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Legalizing marijuana can increase use – Study

Legalising marijuana can lead to increased use of the drug, according to a French study that looked at consumption levels in two US states and Uruguay in the midst of a debate over France’s narcotics laws. The study conducted by France’s National Institute of Higher Security and Justice Studies and the French Observatory for Drugs and Drug Addiction examined data ...

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Fake Drugs: FG to Introduce Coordinated Wholesale Centres Nationwide

The Federal Government, yesterday, said it was introducing drug Coordinated Wholesale Centres, CWCs, to check the menace of fake and falsified medical products in the country, even as it warned that by December 31, 2018 all open drug markets will be permanently shut. Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, disclosed these in Lagos during a stakeholders workshop organised by National ...

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Keffi FMC Set To Train 100 Pharmacists

Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Keffi on Monday said it was set for skills development workshop for over 100 pharmacists across health facilities in the state for quality health care service delivery. Dr Sabi’u Adamu, the Head of Pharmacy unit of the centre, made this known in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Keffi, Keffi Local Government of ...

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Kano State Government distributes N351m worth of drugs, test kits to 748 healthcare facilities

Kano state government has distributed drugs, malaria test kits and treated mosquito nets worth over N350m to 748 healthcare facilities across the 44 local government areas of the state. It also engaged the services of 1000 sanitation workers and procured 11 motorized fumigation machines for regular fumigation of the environment against mosquitoes. Speaking yesterday during the distribution of the materials at the government house, Governor ...

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Kano takes steps to battle drug abuse

Bogged by the increasing wave of drug abuse among youths, Kano State Government has concluded plans to establish drugs marshals to curb the menace. Mr. Muhuyi Rimingado, the Executive Chairman, Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission said when the commandant of National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency‎, Mr. Hamza Umar paid him a courtesy visit in his office. ‎Rimingado said ...

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Senate investigates circulation of 42 banned anti-malaria drugs

The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday said it would investigate reports of 42 anti-malaria drugs banned by the European Union, EU but which are still in circulation in the country. The EU reportedly banned these drugs as a result of their effect on health, including causing kidney failure. One of the banned drugs is Artesunate which is widely used in Nigerian ...

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Pharmacists Council deploys inspectors to curb quakery in pharmacy

IN its bid to rid the country of quackery and unwholesome practices, and to establish standards in all areas of pharmacy practice, the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria, PCN, has  deployed eight teams of seasoned inspectors to five  geopolitical zones. Disclosing the move to Good Health Weekly in Abuja, the Public Relations Officer of the PCN,  Pharm Peter Iliya Ndirpaya, said the move would ...

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Importers of fake drugs to get life sentence — NAFDAC Director

Following the mind boggling seizure of two 40ft trucks of substandard drugs intercepted by the Federal Operations Unit, FOU, of Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, the Director of Investigations, National Agency for Food, Drugs, Administration and Control, NAFDAC, Mr. Ejiofor Kingsley, has said that importers of fake and substance drugs into Nigeria will get life imprisonment once the National Assembly approves ...

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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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Kenyan pharmacists decry high rate of unregulated medicines

The umbrella of pharmacists in Kenya on Thursday decried the high incidences of unregulated medicines in the country after a market study report unearthed the existence of 8 percent prevalence of unregulated medicinal brands in the country. The study, which was commissioned by the Kenya Association of Pharmaceutical Industry (KAPI), reveals such products, unlike those imported through the official channels, ...

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