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Friday, November 25th, 2016
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Christian Pharmacists Must Learn To Save Lives At All Time – Onyechi

A non-denominational fellowship group comprising pharmacists across the country and in diaspora has made a passionate appeal to health professionals to look beyond religion and race in the execution of their duties. Addressing More...

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By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
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PSN Venerates Ayebae, Chukwuka, Soremekun With Honourary Membership Awards

Amidst a deafening applause, the trio of Dr Chukwuka Obiorah, chairman of Greenlife Pharmaceuticals; Dr Fidelis Ayebae, managing director of Fidson Healthcare Plc and Mr. Femi Soremekun, managing director of Biofem More...

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By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016
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Emzor Pharma Launches New Range of Paracetamol, Para1000

In its resolve to bring wholesome wellness into several homes, foremost pharmaceutical manufacturer, Emzor Group has launched a whole new range of Acetaminophen into the Nigerian market. Addressing newsmen during More...

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By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Wednesday, November 16th, 2016
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Prof Odukoya Wins 2016 May & Baker Professional Award

In what has been described by many as an award long overdue, Professor Olukemi Odukoya, a Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) and former dean, University of Lagos (UNILAG) Faculty of Pharmacy, More...

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By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Friday, November 4th, 2016
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NAIP To Partner Dangote Group On Petrochemicals

In a renewed effort to make the pharmaceutical industry self-reliant through local sourcing of raw materials, the Association of Industrial Pharmacists of Nigeria (NAIP) has concluded arrangements to enter into More...

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By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Friday, October 28th, 2016
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NAPharm Honours Oldest Past PSN President At 88

In a worthy show of solidarity, the Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy (NAPharm) has lauded Chief (Pharm.) Oludolapo Akinkugbe, pioneer general secretary of the defunct Nigerian Union of Pharmacists (NUP) and oldest former More...

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By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Monday, October 24th, 2016
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Why I left Biofem Pharmaceuticals for wholesale business – Pharm. Soetan

Bold, brainy and beautiful, Olaide Soetan is not your run-of-the-mill pharmacist. A former regional manager of Biofem Pharmaceuticals Nigeria Limited, Soetan is a product of Olabisi Onabanjo University where she More...

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By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Friday, October 21st, 2016
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PEFON Inducts PSN President, Embassy Boss, Juli Pharmacy Manager

The President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) Pharm. Ahmed Yakasi  and two other pharmacists have been inducted into the fellowship of Professional Excellence Foundation of Nigeria (PEFON). The induction More...

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By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Friday, October 14th, 2016
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NAPharm honours oldest past PSN president at 88

In a show of solidarity, the Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy (NAPharm) has lauded Prof. Oludolapo Akinkungbe, pioneer general secretary of the defunct Nigerian Union of Pharmacists (NUP) and oldest former president, More...

A cross section of faculty officials and students during the launch
By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Friday, September 30th, 2016
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UI Pharmacy Faculty Introduces Dress Code For Students

A cross section of faculty officials and students during the launch As a way of distinguishing pharmacy students and preparing them for the professional years ahead of them, the management of the Faculty of Pharmacy, More...

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By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
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Gowon Advises NAPharm To Partner NAFDAC On Anti-counterfeiting Crusade

General Yakubu Gowon, former head of state and honorary Fellow of the Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy (NAPharm), has urged the academy to team up with the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control More...

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By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
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Revealed:Why medical representatives fail to meet target

A training and human resource expert, Pharm. Tunde Oyeniran, has identified reasons medical and sales representatives often fail to live up to expectations. Speaking to a team of sales and regional managers during More...

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By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Monday, September 26th, 2016
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Gowon Advises NAPharm To Partner NAFDAC On Anti-counterfeiting Crusade

General Yakubu Gowon, former head of state and honorary Fellow of the Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy (NAPharm), has urged the academy to team up with the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control More...

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By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Friday, September 16th, 2016
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Professor Okojie wins NAPharm 2016 Lifetime Achievement Awards

-As Academy Inducts Four Pharmacists Prof. Julius Okojie, former executive secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC) has been announced as the winner of Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy (NAPharm) 2016 Lifetime More...

