By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Friday, September 1st, 2017
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New Drug Takes Years, Millions of Dollars to Develop – Gamaniel

Prof. Karniyus Gamaniel, director general, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) has said that the production of a new medicine usually gulps about $802 million and often takes between More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Thursday, August 24th, 2017
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First Lifestyle Medical Clinic Opens in Lagos

In its resolve to sustain the campaign for preventive diseases through effective lifestyle modification and clinical management, a team of Nigerian and Expatriate medical consultants across various field of preventive More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017
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UNILORIN Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Marks 1st PANS Week

Living up to its resolves to play catch up, the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) has hosted its first ever PANS Week. The three-day event which took place in Ilorin, Kwara State More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017
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Silva, Atueyi, Others Call For Collaboration Among Healthcare Professionals

–        As NAPA marks 15th annual national conference To further ensure that patients remain the ultimate beneficiary, pharmacists in academia and hospitals have been urged to embrace inter-collaboration More...

L-R: Pharm. Ike Ugwu, chief executive officer, Pharmacare Support Group receiving a Fellowship award plaque from Sir Ifeanyi Atueyi, PEFON Board of Trustees member while Engr. Ibikunle Oguntayo, representative of Prince Juli Adelusi-Adeluyi, looks on
By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Sunday, August 20th, 2017
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Ugwu, Iwuanyanwu, Nine Others Bag PEFON Fellowship

Founder charges members to be proud of the foundation Pharm. Ike Ugwu, chief executive officer, Pharmacare Support Group, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, chairman, Champions Newspaper and nine other inductees has joined More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Friday, August 18th, 2017
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Adelusi-Adeluyi Bags Retail Pharmacy Legend Award

As Alkali, Ehimen win other categories of Pharmalliance Awards In recognition of his selfless service to growth of pharmacy practice, Prince Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi, chairman of Juli Plc has bagged the 2017 edition More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Monday, August 14th, 2017
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Why I Returned To Pharmacy Practice After Foray into Civil Service – D. S. Wali

Pharm. Dahiru Suleiman Wali is one of few senior citizens in the country who have in-depth experience in the different aspects of pharmacy practice (hospital, industrial and community). In this interview with Pharmanews, More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Monday, August 7th, 2017
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De Royal Treet Donates 171 First Aid Kits

As part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme, De Royal Treet Pharmacy, a Lagos-based outlet, recently gave out 171 first aid kits to the 57 local governments, political parties and local council More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017
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Yakasai, Others Hail Pharmanews’ Emergence As Best Health Journal

-As Ohuabunwa, Emzor, Medplus, others win in other categories In yet another recognition of its outstanding contribution to health journalism in Nigeria and beyond, Pharmanews has been declared Best Healthcare Medium More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Monday, July 31st, 2017
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Nigerian Hospitals Still Unprepared For Disease Outbreaks – Idris

Less than three years after the country survived the dreaded Ebola outbreak, a medical expert has hinted that Nigerian hospitals are still unprepared to effectively handle another disease outbreak Speaking at the More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Monday, July 31st, 2017
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Abisogun-Afodu Lecture Launches N36m Endowment Fund for Pharmacy Research, Others

The maiden edition of Ladipo Mobolaji Abisogun-Afodu Annual Lecture which held on 18 July, 2017 at Prof. Ade Ajayi Auditorium of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has thrown open a window of opportunity for professorial More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
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Pharma Manufacturers Honour USP Boss With Traditional Chieftaincy Title

In recognition of his contribution to the growth of pharmaceutical manufacturing industry in Nigeria, a group of pharmacists have honoured Dr. Ron Piervincenzi, chief executive officer of United States Pharmacopeia More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Friday, July 14th, 2017
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UNIBEN Pharmacy Students Seek PSN, PCN Intervention over Colleague’s Arrest

  Uche Esegine Pharmacy students of University of Benin (UNIBEN) have started a ‘Free-Uche’ campaign to protest the continued detention of their colleague over what they termed unfair treatment of his case. Uche More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Wednesday, July 5th, 2017
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Pharmaceutical Sector is Nigeria’s Next Goldmine – Dr Anyakora

Dr Chimezie Anyakora, a consultant and chief of party of the United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) has called on the federal government to start seeing the Nigerian pharmaceutical sector as the next goldmine if it is More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Wednesday, July 5th, 2017
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IPSF to Host 2018 African Pharma Symposium in Nigeria

African regional office of the International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation (IPSF) has announced that the global body has concluded arrangement that the next African pharma symposium will hold in the country. This More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Friday, June 30th, 2017
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Lagos DPS Justifies Sealing of Illegal Drug Stores

