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Doctor’s “stamp” launches to catch quack physicians

Health minister Isaac Adewole has launched a “doctor’s stamp”, a device to check quackery in the medical profession. A doctor’s “stamp” carries a logo of the National Medical Association, the doctor’s name, identification number, licence number, graduation year and other security features that are visible only under ultraviolet light. The stamp launched at annual general meeting of the association in ...

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Doctors seek law regulating bleaching cream

Medical doctors under the aegis of the Nigerian Association of Dermatologists, say they have begun the process of meeting with some lawmakers at the National Assembly in order to formulate laws that will regulate the manufacture and use of bleaching cream. The Chairman of the Abuja Dermatology Society, Dr. Mohammed Danmallam, who spoke on behalf of NAD, said this during ...

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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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NMA, PSN to tackle quackery

The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) and the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) are set to root out quackery in the profession by deploying high-tech tools, its President, Dr. Mike Ogirima, has said. Speaking in Lagos during the NMA’s officials’ visit to PSN secretariat, he said every registered member with the Medical and Dental Council (MDCN) would be given a seal ...

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‘Don’t exclude pharmacists from the central internship posting’

The Association of Hospital and Administrative Pharmacists of Nigeria has called on the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, not to exclude pharmacists, medical laboratory scientists from its one-year housemanship programme in public hospitals. The AHAPN National Chairman, Mr. Martins Oyewole, and his National Secretary, Jelili Kilani, in a statement on Thursday, said the move could further polarise the relationship ...

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NMA President Makes Historic Visit To Pharmacy House, Make Joint Press Conference

NIGERIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (NMA) PRESIDENT PAID A WORKING VISIT TO PHARMACY HOUSE, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7, 2017. The President of Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Professor Mike O. Ogirima led a 7 man delegates of both National and Lagos State executive members of the association to pay a working visit to the President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria at Pharmacy House, ...

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Meningitis kills 8 in Kaduna – Commissioner

The Kaduna State Government says it has recorded eight deaths since the outbreak of Cerebro Spinal Meningitis (CSM) was reported in parts of the country in January. The state Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr Paul Dogo, confirmed this when he spoke with newsmen in Kaduna on Monday. Dogo said that the state had recorded the eight deaths from 11 confirmed cases ...

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Excessive use of painkillers could cause heart attack – Research

The way many people use painkillers seem to suggest that there is no risk involved, especially when such painkillers are prescribed by a doctor or a qualified pharmacist. Yet, millions of people are increasing their risk of a heart attack just by taking painkillers, research reveals. Experts say there is an added danger, even within the first week of taking ...

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We are not inferior to doctors, pharmacists tell FG

The Association of Hospital and Administrative Pharmacists of Nigeria have said that they are equally as relevant to the health care delivery system of the country as doctors. In a statement signed by AHAPN Chairman, Mr. Martins Oyewole, and his Secretary, Mr. Jelili Kilani, the body condemned the Nigerian Medical Association for rejecting the harmonisation of all medical and health ...

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“Nigerian Medical Doctors are responsible for the rot in our healthcare delivery system” — Hospital Pharmacists

[Abuja[–The Association of hospital and Administrative Pharmacists of Nigeria (AHAPN) has alleged that the Nigerian Medical Doctors are responsible for the rot in the nation’s healthcare delivery system. The allegation is contained in a rejoinder written by the association to counter the Nigerian Medical Association’s (NMA) move against the harmonisation of health workers’ salaries. The rejoinder signed by Pharm Martins ...

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