By Yusuff Moshood On Wednesday, June 7th, 2017
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NMA, PSN Advocate Harmony Among Healthcare Professionals

–  Pledges commitment to collaboration to deepen cordial relationship The leadership of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) have restated their commitment More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Tuesday, June 6th, 2017
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AGCPN Holds 1st Africa Clinical Trial Summit – Gives Award To Yakasai, Ogirima, Others.

The Association of Good Clinical practice in Nigeria (AGCPN) has called on all stakeholders in the health sector in Africa to join hands and work together to foster a mutually beneficial collaborative partnership More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Thursday, June 1st, 2017
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Atueyi speaks as Pharmanews clocks 38 (Video)

Pharm (Sir) Ifeanyi Atueyi in this interview speaks on how he established the Pharmanews Journal 38 years ago and how the journal survived a tough challenge that almost led to its closure in the late 90’s. More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Tuesday, May 30th, 2017
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Is Sudden Death On The Rise?

The recent sudden death of Senator Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke, the Ede-born first civilian governor of Osun State, a flashy politician popularly called ‘Serubawon’ (Scare them), has once against got me thinking More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
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NAIP Seeks To boost Pharma Industry’s Impact on Economy

Eminent pharmacists, among whom were Pharm. Lere Baale, CEO, Business School Netherlands, Nigeria; Pharm. Sam Ohuabunwa, national president of the Nigerian American Chamber of Commerce (NACC); and Pharm. ‘Gbenga More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Monday, May 8th, 2017
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Adewole, Akinkugbe, Others Bemoan Increasing Burden of NCDs and CVDs

– As NHF unveils study result on physical activity in Nigeria Leading health experts, including Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole; Emeritus Professor, O. O. Akinkugbe and distinguished cardiologist, More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Monday, March 20th, 2017
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NAIP holds parley on 2017 pharma industry economy outlook

To help players in the pharmaceutical industry cope better with challenges facing the sector this year, the Association of Industrial Pharmacists of Nigeria (NAIP) recently hosted stakeholders of the industry at More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Monday, March 13th, 2017
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Will the new National Health Policy work?

In 2007, I gained admission to study for a Master’s degree in Public Administration at the Lagos State University (LASU). Since I had obtained a first degree in the discipline (Public Administration) some years More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Monday, March 13th, 2017
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New provisions in Pharmacy Bill will strengthen PCN, transform pharmacy practice – Mohammed

There are new provisions in the Pharmacy Bill awaiting passage at the National Assembly which will strengthen the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) and help transform pharmacy practice in the nation, Pharm. N.A.E. More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Monday, February 13th, 2017
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Recession and the re-emergence of fake drug

Drugs are becoming scarce and more expensive. Prices of drugs started going up in Nigeria in 2015 when the recession set in. The prices soared further in 2016 and the trend has continued in this year 2017. Yet, More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Friday, January 27th, 2017
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APIN Warns of Looming Scarcity, High Cost of Drugs

The Association of Pharmaceutical Importers of Nigeria (APIN) has once again warned of an imminent scarcity and increase in the price of medicament in Nigeria. APIN, in a statement signed by its President, Pharm. More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
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What are your health resolutions for 2017?

  While it may be necessary to seek the guidance of a health professional before adopting some health practices as resolutions, there are some health measures that have been confirmed by researches to be safe More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Monday, January 23rd, 2017
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Pharmacy Council Bill 2016 Will Strengthen Pharma Industry – Mohammed

Pharm. Elijah Mohammed Registrar of the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN), Pharm. N.A.E Mohammed has assured industry stakeholders that the newly reviewed Pharmacy Council Bill 2016 will certainly strengthen More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
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Beyond Recession And Depression

The year 2016, for many Nigerians will go down in history as the year of economic recession.  The economic downturn in this outgoing year has had far-reaching impacts on Nigeria and Nigerians. The seriousness of More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
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PCN committed to strengthening, regulating pharmacy technicians – Mohammed

Pharmacy technicians are important stakeholders of the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) and the Council is committed to regulating and enhancing their operations, Pharm. N.A.E. Moahmmed, registrar, PCN, has More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Monday, December 5th, 2016
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Ferring holds infertility treatment lecture, launches Menopaur

Ferring Pharmaceuticals, a research-driven specialty biopharmaceutical group headquartered in Switzerland, has pledged its commitment to collaborating with stakeholders in the healthcare sector, especially those More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Monday, December 5th, 2016
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Ducit Blue, Gwarinpa General Hospital raise awareness on antimicrobial resistance

