By Yusuff Moshood –
Neimeth International Pharmaceuticals Plc has launched a new antihelminthic (deworming agent), Pyrantrin Choco.
The new drug, a chocolate flavoured variant of Pyrantrin, a brand of Pyrantel More...
Malaria has remained a major public health concern in Nigeria. It accounts for over 60 per cent outpatient visits and 30 per cent hospital admissions in the country. It remains one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality. It is responsible for 29 per cent of childhood death, 25 per cent of infant mortality and 11 per cent of maternal mortality. The disease has also impacted negatively on the economy, with about 132 billion naira lost to the disease annually,as cost of treatment, prevention and loss in man-hours.