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NAFDAC cautions media against illegal advertisement of pharmaceutical products

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has cautioned the media over the advertisement of pharmaceutical products without confirmation from the agency. The Director General of the agency, Prof. Christianah Mojisola Adeyeye disclosed this at a press briefing, while its arraigned suspected drug peddlers over sales and distribution of falsified pharmaceutical product in Lagos state. She ...

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Codeine abuse rampant among married women

The Chairman of the Codeine Control and Other Related Matters Working Group, Prof. Oluwatoyin Odeku, has raised the alarm over the widespread abuse of codeine and other controlled medicines in many parts of the country. Odeku noted, in an interview with our correspondent, that the abuse of the substance cut across all ages and social strata. She said, “The problem ...

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Drug Abuse: Pharmacists Assure On Commitment, Seek Multi-Sector Collaborations

The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has pledged to strengthen its activities and collaborations with relevant stakeholders, including the National Assembly and the media to tackle the challenges of drug abuse in the country. Pharm. Ahmed Yakasai, President, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) made the commitment at the sensitisation programme on drug abuse and misuse, organised by the Pharmaceutical Association ...

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3 years after Ebola, West Africa’s response to epidemics is on

The West Africa Regional Centre for Surveillance and Disease Control (ECOWAS-RCSDC)—the region’s response to managing and preventing epidemics—goes operational in Abuja on Wednesday, nearly three years after heads of regional governments approved it in 2015. The West African Health Organisation announced on Tuesday the centre will work with member states in the region to “assure the health security” of West ...

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N21.7m fraud: Doctors beg court to quash charges

Five former executive members of the Edo State chapter of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), standing trial over alleged N21.7m fraud, have prayed the court to quash the charges against them. Emmanuel Ighodaro (chairman) Anthony Owolabi, Quincy Atoghengbe, Raymond Ogieva and Oseremen Gabriel Ogbebor were arraigned before the state High Court on January 31 by the Economic and Financial Crimes ...

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HIV: ‘FG should stop depending on donors for drugs’

As part of their effort to help those living with HIV in Nigeria, the Association of Civil Societies of AIDS in Nigeria (ACSAN) have said the Federal and State govts should take the responsibility of treating people with the  disease. This call was made Yesterday during a  press briefing by the  organizations. Speaking for ACSAN, the executive secretary, Mr. Nwakamma ...

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Lagos Shuts 24 Illegal Pharmacies, Patent Medicine Stores

The Lagos State Government has shut down 24 illegal pharmacies and chemist shops in Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Government Area of the State in an effort to rid the State of fake drugs. Special Adviser to the Governor on Primary Health, Dr. Olufemi Onanuga disclosed this in his office at the Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja shortly after the enforcement operation carried out ...

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Pharmacists council inducts 105 graduands of Igbinedion University

The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria on Friday inducted 105 graduands of the Dora Akunyili College of Medicine, Igbinedion University, Okada. Inducting the graduands, Elijah Mohammed, Registrar of the council, said that PCN was aware of challenges posed to pharmacists by various dynamics. Mohammed said some of the dynamics include practice, technological advancements, increasing disease burdens, adverse drug reactions, drug interactions ...

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COMMUNIQUÉ OF THE 1ST NATIONAL COUNCIL MEETING OF THE PHARMACEUTICAL SOCIETY OF NIGERIA

COMMUNIQUÉ OF THE 1ST NATIONAL COUNCIL MEETING OF THE PSN HELD AT PHARMACY HOUSE, ANTHONY VILLAGE, LAGOS ON THURSDAY 15TH FEBRUARY, 2018 PREAMBLE The meeting critically appraised contemporary matters in the pharmaceutical sector and the totality of the health system in Nigeria. After a careful evaluation, the national council came up with the following recommendations and resolutions: 1.​Council commended the ...

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PSN Council warns against taking drug matters off federal control

The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) Council has hailed the constitutional reforms being pursued by the All Progressive Congress (APC) led administration. However, the council rejected the proposal by the reform panel led by Governor Nasir El-Rufai to place medicine and drug related matters on the concurrent list, saying such recommendation portends great danger for the nation. The PSN stated ...

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