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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Wednesday, August 24th, 2016
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Why charlatans are thriving at pharmacists’ expense – Pharm. Achonye

In this exclusive interview with Pharmanews, Pharm. (Chief) Emeka Achonye, an elder in the pharmacy profession and managing director, Citygate Pharmacy, Aba, Abia State, takes a closer look at some topical issues More...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...