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Kogi mysterious disease: Death toll rise to 62

The Kogi State Government has confirmed that about 62 people have been killed by a strange disease in the Western part of the State. As at Thursday, 17th August 2017, the death toll was at 50. Speaking with DAILY POST on the latest development on Friday, the state Commissioner for Health Dr Saka Haruna said information reaching the ministry shows ...

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IHVN recruits community pharmacies for easy HIV treatment

THE INSTITUTE of Human Virology Nigeria, IHVN, said it has began collaborating with private pharmacies in communities in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Nasarawa State to give people living with HIV in the country easy access to anti- retroviral treatment. IHVN Associate Director and Head of Pharmacy, Pharm. Yohanna Avong, disclosed this innovation in Keffi at training for community ...

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Lassa fever: LUTH discharges patients, delists 70 under surveillance

Two doctors infected with Lassa fever and receiving treatment at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, have been discharged. The Chief Medical Director, Prof. Chris Bode, who disclosed this in Lagos on Wednesday, also confirmed that the first doctor to have had contact with the index patient had been discharged since Sunday. He noted that all three patients have been ...

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ACPN demands immediate implementation of National Drug Distribution Guideline

To sanitise the drug distribution system in the country, the Federal Government has been urged, as a matter of necessity, to immediately begin the implementation of the National Drug Distribution Guideline (NDDG) without further delay. Pharmacists under the aegis of the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN), Lagos State Branch, who made the appeal, said NDDG, if when implemented ...

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‘High duty taking medicine away from reach of poor’

The high cost of duty paid on imported pharmaceutical products has been identified as a major factor making access to basic medicines difficult for Nigerians. Speaking  during a visit by members of the Association of Hospital and Administrative Pharmacists of Nigeria to the office of World Wide Commercial Ventures Limited in Matori, Lagos,  the Managing Director of the company, Mr. ...

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ALERT!!! DRUG RECALL. LOTS OF NITROGLYCERIN INJECTION

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has been informed that the Singapore Health Science Authority (HSA) on 20th June, 2017 issued a recall of all unexpired lots of Nitroglycerin injection manufactured by Advanced Pharma, Inc. d/b/a Avella of Houston, USA. The recall was due to a laboratory test result which indicated a lower than expected potency ...

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‘Only two per cent of Nigerians have enrolled for NHIS”

The Guild of Medical Directors (GMD) has expressed worry about the low coverage of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) across the country. It regretted that less than two per cent of Nigeria’s population has enrolled in the scheme, saying this is against what obtains in other African countries, particularly Ghana and Kenya, which it said have enrolled up to ...

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Study!!! How diet drinks, low-calorie meals trigger diabetes

Diet drinks and meals could cause people to put on weight and trigger diabetes even when they are low-calorie. Modern diet products confuse the human body because there is nothing natural like them, scientists say. Where a low-calorie drink is still as sweet as the normal version, the mismatch appears to send our metabolisms haywire. Researchers at Yale University say ...

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Lassa fever: Scientists to map rats in affected states

Scientists at the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Yaba, are set to map the movement of  the Multimammate rat, the vector that causes Lassa fever, in states where the infection has occurred. Over  six states, including Lagos, Yobe, Plateau,Edo and Ogun, were affected in the ongoing outbreak of the disease. The NIMR DG, Prof. Babatunde Salako, who spoke to our ...

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Sad!!! PSN Ekiti State chairman is dead

Announcement! My fellow professional colleagues, in tears its so painful to confirm the passing on of our dear PSN Ekiti State chairman in the early hours of this morning, this is Indeed a black day in the annals of Ekiti State PSN. RIP Pharm Olabisi Durojaye , Ah my PSN Ekiti geralisimo is gone, it is sun set at down, ...

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