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By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Thursday, September 8th, 2016
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Expert blames health professionals for Nigerians’ self-medication practice

A consultant physician has posited that insensitivity on the part of healthcare professionals is one of the major contributing factors some Nigerians have taken to self medication. While delivering a lecture on More...

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By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Thursday, September 8th, 2016
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PCN launches online MCPD platform for re-certification of pharmacists

In fulfilment of its pledge, the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) has launched the long awaited online platform for the Mandatory Continuing Professional Development (MCPD) Programme aimed at keeping pharmacists More...

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By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Thursday, September 8th, 2016
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Yakasai wins 2016 Pharmalliance Leadership Award

-As Onyechi, Vanguard Pharmacy, Unilever clear other categories Pharm Ahmed Yakasai, president, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has been declared winner of 2016 Pharmalliance Leadership Award. The award More...

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By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Friday, August 26th, 2016
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Emzor Paracetamol celebrates 30 years of excellence

In what has been described as a fulfillment of promise made, the Emzor Group has rolled out the drums to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Emzor Paracetamol, Nigeria’s leading indigenous brand of acetaminophen. Speaking More...

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By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Thursday, August 18th, 2016
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Stakeholders canvass for exclusive breast feeding

The need for a six-month exclusive breastfeeding for babies was re-echoed at the 2016 World Breastfeeding Contest organised by AfriBaby Initiative. The event which held at MRC Hall, Lagos State University Teaching More...

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By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Thursday, August 18th, 2016
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Care providers laud Delta State for pioneering Health Insurance

The Health Care Providers’ Association of Nigeria (HCPAN) has applauded Delta for being the first to effectively launch the State Health Insurance programme in the country. Tagged “Health Insurance In Nigeria More...

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By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Wednesday, August 17th, 2016
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PSN lauds Phamatex state-of-the-art indigenous factory

The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has expressed satisfaction with the world class indigenous pharmaceutical factory put up by Phamatex Nigeria Limited in Amuwo Odofin area of Lagos. Speaking during a facility More...

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By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Friday, July 29th, 2016
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Eminent health professionals bag Micro Nova’s 2015 Excellence Award

No fewer than 22 heads of pharmacy department, 13 chief medical directors (CMDs), six directors of pharmaceutical services (DPS)and consultants in specialty areas of cardiology,  nephrology, endocrinology, obstetrics More...

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By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
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How pharmacists fought medical directors for professional recognition – Onwudike

Pharm. Nwakaku Onwudike is a former chairman of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Imo State, and team leader of PCN inspectorate team to drug manufacturing companies in the southeast zone. In this interview More...

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By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
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Massive turnout at Chike Okoli Foundation’s 10th anniversary

In what many have described as a massive boost for its cause, the 10th Anniversary of Heart & Soul Gala of the Chike Okoli Foundation witnessed a huge turnout of  pharmacists, technocrats, political bigwigs, More...

participants at the two-day workshop organised by PSN and WAPCP
By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Friday, June 24th, 2016
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PSN, WAPCP urge pharmacists to invest more in herbal medicine

Pharmacists in the country have been enjoined to take over control of herbal medicine from non-professionals and semi-literate practitioners. Speaking at a two-day workshop jointly organised by the West Africa Postgraduate More...

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By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
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UNILAG Pharmacy Alumni urges pharmacists to assist faculty

– As faculty inducts 92 graduands Pharmacy Alumni of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has made a clarion plea to members and well-meaning pharmacists across the country to come to the rescue of students in More...

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By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
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NAIP laments declining number of production pharmacists

The Association of Industrial Pharmacists of Nigeria (NAIP) has expressed concern over the dwindling number of production pharmacists in the country. In a chat with Pharmanews during the recent Purple Tie Luncheon, More...

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By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
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Emergence of next pharmacist health minister overdue – Adelusi-Adeluyi

…As Yakasai urges young pharmacists to make a difference Prince Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi, president of the Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy (NAPharm) has expressed disappointment that no other pharmacist has been able More...

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By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
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My battles as UNN’s unwilling vice chancellor – Prof. Udeala

In this insightful interview with Adebayo Folorusho-Francis, former vice chancellor of University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), Prof. Oleka Kelechi Udeala, speaks on the intrigues surrounding his tenure as an “unwilling” More...

