By Adebayo Oladejo On Monday, June 19th, 2017
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Jos City 2017: Expect An ACPN Conference Like Never Before – Alkali

As community pharmacists in the country under the aegis of the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN), are preparing towards their 36th Annual National Conference tagged ‘Jos City 2017’, which More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Wednesday, May 31st, 2017
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Why Pharmacy Programme Duration Should Be Extended – PANS-OAU President

In this exclusive interview with Pharmanews, Olusegun Emmanuel Oluwagbade, outgoing president of Pharmaceutical Association of Nigeria Students (PANS), Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State, speaks More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Tuesday, May 30th, 2017
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Expert Cautions On Increasing Tobacco Use in Nigeria

– As LWI holds GHB 2107 in grand style An expert in social and behavioural sciences from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, Dr Vaughan Rees, has urged the federal government More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Saturday, May 27th, 2017
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Close All Open Drug Markets By June Deadline, ACPN Tells FG

The Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN), has joined other stakeholders in the pharmaceutical industry in calling on the federal government to ensure compliance with the June 2017 deadline for More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Saturday, May 13th, 2017
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Meningitis: Death Toll Worries Community Pharmacists

… Accuse FG of neglect The Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN) has expressed concern over the high death toll so far recorded this year following the outbreak of Cerebra Spinal Meningitis in More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
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YPG Executives Visit Pharmanews

The leadership of the Young Pharmacists Group of Nigeria (YPG), led by the President, Pharm. (Dr) Peter Benjamin Onimisi, recently paid a courtesy visit to Pharmanews corporate head office in Mende, Maryland, Lagos. The More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Friday, May 5th, 2017
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Patent Medicine Vendors killing Community Pharmacy in Kaduna – ACPN Chairman

Chairman of the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN) Kaduna State, Pharm. (Mrs) Talatu Uwa Ebune, has raised alarm over what she called “improper regulation” of patent medicine vendors in the More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017
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IDEA Zone, OFRED Offer Free Medical Service To Community

No fewer than 500 residents of Mosan Okunola community in Mosan Okunola Local Council Development Area of Lagos State benefited from a free health promotion and awareness campaign recently organised by the Association More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017
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Massive Turnout, as LWI Holds Grand Health Bazaar (GHB) 2017

Chief Executive Officer, Livewell Initiative (LWI), Pharm. Bisi Bright The seventh edition of the carnival-like Grand Health Bazaar (GHB) 2017, a 3-day cross-cutting multi-sectoral health exposition, organised by More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Thursday, April 20th, 2017
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Pharmacy Curriculum Should Be Adapted To Current Realities – PANS-UI President

Chiamaka Gift Ogueri is the president of the Pharmaceutical Association of Nigeria Students (PANS), University of Ibadan (UI). Her emergence as the association’s head is a remarkable feat, being the first female More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Friday, March 31st, 2017
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Only Full Implementation Of NDDG Can Curb Drug Counterfeiting – Pharm. Okwor

Pharm. Ikechukwu Okwor is chairman, Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN), Nassarawa State Chapter. An alumnus of University of Nigeria (UNN), Nsukka, Okwor is also the managing director of Silver More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Monday, March 20th, 2017
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Leke Pitan lists health sector challenges, proffer solutions

A former commissioner for health in Lagos State, Dr Leke Pitan, added his voice to the growing call for the federal government to increase the budgetary allocation to healthcare in the country, while equally calling More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Friday, March 10th, 2017
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Why government must increase funding for universities – PANS UNIJOS president

Domchak Yaknan is the president of Pharmaceutical Association of Nigeria Students (PANS), University of Jos, (UNIJOS) Plateau State. In this exclusive interview with Pharmanews, Domchak, a final year pharmacy student, More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
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Pharmacists doing R&G will regret later – Danjuma

Pharm. Shapi James Danjuma is chairman of the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN), Adamawa State Chapter and managing director, J.D.S Pharmacy, Jimeta, Yola, Adamawa State. In this exclusive interview More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
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Atueyi tasks ACPN leadership on commitment, conscientiousness

Managing Director of Pharmanews Limited and Vice-president, Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy (NAPHARM), Pharm. (Sir) Ifeanyi Atueyi, has advised the leadership of the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN) More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
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Reconstitute PCN board, community pharmacists tell FG

As Lagos ACPN holds 2017 AGM The Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria ACPN, Lagos State Chapter has called on the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency reconstitute the board of the Pharmacists More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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How Nigerian Pharmacy Schools Can Rival Western Ones – Ibikunle

Olumide Ibikunle is the immediate past president, Pharmaceutical Association of Nigeria Students (PANS), Igbinedion University, (IUO), Okada, Edo State. In this exclusive interview with Pharmanews, the young and More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
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ACPN National Executives Visit Pharmanews