Ducit Blue Solutions, a health consulting firm, and Gwarinpa General Hospital, Abuja, are leading the campaign to sensitise Nigerians on antimicrobial resistance. The two organisations recently organised a week-long More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Friday, November 4th, 2016
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Nigerian Pharma Sector Is In Intensive Care – Yakasai

The pharmaceutical sector of the Nigerian economy is currently in a critical state and to avert total collapse, government must encourage local pharmaceutical manufacturers with special consideration on Forex, import More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Monday, October 31st, 2016
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The Sad Return Of Polio

In August, the Nigerian government announced the discovery of two new cases of wild polio (WPV) virus in Borno State. The new cases were of two children from Gwoza and Jere Local Government Areas of the state. The More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Monday, October 31st, 2016
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Prices Of Medicines May Soar In 2017 – APIN President

Pharm. (Sir) Nnamdi Obi, MD/CEO, Embassy Pharmaceuticals and Chemicals Limited, is also president of Association of Pharmaceutical Importers of Nigeria (APIN). In this interview with Pharmanews in Lagos, Sir Obi, More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Thursday, October 27th, 2016
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Prices Of Medicines May Soar In 2017 – APIN President

Pharm. (Sir) Nnamdi Obi, MD/CEO, Embassy Pharmaceuticals and Chemicals Limited, is also president of Association of Pharmaceutical Importers of Nigeria (APIN). In this interview with Pharmanews in Lagos, Sir Obi, More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Wednesday, October 26th, 2016
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PCN Registrar Reveals How His Four-Point Agenda Improved Their Operations

Pharm. N.A.E. Mohammed is the registrar of Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN). In this exclusive interview with Pharmanews, Mohammed, a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Management (FNIM), who also recently More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Wednesday, October 26th, 2016
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WAPCP Urges Pharmacists To Embrace Point-Of-Care Testing, Documentation

Point-of-care testing and documentation is an emerging opportunity in healthcare delivery that should be embraced by all pharmacists, especially those in community and hospital practice, Pharm. Chijoke Onyia, chairman, More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Friday, September 30th, 2016
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Why do people die?

This question surely does not have a straightforward answer. In fact, if you ask ten people this question, you may get ten different answers. I suspect the reason is because the issue of death is often viewed from More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Wednesday, August 24th, 2016
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Should we embrace traditional medicine more?

Sometime around the month of October 2002, I went to see a former boss and friend, who was then a customer relations manager at Nigerian German Chemicals (NGC), in Ikeja.  After our discussion, he stood up to see More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Wednesday, August 24th, 2016
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Disharmony among health professionals must not continue – NMA president

Prof. Mike Ozovehe Ogirima, a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, is the new president of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA). In this exclusive interview with More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016
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Disharmony among health professionals must not continue – NMA president

Prof. Mike Ozovehe Ogirima, a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, is the new president of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA). In this exclusive interview More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Wednesday, August 17th, 2016
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Igbinedion University appoints Mora as visiting professor

Pharm. (Dr) Ahmed Tijani Mora, former registrar of the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) and immediate past dean of Kaduna State University (KASU), has been appointed visiting professor in the Department of Clinical More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
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What do dentists do?

Sometime in the first week of July, I was eating boiled corn when I felt a crack in one of my teeth. I stopped the mastication, spat out the morsel in my mouth and was surprised to see the fragment of a tooth in More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Monday, July 25th, 2016
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WAPCP Nigeria inaugurates committees to drive strategic agenda

To achieve part of its set objectives of improving the standard of pharmacy practice and health care delivery in Nigeria, the new leadership of the West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacists (WAPCP), Nigeria More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
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Who is stealing from the sick?

There are all sorts of thieves. There are the petty thieves who pick peoples’ pockets at bus stops. There are other thieves who steal peoples’ properties when the owners are not around. They sometimes break More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
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NAIP mentors young pharmacists on career path

Young pharmacists desirous of a successful career need to make early decision on the area of practice they want to pursue, and must proceed immediately after graduation to concentrate on that area to garner the More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Thursday, June 2nd, 2016
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Refrain from drug abuse, ALPs charges students

The Association of Lady Pharmacists (ALPs) has charged Nigerian youngsters, especially those in secondary school, to stay away from drug abuse because of its dire consequences on their health and social life. Pharm. More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Thursday, June 2nd, 2016
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How I pioneered indigenous drug manufacturing in Nigeria – M. O. Paul

–  Says Forex scarcity killing local drug manufacturers. In this recent interview with Pharmanews, Pharm. Michael Oyebanjo Paul (popularly called M. O. Paul) founder and MD/CEO of Mopson Pharmaceuticals More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
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Why is it difficult to stop drug abuse?