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By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
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Maydon sales managers undergo specialised training

–        As expert enumerates reasons salespersons underachieve On 11 April 2016, staff of Maydon Pharmaceuticals Limited gathered at the conference centre of D’Palms Hotel, Airport Road, Ikeja for More...

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By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
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How I became first pharmacy student to emerge OOU-SUG president – Shofoyeke

Adedapo Adeniyi Shofoyeke, a 400-level pharmacy student of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State recently emerged the 31st Students’ Union president of the institution. He is the first pharmacy student  to More...

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By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Friday, May 6th, 2016
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How Pharmacy opened floodgate of success for me – Prof. Aguwa

In this exclusive interview with Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis, Dr Cletus Nzebunwa Aguwa, the first academic clinical pharmacist to be employed in Nigeria and the first professor of clinical pharmacy in the entire More...

L-R: Pharm. (Chief) Yetunde Morohundiya, former national chairman of Association of Lady Pharmacists (ALPS); Pharm. N.A.E Mohammed, PCN registrar and Pharm. Ogheneochuko Omaruaye, chairman of the occasion.
By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Friday, May 6th, 2016
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PCN warns against unaccredited internship centres

Registrar of the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN), Pharm. Elijah Mohammed, has advised pharmacy students in the country to choose only institutions and centres accredited by the Council for their industrial More...

Group photograph of participants and facilitators at the training programme for PharmacyPlus Ltd, held from 4 – 7 April, 2016, at Solab Hotels & Suites in Ikeja, Lagos. (Seated, L-R); Mr Joel Omikunle, business manager, Pharmanews Ltd; Barr. (Pharm.) Layi Abidoye, a facilitator; Pharm. Joseph James, country manager, PharmacyPlus Ltd; Sir Ifeanyi Atueyi, publisher, Pharmanews Ltd/executive chairman, Pharmanews-WhiteTulip training; Mr Obinna Emecheta, area sales manager, PharmacyPlus Ltd; Pharm. Albert Udoh, a facilitator; Mr Adekola Adediran, business development manager, Pharmanews-WhiteTulip training, and; Pharm. Yemi Ilori, regional sales manager, PharmacyPlus Ltd.
By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Friday, May 6th, 2016
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Expert advocates selling skills for pharmacists

–  As Pharmanews-WhiteTulip trains PharmacyPlus sales team To break even in a competitive or challenging business environment, pharmacists in the country must master the art of salesmanship, a training expert, More...

Pharm. Nnamdi Okafor, MD/CEO, May & Baker Nigeria Plc presenting a plaque to Mrs Nkiru Omenyi, MD, Daruchi Pharmacy Limited at the 2016 Customers Reward Forum in Lagos recently
By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Tuesday, April 12th, 2016
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May & Baker rewards customers

In a bid to consolidate on existing mutual relationship, Nigeria’s foremost pharmaceutical giant, May & Baker Nigeria Plc, recently celebrated its key distributors for their continued loyalty over the years. The More...

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By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Monday, April 11th, 2016
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NMA wants MDCN reconstituted

Rising from a meeting of its national officers committee, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has called for the reconstitution of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN), which was disbanded by the More...

A cross section of participants at the Advanced Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) training held by USP at Banex Hotel, Anthony, Lagos recently
By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Friday, April 8th, 2016
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USP trains NAFDAC inspectors, manufacturers

It was a beehive of activities at the five-day training held for inspectorate officials of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), local pharma manufacturers and industrial pharmacists. A More...

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By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Tuesday, March 29th, 2016
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Don’t compete with patent medicine dealers, PCN cautions pharmacists

The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) has warned pharmacists to avoid the temptation of competing with patent medicine dealers, if they hope to remain relevance in the profession. Speaking during the launch of More...

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By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Tuesday, March 15th, 2016
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Obono wins 2015 Pfizer Award for hospital pharmacists

Pharm Margaret Obono, director of pharmacy and head of pharmacy department at the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Igbobi, Lagos (NOHIL) has been announced winner of the maiden edition of Pfizer Award for hospital More...

