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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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West Africa’s fight to keep bad medicine off shelves

As West Africa declares war on the market for expired and counterfeit medicines, start-ups are putting quality control in the hands of patients to stop them risking their lives trying to get well. Not only can such drugs fail to treat the diseases they are bought to combat, experts say, but they may encourage resistance to antibiotics and even cause ...

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Only one in 48 applicants gets admission to study medicine

Only one in 48 applicants will get admission to study medicine in Nigerian universities in this year’s academic session due to limited vacancies, Daily Trust investigations have shown. Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) data shows that 156,213 students sat for the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) to read medicine whereas there are only 3,205 vacancies in 44 universities ...

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Nigeria accounts for 2nd highest HIV/AIDS burden worldwide – NEPWAN

The Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (NEPWAN) says Nigeria accounts for second highest HIV/AIDS burden worldwide after South Africa. Mr Victor Omoshehin, the National Coordinator of NEPWAN, revealed this at the candlelight memorial organised by the organisation on Monday in Abuja for those that die in the course of HIV/AIDS. He noted that Nigerians that died due ...

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Herbal blood tonics for anaemic conditions

*Fluted pumpkin leaves, cowhage, fig, sorghum, others show promise, researchers find Nigerian researchers have shown the efficacy of fluted pumpkin vegetable extracts in the management of severe anemia in children. According to the study published in The Internet Journal of Alternative Medicine and The study was published in Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, case reports of two severely anaemic patients, ...

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‘Osotimehin died watching television’

NMA, others mourn renowned doctor Professor Babatunde Osotimehin might have died of heart attack while watching television in his sitting room, The Guardian reliably gathered. A source told The Guardian that the late professor, former Minister of Health and pioneer Director-General of the National Agency for Control of AIDS (NACA) was hale and hearty and did not complain of any ...

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Pharmaceuticals canvass policy coherence

Invest N20b in factory upgrades in five years Pharmaceutical companies in Nigeria have canvassed policy consistency and clarity as well as a new strategy for drug import to enable them remain in business. The pharmaceutical companies, who are members of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Group of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (PMG-MAN), lamented that over 120 of its members were being ...

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