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Meet Edith Muolokwu. A student of pharmacy and part time model #BeyondPharmacy

My name is Edith Muolokwu. I hail from Anambra state, Nigeria. I am currently studying pharmacy in the university and I am in my final year in the course of study.         I ventured into part time modelling and I was once Miss Pharmacy Uniport in 2014, Face of chrixtotech studios 2015 and currently the Face of ...

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Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Laud Executive Order On Security Of Medicines

THE Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Group of the Manufacturer’s Association of Nigeria, PMG-MAN, has lauded the recent Executive Order on support for Local Content in Public Procurement. It would be recalled that on the 18th of May 2017, an Executive Order signed by Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo mandated all MDAs of Government to grant preference to local manufacturers of goods and ...

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Support Local Manufacturers, Industrial Pharmacists Tell Govt

National Association of Industrial Pharmacists (NAIP) has called on the federal government to support local manufacturers with various forms of investments to enhance local manufacture of drugs for the benefit of Nigerians. It also said industrial pharmacists should be given preferential treatment in procurement of local products to stimulate more investments from the private sector. Speaking during a two-day symposium ...

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Pharma industry targets 12% growth rate to boost GDP

Local manufacturing arm of the pharmaceutical sector in Nigeria is targeting an annual growth rate of 12 to 15 per cent to improve its contributions to the economy. The sub-sector, which currently accounts for less than one per cent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), is designing a Marshall Plan with timelines to achieve the objective. And if the industry ...

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THE HIGH COST OF ESSENTIAL DRUGS

The tax on imported drugs is unhelpful With a circular titled “Import Adjustment Tax”, the Federal Ministry of Finance recently directed the introduction of 20 per cent tax on imported medicament in the pharmaceutical sector. This means that for every imported drugs and allied products, a minimum duty of 20 per cent would be made payable to the treasury through ...

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Nigerian Association of Pharmacists and Pharmaceutical Scientists in the Americas 2017 Scientific Conference and Exposition

Nigerian Association of Pharmacists and Pharmaceutical Scientists in the Americas 2017 NAPPSA Scientific conference and exposition. Theme: “Advancing Pharmaceutical Care and Wellness in a Changing Economy” Date: September, 21st – 24th, 2017 Venue: The Westin Houston, Memorial City 945 Gessner Road, Houston, TX Discover: Best practices in pharmacy and emerging trends in pharmaceutical science. 4 Days: Network and access educational programming devoted ...

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Nigeria Needs to Invest in the Pharmaceutical Sector – NAPPSA, President

Dr. Nkere Ebube is the President of Nigerian Association of Pharmacists and Pharmaceutical Scientists in the Americas (NAPPSA). In this interview with PharmaTimes Correspondent, GABRIEL IFINNWA, he proffers solutions to the increasing high cost of drugs in the country. What is the mandate of NAPPSA? Nigerian Association of Pharmacists and Pharmaceutical Scientists in the Americas, Inc. (NAPPSA) is an umbrella ...

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Experts urge Nigerians to patronise made-in-Nigeria medicines

The unprecedented increase in prices of medicines required to safeguard healthcare of Nigerians has become a real cause for concern in recent times. Findings from a new independent study however show that high quality made in Nigeria medicines remain more affordable when compared to similar imported brands. A comparative price analysis of local and imported brands of medicines supports this ...

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Akintayo: We are supposed to produce 70 per cent of our local drug needs

The cost of prescription drugs is skyrocketing, and is posing a lot of concern to Nigerians. Dr. Olumide Akintayo, immediate past president of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) told GERALDINE AKUTU why prices of drugs are going up. Drugs are becoming too expensive, why is this so? It is very true that drug prices have skyrocketed in recent times. ...

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Local Pharmaceutical Firms To Save Nigeria $2.4bn Imports

With over 80 per cent of anti-malarial medicines in the country imported, indigenous pharmaceutical companies are set to get the medications manufactured locally. This, it was learnt, will save lives of Nigerians and spare the nation of an estimated annual economic loss of $2.4 billion due to malaria epidemic and treatment cost. LEADERSHIP Weekend gathered that over 30 million insecticide-treated ...

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