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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

L-R: Pharm. (Mrs) Rametu Momodu, deputy director, NAFDAC; Pharm. (Mrs) Moyosore Adejumo, director of  pharmaceutical services, Lagos State Ministry of Health; and Pharm. (Hajia) Zainab Sharif, national chairman, ALPs during the programme held at  the Ikeja Local Government Secretariat, Lagos, recently
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...

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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...

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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...

Lagos PSN fetes pharmacists, best pharmacy students
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...

R-L: Mr Victor Etuokwu, executive director,Access Bank Plc;  Dr Patrick Dakum,CEO, IHVN, Ms Zouera Youssoufou;CEO, Dangote Foundation, Professor Emeritus Umaru Shehu;chairman of directors, IHVN, and Herbert Wigwe; GMD/CEO, Access Bank Plc, during a press briefing on the proposed International Reseach Centre of Excellence in Lagos, recently
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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

L-R: Prince Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi, Dr Akintunde Obembe, chairman, NMA; Pharm. Ahmed Yakasai and Prof. Isaac Adewole.
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...

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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...

Dr Babatunde Ipaye, Commissioner for Health, Ogun  State ; Pharm. Bukky George, MD/CEO, Healthplus and Mr Abderahmane  Chakibi, MD, Sanofi, Ghana-Nigeria; at the launch of Zentiva in Nigeria
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...

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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...

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By Yusuff Moshood On Monday, February 22nd, 2016
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Roche, journalists and NCDs

Infectious diseases like Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), Lassa fever and the new rave in town – Zika Virus Disease – have always managed to get adequate media attention, More...

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By Yusuff Moshood On Thursday, January 28th, 2016
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PSN and the vaccine production challenge

In the second week of January, I attended the maiden press parley organised by the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) for the Society’s new president, Pharm. Ahmed Yakasai, in Lagos. The parley which was More...

L-R: Pharm. Olumide Akintayo, immediate past president, PSN, Pharm. Ahmed Yakasai, president, PSN and Pharm. Iyiola Gbolagade, national secretary, PSN during the press parley, held at Pharmacy House, Anthony, Lagos
By Yusuff Moshood On Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
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PSN president offers blueprint on reducing disease burden

To commence the reduction of Nigeria’s disease burden by over 50 per cent from 2016, the gospel of good hygiene and other public health issues must be spread by health professionals in their practice facilities More...

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By Yusuff Moshood On Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
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Why AstraZeneca is funding local medical research – Abonu

L-R: Country Manager, AstraZeneca Nigeria, Jude Abonu; Chair, Scientific Review Committee, AstraZeneca Research Trust, Prof. Folasade Ogunsola; Chief Medical Director, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, More...

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By Yusuff Moshood On Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
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Vixa hosts distributors of Dolo Meta B – Gives brand new car to raffle draw winner

Chief  Ebuka Okafor , Chairman/MD , Vixa Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd (left), presenting the grand prize,a Kia Rio Salon car to Mr Mark Nwokocha, winner of  the Dolo Meta-B  promo raffle draw  Distributors of Dolo More...

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By Yusuff Moshood On Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
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Roche has long-term plans for Nigeria’s health sector – Addae

Mr Herman Addae is a pharmacist with extensive field experience in pharmaceutical marketing across countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Having started his pharmacy career as a regulator working as head of licensing More...

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By Yusuff Moshood On Tuesday, January 26th, 2016
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New BOF chairman pledges to harmonise PSN

The new Chairman, Board of Fellows (BOF), Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Pharm. C. O. Mordi, has pledged to pursue genuine reconciliation and unity of all members of the PSN, especially those that are More...

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By Yusuff Moshood On Wednesday, December 16th, 2015
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AstraZeneca holds research grant award in Lagos

A global player in the pharmaceutical sector, AstraZeneca recently marked one year of the AstraZeneca Nigeria Research Grant. At the event held at Protea Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos, cheques for the research grant award More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Monday, November 30th, 2015
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The task before the new health minister

Prof. Isaac Folorunso Adewole, former vice chancellor of the University of Ibadan and now Nigeria’s Minister of Health, is a professor of gynaecology and obstetrics. Adewole, who prior to his appointment as health More...

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By Yusuff Moshood On Monday, November 30th, 2015
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The 88th PSN conference and the burden of leadership

The 88th edition of the Annual National Conference of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) tagged ‘Unity 2015’ was held in Abuja, the seat of the Nigerian government, from 9 to 13 November. Although the More...

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By Yusuff Moshood On Saturday, November 14th, 2015
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World Diabetes Day 2015 – “Healthy living starts at breakfast”

To mark World Diabetes Day this year 2015, WHO is calling for greater action to turn the growing tide of the global diabetes epidemic. World Diabetes Day, on the 14th November every year, has grown from humble More...

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By Yusuff Moshood On Wednesday, October 28th, 2015
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How IT will boost health care delivery in Nigeria – Anyanwu

In this interview with Pharmanews in Lagos, recently, Ezinne Anyanwu, managing director of Efferent Advisory Group, a health care management firm which aims to harness the power of technology to re-engineer clinical More...

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By Yusuff Moshood On Tuesday, October 27th, 2015
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Why I fought for change in Nigerian health sector – Akintayo

Pharm. Olumide Akintayo, PSN president The quest to ensure that the Nigerian government accorded the health sector its appropriate status as a multidisciplinary sector where many scientists make huge contributions More...