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Evans: Pharmacist fingered by kidnap victim gets bail

Identification parade fails to nail suspect Ihave passed through the valley of death”.Those were the words,  depicting a high sense of lamentation,from Emeka Egbulugha, 33, the pharmacist working with Maydon Pharmaceutical Company in Ilupeju, Lagos, whose boss, Chief Donatus Dunu, was abducted and kept in captivity  for over 90 days,  at the Igando area of the state. Chief Dunu, who ...

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Nigeria to Witness More Malaria Cases As Mosquitoes Develop Resistance

The Nigeria Institute of Medical Research, NIMR, has raised alarm over the increasing incidence of mosquito resistance to Long Lasting Insecticide Nets, LLINs, in 18 states of the federation, even as over 50 million Nigerians still test positive to malaria annually. In a new report released, yesterday, by the institute, it was revealed that Lagos, Ogun and Niger states have ...

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Nigeria Has Highest Number of Under-immunised Children Globally – GAVI

• FG inaugurates c’ttee on implementation of National Integrated Infrastructure Masterplan Ndubuisi Francis in Abuja Nigeria has the highest number of under-immunised children in the world, displacing India with over one billion population which hitherto occupied the rather uninspiring spot, according to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisations (GAVI). GAVI is chaired by the former Coordinating Minister and Minister ...

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Pharmacists laud Fed Govt, M&B on vaccine production

•Seeks Expedited Medicines’ Access Programme (E-MAP) The Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Group of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (PMG-MAN) has praised the Federal Government for supporting local production of vaccines. The Federal Ministry of Health and May & Baker (M&B) have entered into partnership on vaccines production in the country. In a statement, PMG-MAN Executive Secretary, Dr Obi Peter Adigwe, said the ...

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Customs hands over seven containers of fake drugs to NAFDAC

The  Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Apapa Area Command has handed over the seven imported containers  of fake pharmaceutical products from China to the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in Lagos. Its Area Controller,  Musa Jibrin, told The Nation that the importer’s documentation showed Cimeti-dine drug, but upon examination, it was discovered that the containers  had ...

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Pharmaceutical Manufacturers tasks FG on access to affordable medicines

THE Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Group of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, PMG-MAN, has  urged the Federal government to expedite action  on the Expedited Medicines’ Access Programme (E-MAP) proposal between the Federal Ministry of Health and local manufacturers, even as it  described the partnership between government and May and Baker, as ground breaking. Expressing this position in a letter to the ...

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Pharmacist Council shuts 254 pharmacies, patent medicine stores in Nasarawa

The Pharmaceutical Council of Nigeria (PCN) says it has closed more than 254 illegal pharmacies and patent medicine stores in Nasarawa state in the last three years. Pharm. Okpalaeke Nwora, the Nasarawa state officer of PCN told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lafia on Thursday that 89 of such shops were shut in 2014; 110 in 2015; and ...

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Democratisation of CMD’s appointment responsible poor health management ―NMA President

THE President of the Nigeria Medical Association, Prof Mike Ogirimma, on Tuesday decried the adoption of a democratised  procedure for the appointment of Chief Medical Directors in Nigeria teaching hospitals, contending the development was responsible for the poor performance of the health sector. He made this known at the second anniversary of the doctors time out family titled, “Doctors as ...

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Pharmacist Council of Nigeria inducts 37 foreign trained pharmacists

The pharmacist council of Nigeria on Monday 19th June 2017 inducted  37 foreign trained pharmacists into the noble profession. The induction ceremony took place at the council auditorium. The ceremony was opened with an opening prayer after which the head of department education and training Dr Anthony Idoko welcomed everyone and stated that the essence of the gathering was to ...

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Lassa fever hits Ondo, five cases recorded

No fewer than five people have reportedly been infected with the deadly Lassa fever in Ondo State. According to the Permanent Secretary in the state’s Ministry of Health, Dr. Taye Oni, who spoke with journalists in Akure on Tuesday, the disease had affected two people in Owo Local Government and two people in Akoko North-West Local Government. Similarly, a student ...

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