PSN, WAPCP urge pharmacists to invest more in herbal medicine

participants at the two-day workshop organised by PSN and WAPCP

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 College of Pharmacists (WAPCP) and the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) at the college’s secretariat in Yaba on 26 May, More...

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L-R: Prof. Elijah Sokomba, commissioner, Federal Character Commission; Prof. Maurice Iwu, chairman, Bioresources Development Group (BDG); and  His Royal Highness, Chief, Prof. T.O. Omon  Oleabhiele, president of National Association of Nigeria Trad. Med.Practitioners (NANTMP) at the occasion.
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L-R: Former Ambassador of Nigeria to the United Kingdom, Dr Christopher Kolade; Lady Julia Adelusi-Adeluyi; Emeritus Prof. O.O Akinkugbe; NAPharm. President, Prince Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi; former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon; PSN President, Pharm. Olumide Akintayo; and President, Nigerian Academy of Engineering, Raifu I. Salau, at the event.
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Mrs.Hauwa Keri, representative of DG. NAFDAC;  Dr. Chris Okunji, USA; and Prof. A. Elujoba,
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