In appreciation for its continual support over the years, especially during its annual conferences, the national executives of the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN), led by the National Chairman, More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Monday, February 13th, 2017
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Drug Scarcity Imminent, Unless FG Provides Forex – Osasona

Chairman of the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN) Kogi State, Pharm. David Olatunde Osasona, has raised the alarm that except the federal government urgently provides forex for pharmaceutical More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Monday, January 30th, 2017
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Why Sir Atueyi Deserves PANS Lifetime Achievement Award – Akhabue

Akhabue is president of the Pharmaceutical Association of Nigeria Students (PANS), University of Benin (UNIBEN) Chapter. In this exclusive interview with Pharmanews, the 500-level pharmacy student reveals some of More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Monday, January 30th, 2017
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Awiligwe Reveals Secrets Behind His Emergence As First Nigerian IPSF Chairperson

 The name “Arinze Awiligwe” is, no doubt, one that rings a bell among young pharmacists in Nigeria and beyond. A pharmacy graduate from the University of Lagos and former national president, Pharmaceutical More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Monday, January 30th, 2017
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Popoola, Alkali, Others Task Pharmacists On Financial Discipline

– As Lagos ACPN holds Pharmacists Education Conference To ensure the continued success of their businesses, irrespective of prevailing economic circumstances, pharmacists must take financial discipline and More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
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Save Health Sector From Collapse, Experts Urge FG

…As HCPAN holds 12th Annual AGM/Scientific Conference In line with the World Health Organisation (WHO)’s recommendation that every country allocates at least 15 per cent of its annual budget to healthcare, More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Monday, January 23rd, 2017
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Pharmacy students need proper mentoring, practical exposure – PANS national president

Oluwasetofunmi Alo is the newly elected national president of the Pharmaceutical Association of Nigeria Students (PANS). In this exclusive interview with Pharmanews, the self-motivated scholar reveals some of the More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Monday, December 5th, 2016
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Lagos ALPS partners traditional birth attendants on cancer awareness

As part of  efforts to reduce the incidence of cancer and its destructive impact on family life, the Association of Lady Pharmacists (ALPs), Lagos State Chapter has organised a sensitisation programme for traditional More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Monday, October 31st, 2016
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See Opportunities In Recession, PCN Registrar Urges Community Pharmacists

As Nigeria joined the rest of the world in celebrating 2016 World Pharmacists Day on 25 September, Registrar of the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN), Pharm. Elijah Mohammed has advised community pharmacists More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Friday, October 28th, 2016
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Obono Tasks Hospital Pharmacists On Drug Optimization

The paramount responsibility of hospital pharmacists is to optimise drug use to significantly improve the quality of life of the patient and reduce the global burden of disease, Pharm. (Mrs) Margaret Obono, director More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Wednesday, October 26th, 2016
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Gynaecologist Cautions Women On Douching, Antibiotics Use

 – Endorses Seagreen’s Klovinal For Vaginal Infection Treatment A gynaecologist and obstetrician with Reddington Multi-Specialist Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos, Dr Olufisayo Balogun, has urged women to desist More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Friday, September 30th, 2016
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Why Seagreen’s Klovinal Stands Out In Treating Vaginal Infections – Brand manager

In this exclusive interview with Pharmanews, Pharm. Chukwuma Ozoh, brand manager, Seagreen Pharmaceuticals Limited, speaks on the reason the company is promoting one of its flagship brands, Klovinal, a vaginal pessary More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
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IUO VC, Bisi Bright, Others Task Pharmacy Students On Excellence

…As IPSF holds first Leaders in Training workshop in Nigeria The premises of Nigeria’s premier private university, Igbinedion University Okada, Edo State, were recently aglow with excitement, as the institution More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
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FG Needs Strong Political Will To Implement Pharmacy Laws – ACPN Spokesman

Pharm. Chima A. Ogbu is the national publicity secretary, Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN), and managing director, Medigate Pharmacy, Port Harcourt, Rivers State. In this informative interview More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
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Professor Tayo Decries Effects Of Severe Fiscal Policies On Manufacturers

Renowned pharmacist and pro-chancellor, Caleb University, Imota, Lagos State, Prof. Fola Tayo, has attributed lack of political will by successive governments to implement various policy recommendations in the health More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Friday, September 2nd, 2016
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Why pharmacy schools need a uniform curriculum – PANS-UDUS president

Abubakar Umar is president of the Pharmaceutical Association of Nigeria Students (PANS), Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto (UDUS) Chapter. In this exclusive interview with Pharmanews, the 500-level pharmacy student More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Wednesday, August 24th, 2016
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Shun drug abuse and misuse, Lagos ALPs advises students

As part of its commitment to school intervention programmes that promote moral and health education, the Association of Lady Pharmacists (ALPs) Lagos Chapter, has advised Nigerian students to shun drug abuse and More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Monday, August 22nd, 2016
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Adejumo urges parents, care providers to help curb drug abuse

As part of efforts to curb the menace of illicit drug use and misuse in the society, road transport workers, market women, parents, guardians, health workers, as well as students, have been advised to assist the More...