In the first week of May, around 9am, I was in Oshodi to see off a relation travelling to Osun State.  I had to walk past the front of Mosafejo Police Station just under the bridge at Oshodi-Oke. Just a few metres More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
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Lagos PSN fetes pharmacists, best pharmacy students

–  Holds 2016 annual luncheon/award ceremony Pharmacists and friends of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) Lagos State Chapter had a swell time at the 2016 Annual Luncheon and Award Ceremony held More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
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IHVN to build international research centre to tame diseases

–  Partners Access Bank, Dangote Foundation to raise N5 billion To facilitate collaborative research that will curb diseases such as HIV, TB, malaria, cancer and other non-communicable diseases, the Institute More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Monday, May 9th, 2016
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NHF and the quest to tame NCDs

On 21 April, I was a participant at a programme organised by the Nigerian Heart Foundation (NHF) tagged: National Summit on Lipids and Cardiovascular Health in Nigerian Population. The one-day summit, held at the More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Friday, May 6th, 2016
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Averting another outbreak of yellow fever

The recent alarm raised by the World Health Organisation concerning an imminent outbreak of  yellow fever in urban areas of Africa calls for serious attention and urgent actions by all stakeholders in the Nigerian More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Friday, May 6th, 2016
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PSN is committed to improving public health – Yakasai

The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has reiterated its commitment to improving public health in Nigeria, noting that its priority is to ensure that Nigerians get the best care from health professionals in More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Tuesday, April 12th, 2016
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May & Baker Boss Rates Locally Made Medicines Better Than Imported Ones

Pharm. Nnamdi Nathan Okafor, a fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (FPSN), Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Pharmacy, (FNAPharm)  and an alumnus of the Lagos Business School is the Managing Director/CEO, More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Friday, April 8th, 2016
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PSN president reveals his vision for the profession

Pharm. Ahmed I. Yakasai is president of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN).  In this interview with Pharmanews in Lagos recently, he spoke on his vision for the PSN and why pharmacists are committed to More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Friday, April 8th, 2016
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Surviving the raging heat on earth

 For many Nigerians, this is a tough time. The economy is biting hard. Prices of commodities have gone up. Power supply is poorer than ever and is worsened by ongoing fuel scarcity. The palpable social discomfort More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Tuesday, March 15th, 2016
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Why Marc-Olivia is providing affordable medicines to Nigerians – Chief Ezeonyeodu

  Chief Marcel O. Ezeonyeodu (JP), chairman, Marc-Olivia Healthcare Limited, is a distinguished businessman with interest in real estate, financial services and oil and gas sectors of the economy. The Anambra More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Monday, March 14th, 2016
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PSN, Howard University collaborate to improve pharmacy practice

The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) and Howard University, USA, have agreed to collaborate to move pharmacy practice in Nigeria to greater heights and improve health care delivery in the country. The PSN More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Monday, March 14th, 2016
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Minister Ocholi and the road carnage challenge

He was one of the exceptional nominees during the 2015 ministerial screening. He was articulate and forthcoming with ideas that could solve some of the myriads of problems facing the nation. Unlike some of the other More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Monday, March 14th, 2016
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PSN president pledges to bridge interprofessional gaps

The cutthroat competition, confrontation and distrust amongst professionals in the health sector must give way for collaboration, consultation and cooperation in the interest of the health consuming public, Pharm. More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Monday, March 14th, 2016
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Henry Boyo advocates reform of Nigerian monetary system

To halt the present economic meltdown, transform the nation’s economy and boost industrialisation, the Nigerian nation must embrace a fundamental reform of its monetary system, distinguished finance expert and More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Monday, March 14th, 2016
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Sanofi unveils Zentiva – says new company will help reduce health care cost

A major reason Sanofi launched a new company, Zentiva, in Nigeria, is to strengthen its capacity to continue to provide safe, effective and cost-effective medicines, as well as to minimise health care cost in the More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Monday, March 14th, 2016
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Curbing rising incidence of kidney disease in Nigeria

The recent commemoration of the World Kidney Day (WKD) has once again drawn attention to a health condition that has steadily become one of the leading “silent killers” in the country. Nigeria, on 10 March, More...