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By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Tuesday, March 15th, 2016
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Greenlife boss is The Sun’s Businessman of the Year

Founder and chairman of Greenlife Pharmaceuticals Limited,  Dr Obiora Anthony Chukwuka, recently became the cynosure of the pharmaceutical industry as he clinched  The Sun Newspaper’s 2015 Businessman of the More...

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By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Monday, March 14th, 2016
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How to effectively deal with skin infections

Skin infections constitute some of the commonplace health conditions in Nigeria. According to a recent survey published in a health journal, poor personal hygiene practices, especially among children, are believed More...

L-R, Nnamdi Onyechi, quality assurance manager, Alpha Pharmacy; Pharm. Molade Adeniyi, pharmacy services manager, Healthplus Pharmacy; Pharm (Mrs) Bukky George, MD/CEO Healthplus Group; Pharm Ike Onyechi, managing director of Alpha Pharmacy and Mrs Chinelo Onyechi, executive director
By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Monday, March 14th, 2016
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Alpha Pharmacy launches outlet in Lekki -Healthplus, New Height Pharmaceuticals laud initiative

Leading retail outlet, Alpha Pharmacy and Stores Limited, has opened a new branch in the Lekki Phase I area of Lagos with, a lavish ceremony. The event, which was well attended by pharmacists, doctors and many residents More...

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By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Monday, February 22nd, 2016
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Industrial pharmacists seek FG’s intervention

Manufacturers under the aegis of the National Association of Industrial Pharmacists (NAIP) have made a clarion call to the federal government to declare a state of emergency in the manufacturing sector. L-R: Pharm More...

Pharm. Okonkwo
By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Monday, February 22nd, 2016
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How civil war almost truncated my B.Pharm dream – Pharm. Okonkwo

Pharm. Eugene Chibuzo Okonkwo was born at Nise in Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra State. The first of five surviving children, he is the managing director of Chixie Pharmacy in Aguda area of Lagos. More...

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By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Friday, February 19th, 2016
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Why we enlisted Artequick for MAS – Artepharm boss

Jeremy Hu China-based pharmaceutical company, Artepharm, has explained why the company recently signed up the Artequick antimalarial drug for the Mobile Authentication Service (MAS). Speaking with Pharmanews, Jeremy More...

Dr Paul Orhii, NAFDAC’s director general (now former); Dr Monica Hemben-Eimunjeze, director of registration and regulatory affairs and Pharm. (Mrs) Elizabeth Awagu, special assistant to NAFDAC DG
By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Friday, February 19th, 2016
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NAFDAC canvasses property seizure, life jail for drug counterfeiters

In continuation of its zero tolerance campaign against counterfeiting in the country, the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has called for a review of existing laws on spurious, More...

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By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Friday, February 19th, 2016
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Dana donates van to Ogun HMB

L-R: Pharm. G.O. Fafiolu, director of pharmaceutical services, Ogun State Hospital Management Board (OSHMB); Pharm. Fred Ohwavborua, Dana Drugs’ business development manager; and Pharm. Gerald Oputa, Dana’s More...

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By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Thursday, February 18th, 2016
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NMA seeks review of national health budget

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has called on both the federal government and the National Assembly to look into why only a paltry sum of N221.7 billion was allocated to the health ministry in the 2016 Appropriation More...

L-R: Pharm Ogheneochuko Omaruaye, managing director of New Heights Pharmaceuticals; Pharm. Abiola Paul-Ozieh, Lagos ACPN chairman; Pharm. Chukwuemeka Obi, chief operating officer of PharmacyPlus Limited; Omotunde Adebowale David (Lolo 1), ace broadcaster of Wazobia FM, and Pharm. Joseph James, marketing manager of the company.
By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Thursday, January 28th, 2016
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Iykmavian Pharmacy, 26 others win Reload 2015 Promo

– As ACPN lauds PharmacyPlus on initiative L-R: Pharm Ogheneochuko Omaruaye, managing director of New Heights Pharmaceuticals; Pharm. Abiola Paul-Ozieh, Lagos ACPN chairman; Pharm. Chukwuemeka Obi, chief More...