Pharm. (Dr) Albert Kelong Alkali
By Adebayo Oladejo On Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
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Fulani herdsmen killings, our greatest fear before ACPN conference – Alkali

The alleged invasion of Ukpabi Nimbo community in Enugu State and the subsequent bloodbath by suspected Fulani herdsmen few weeks to this year’s Annual National Conference of the Association of Community Pharmacists More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Friday, June 24th, 2016
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Ugwuanyi, Yakasai, others task pharmacists on professional commitment – As ACPN holds 35th Annual National Conference in Enugu.

Enugu State Governor, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has led stakeholders in the health care industry, including President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Pharm. (Alh) Ahmed Yakasai, to call on community More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Friday, June 24th, 2016
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Stevens-Johnson death: ACPN condemns attack on pharmacists

–Says drug was sold by quack The Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN) has condemned the attempt by some medical personnel to blame a pharmacist for the unfortunate incident that resulted More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
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Poor manpower development killing community pharmacy

– Yakubu Layi Gobir For Nigerian pharmacists to be easily distinguished from patent medicine vendors, while operating in accordance with global best practices, more attention must be paid to manpower development, More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
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Encomiums, as Ahmed Yakasai award produces more winners

It was an atmosphere of celebration at the conference hall of Nike Lake Resort, Enugu, venue of the opening ceremony of the 35th Annual National Conference of the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Thursday, June 2nd, 2016
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PCN should discontinue patent medicine licence in Ekiti towns – ACPN Chairman

In this exclusive interview with Pharmanews, Pharm. Olanrewaju Jonathan Ofi, chairman, Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN), Ekiti State Chapter discusses a number of issues relating to community More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
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Onyechi, Lawal task community pharmacists on business sustainability

As part of its commitment to improving the ethical and entrepreneurial acumen of its members, the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN), Ipaja-Dopemu-Egbeda-Akowonjo (IDEA) Zone, recently held its More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
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Lagos ALPs takes health awareness, screening to Ikeja community

– Conducts free HIV, blood sugar, BP, cholesterol tests Keeping to the popular saying that prevention is better than cure, the Association of Lady Pharmacists (ALPs), Lagos State Chapter, recently held a health More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Tuesday, May 10th, 2016
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Pharmacy students are too preoccupied with academics – PANS editor

Jibril Chado is a 500 -level pharmacy student of the Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto (UDUS). He is the current national editor-in-chief, Zone C of the Pharmaceutical Association of Nigeria Students (PANS), as More...

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By Adebayo Oladejo On Friday, May 6th, 2016
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Geneith launches urine test kit to fight malaria

– Experts endorse product for malaria test Geneith Pharmaceuticals Limited, an indigenous pharmaceutical company, has partnered with Fyodor Biotechnologies Corporation, a privately-owned company specialising More...

Pharm. (Dr) Albert Kelong Alkali
By Adebayo Oladejo On Friday, May 6th, 2016
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Expect innovations, all-round improvements at Enugu conference – ACPN chairman

Pharm. (Dr) Albert Kelong Alkali As community pharmacists, under the aegis of the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN), look forward to their 35th Annual National Conference, tagged “Coal City More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Friday, May 6th, 2016
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SKG distributors receive cars, other valuable gifts

– As company holds Trade Partners Conference It was celebration galore at the conference hall of De-Renaissance Hotel, Ikeja, when SKG Pharma Limited, a leading pharmaceutical company in the country, hosted More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Friday, April 8th, 2016
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Why young pharmacists shun industrial pharmacy – PANS-UNILAG president

Oluwatobiloba Rotimi Adeyinka is president of the Pharmaceutical Association of Nigeria Students (PANS), University of Lagos (UNILAG) Chapter. In this exclusive interview with Pharmanews, the 500 level Lagos state More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Friday, April 8th, 2016
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Community Pharmacy in Oyo State no longer business as usual – Pharm. Salako

Pharm. Margaret Bolanle Salako is the immediate past chairman, Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN), Oyo State Chapter. A merit award and national merit award winner of both the Pharmaceutical More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Tuesday, March 15th, 2016
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Why Osun State needs urgent health sector reform – Pharm. Ayodeji

Pharm. Omoniyi Michael Ayodeji is chairman of the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN), Osun State Chapter. In this exclusive interview with Pharmanews, the outspoken and ever-smiling pharmacist More...