The Directorate of Pharmaceutical Services (DPS) in Lagos State has justified the sustained raid and sealing of unregistered medicine stores in the state by a joint team of the Lagos State task force and the inspectorate More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Thursday, June 29th, 2017
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Why Christian Pharmacists Fellowship Shuns Company Banners, Product Ads

Pharm. Adeshina Opanubi, secretary, Lagos chapter of Christian Pharmacists Fellowship of Nigeria (CPFN) has explained the reason the body has stopped accommodating placement of banners, exhibition of company products More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Wednesday, June 28th, 2017
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Pharmanews Voted Best Healthcare Journal of the Year

As Ohuabunwa, Emzor, Medplus, others win in other award categories Living up to its motto as the leading global health journal, Pharmanews has been officially voted as Best Healthcare Media (Print) of the Year More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Tuesday, May 30th, 2017
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How Honesty Gave Me Major Career Breakthrough – Elder Ekeghe

Pharm. (Elder) Nduka Ekeghe is not just a veteran in the pharmacy profession but one who is a quintessential example of how divine favour and personal integrity can bless and elevate a man beyond his imaginations. More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Monday, May 22nd, 2017
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NHIS: HCPAN Canvasses Dialogue Among Providers, Stakeholders

Despite having many axes to grind with the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Dr Umar Sanda, president of Healthcare Providers Association of Nigeria (HCPAN) has called for dialogue among aggrieved members More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Monday, May 22nd, 2017
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PSN, May&Baker Inaugurate Committee For 2017 Professional Service Awards

The duo of Pharm. (Mrs) Maureen Ebigbeyi, director of Ports Inspection Directorate (PID), National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and Pharm. Gbolagade Iyiola, PSN, national secretary, have More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Monday, May 15th, 2017
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Ahmed Mora Elected CAANU National Chairman

Following the ouster of Chief Richard Ahonaruogho, former chairman, Conference of Alumni Associations of Nigerian Universities (CAANU), Dr. Ahmed Tijjani Mora, former registrar, Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
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NAPharm, PSN, NMA Seek To Revive ‘Spirit of Las Vegas’

On Thursday, May 11, 2017, the Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy (NAPharm) in partnership with Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) is planning a joint symposium that seeks to further harmonise the collaborative spirit More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Monday, May 8th, 2017
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Glitz, Glamour As UNILORIN Inducts 1st Set of Pharmacy Graduands

In what many termed as historic, the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of IIorin (UNILORIN) has churned out its first set of pharmacy graduates. The colourful maiden induction and oath-taking ceremony More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Thursday, May 4th, 2017
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Prof. Sarpong Emerges WAPCP New President

-As Erhun canvasses insurance cover for future secretary general Prof. Emeritus Kwame Sarpong, one of the founding fathers of the West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacists (WAPCP), has been elected as the More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
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Accolades for Bukky George as HealthPlus Pharmacy clocks 18

Encomiums have continued to pour in as HealthPlus Group, arguably Nigeria’s first and fastest growing integrative pharmaceutical outfit, celebrates its 18th anniversary. Since 2014, the retail chain has been More...

L-R: Chief Akinjide Olagunju, the Agba-Akin of Ikire Land who represented the Akire of Ikire presenting Pans Award of Merit to Sir Ifeanyi Atueyi, managing director of Pharmanews Limited
By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Friday, April 14th, 2017
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Atueyi, Lolu Ojo, Kareem Bag PANS Award

In appreciation of their individual contribution to growth of pharmacy education in Nigeria, the Pharmaceutical Association of Nigerian Students (PANS) has honoured the trio of Sir Ifeanyi Atueyi, managing director More...

Unilag Faculty of Pharmacy
By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Thursday, April 13th, 2017
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UNILAG Faculty of Pharmacy Marks 4th White Coat Ceremony

About 134 pharmacy students trooped out for the 4th edition of the annual White Coat Ceremony on February 27, 2017 at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lagos (UNILAG), Idi-Araba, Lagos. In attendance were Prof. More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Thursday, April 13th, 2017
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Lolu Ojo Laments Nigeria’s Absence On Global Pharmaceutical Map

In what may appear shocking to many, an expert has declared that the name Nigeria does not exist on the world pharmaceutical map. Speaking at the maiden edition of the annual pharmacoposium, an intellectual summit More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Tuesday, April 11th, 2017
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Meet UNILAG Pharmacy’s 2016 Best Graduating Student

Pharm. Adeoluwa Ayodeji Adeluola has been announced as 2016 best graduating student of Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lagos (UNILAG). He was one of the 233 graduates whose induction and oath-taking ceremony More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Monday, April 10th, 2017
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2016 Bowl of Hygeia Winner Contemplates Veering Into Agriculture

