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KNUST Organizes Second White Coat Ceremony For Doctor Of Pharmacy Students

The ceremony which took place at the Central Classroom Block Auditorium (CCB) KNUST on Thursday, 12th of October 2017 under the theme; IMPACT OF THE PHARM D PHARMACIST ON PHARMACEUTICAL CARE, saw the ushering of the second batch of students into their clinical year since the inception of the six year Doctor of Pharmacy Program in the 2012/2013 Academic year to replace the ...

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PSN plans to increase local pharmaceutical manufacturing by 70%

The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has unveiled its plans to increase the country’s local pharmaceutical manufacturing by 70 percent. This was made known to by Ahmed Yakasai, president, PSN during his goodwill message at the inauguration of new fellows by Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy recently in Lagos. “Through a well-tailored plan which we have broken down to short, medium ...

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12 illegal pharmacies, 383 patent stores sealed in Kaduna

A total 395 premises including 12 illegal pharmacies and 383 patent medicine stores have been sealed by the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN). Their offences range from operating without registration with the council, failure to renew premises license, dispensing ethical products without the supervision of pharmacist and poor sanitary conditions among others. In the latest enforcement exercises, officials of the ...

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Prioritize local pharma sector, PMGMAN tasks FG

The Federal government has been tasked to prioritise the Nigerian pharmaceutical sector  because the  straddles both healthcare and manufacturing industry. Making the call in Lagos during the   Nigeria Pharma Manufacturers Expo (NPME 2017), Executive Secretary of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturer’s Group of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, PMGMAN, Dr Obi Adigwe, said the health sector and the manufacturing industry are two ...

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Pharm. Eze Ikechukwu Receives ‘Ahmed Yakasai Community Pharmacist Support Award’ – 2017

As a way of enabling members of the Association of Community Pharmacists in Nigeria to meet professional standards in Nigeria, Pharm. Ahmed Yakkassi, President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, some time ago instituted an award tagged ‘Ahmed Yakasai Community Pharmacist Support Award.’ The award which came into being in the year 2013 was planned to span a period of ...

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NHIS urges citizens to embrace contributory health insurance scheme

The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) on Friday urged Nigerians, especially those in the informal sector to enroll in the contributory health programme to enjoy universal health coverage. Mrs Nonye Unaegbu, the Senior Manager, NHIS made the call at the free medical screening conducted by Managed Healthcare Services, a Health Maintenance Organisation (HMO) for members of staff of the Federal Ministry ...

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Hospital pharmacists charged on national development

*AHAPN seeks substantive DG for NAFDAC, reconstitution of board of federal healthcare institutions Stakeholders in pharmaceutical system have called on pharmacists to maintain their focus, capacity building and peer review of activities, as well as leadership and professional commitments in various practice settings in pharmacy. The pharmacists made this call at the Association of Hospital and Administrative Pharmacists of Nigeria ...

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Drug control facility will save lives- Ariaria Patent Medicine Dealers Association

Mr Henry Osuagwu, the President, Ariaria Patent Medicine Dealers Association (APAMDA), says plans to build a drug control facility will save lives and eliminate fraudulent practices in the business. Osuagwu said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Aba, Abia on Tuesday. He said that the Wholesale Coordinating Centre (CWC) for Abia medicine dealers would ...

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Child living with HIV maintains remission without drugs since 2008 – Study

A nine-year-old South African child who was diagnosed with HIV infection at one month of age and received anti-HIV treatment during infancy has suppressed the virus without anti-HIV drugs for eight and a half years, scientists reported at the 9th IAS Conference on HIV Science in Paris. This case appears to be the third reported instance of sustained HIV remission ...

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Only Buhari can suspend me, NHIS secretary tells minister

The directive that the Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Professor Usman Yusuf, should proceed on a three-month suspension is generating controversies as he insisted that only President Muhammadu Buhari can order his suspension. This was as the Federal Ministry of Health has declared that his suspension, as ordered by the Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, ...

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