Winner of the 2016 prestigious bowl of Hygeia award, Pharm. Yewande Patricia Ambeke has hinted that he could consider taking up Agriculture as her future career. The newly decorated pharmacist is one of 17 graduands More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Thursday, March 30th, 2017
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 How Nigeria Can Exit League of Tuberculosis Endemic Nations –Adejumo

As Nigeria joined rest of the world to celebrate World Tuberculosis Day on 24 March, no fewer than a hundred people benefitted from the Tuberculosis/Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) awareness and screening campaign More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Thursday, March 30th, 2017
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My Early Knowledge Of Christ Made Me A Better Pharmacist – Prof. Olurinola

Prof. Philip Folaranmi Olurinola Prof. Philip Folaranmi Olurinola is a revered academic pharmacist and fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (FPSN). In this interview with Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis, Olurinola More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Thursday, March 30th, 2017
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PCN Applauds UDUSOK Over Reaccreditation Of Pharmacy Faculty

– Expresses worry over internship centres for graduates In a renewed show of solidarity, the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) has congratulated the management of Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto (UDUSOK) More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Monday, March 27th, 2017
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Public Apathy To Tuberculosis Worries Public Health Pharmacists

As APHePoN experiences huge turnout at 2017 World Tuberculosis Screening As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to celebrate the World Tuberculosis Day, no fewer than a hundred people have benefited from the 2017 More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
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Sylken boss, 17 other professionals bag PEFON fellowship

Pharm. Uche Nwana, managing director of Sylken Pharmacy, has swelled the rank of eminent pharmacists on the fellowship list of Professional Excellence Foundation of Nigeria (PEFON). Other pharmacy professionals More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
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Focus only on essentials, Akpa urges pharma manufacturers

As a strategy for surviving the lingering economic recession, a seasoned pharmacist has urged pharmaceutical manufacturers in the country to channel their efforts towards producing only essentials. Speaking with More...

2017 WINNERS: Kazeem Folarin (also won ‘Best Chief Speaker’ award), Temiwunmi Akinmuleya, Khadeejah Babalola and Aliu Raji in a group photograph with the patron, Sir Ifeanyi Atueyi
By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Monday, March 6th, 2017
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University of Ibadan clinches 3rd Sir Ifeanyi Atueyi Debate Awards

The Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Ibadan (UI) has defeated defending champions, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife, to emerge as winners of the 3rd Annual Sir Ifeanyi Debate Competition. The keen contest More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Monday, February 20th, 2017
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The Roses Ministry: A pharmacist’s undying compassion for widows

The vision began way back in 2005. But for Pharm. Regina Ezenwa, a Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (FPSN), bringing it to reality was not to be until December 2006 when she concluded that the vision More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
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Pharmacy Grad Seeks N.8m For Health Promotion in Kebbi

 A young pharmacist graduate has called on pharmacy professionals and other well-meaning Nigerians for financial assistance to help improve health conditions in five local communities in Kebbi States. Pharm. Rosalie More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Monday, January 30th, 2017
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Prof. Akubue Advocates An Improved Hospital Pharmacy Practice In Nigeria

The name, Paul Iwegbunam Akubue, is well-known in both the Nigerian pharmaceutical industry and the academia. To many, he is a professor of pharmacology and toxicology; to some, a Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Friday, January 27th, 2017
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US Expert Proffers Solutions to Drug Counterfeiting

An international expert in healthcare and pharmaceuticals has stated that to curb the perennial challenge of drug counterfeiting in Nigeria, there must be proper marketing surveillance, as well as sincere commitment More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Friday, January 27th, 2017
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Dortemag, Kotra Launch Appeton Weight Supplements

Dortemag Ventures, one of the nation’s leading pharmaceutical companies, in conjunction with Malaysia-based Kotra Pharma, has introduced Appeton, a new weight-gain supplement into the Nigerian market. Speaking More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
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Recession: Don’t give up on Nigeria, Emzor boss charges

– As company holds annual thanksgiving dinner As the current economic recession bites harder in the country, a prominent industrialist has admonished Nigerians to remain upbeat as the nation is on its way More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Saturday, January 7th, 2017
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Newly elected PANS excos pay courtesy visit to Pharmanews

Reels out measures to address students-related issues In a show of appreciation for its continual support over the decades, the newly sworn-in national executive members of Pharmaceutical Association of Nigerian More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Saturday, January 7th, 2017
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PMGMAN advises members to focus only on essentials

Pharm Okey Akpa, chairman, Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Group of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (PMGMAN) is a man of few words. Whenever he makes up his mind to talk, the taciturn pharmacist doesn’t mince More...

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...

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...

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...

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...