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Day: June 25, 2018

ACPN IDEA Zone Sets the Pace with 10th Annual Pharmaceutical Business Seminar

ACPN IDEA Zone Sets the Pace with 10th Annual Pharmaceutical Business Seminar

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The ACPN IDEA (Ipaja, Dopemu, Egbeda and Akowonjo) zone has once again shown themselves as the pacesetters in the state as they held their 10th Annual Pharmaceutical and Business Seminar/ Workshop on Thursday, 21 June. The event which took place at an event centre in the zone was graced by many dignitaries in the pharmaceutical industry including Pharm. Charles Ajibo, who is the Country Director and General Manager of Merck in Nigeria; he was also the chairman of the occasion. Other dignitaries at the event were: Pharm. Adeniran B.O.F Chairman, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Lagos State Chapter; Pharm. Obideyi Benedict, Chairman ACPN Lagos State Chapter; Pharm. Deji Osinoiki, the Father of the Day; Pharm. Abimbola Adebakin, CEO Advantage Health Care, who was also a resource person at ...
Policemen Health Worrisome – Health Experts

Policemen Health Worrisome – Health Experts

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Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN), Nasarawa state branch, said in Lafia yesterday that the health status of the men of the Nigerian police in the state was becoming worrisome because of the nature of duty the perform. Speaking at the free medical services to 200 officers and men of the Nasarawa state Police command, Chairman of ACPN in Nasarawa state, Pharm. Ikechukwu Okwor said that the gesture is aimed at ascertaining the health situation of the policemen who posing health threat to the society as a result of not having time to check their status. “We have taking to giving back to the society especially the police because of the critical role they play that do not allow them the time to seek medical attention thereby posing a threat to the society”. “What we are
PSN Board of Fellows to Hold Mid-Year Meeting

PSN Board of Fellows to Hold Mid-Year Meeting

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* Says Holistic Approach Required to Combat Drug Abuse The most important annual event of the Board of Fellows (BoF) of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), the Mid-Year Meeting, is billed to hold at the Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos from 26th to 28th June 2018, says Pharm. Chiedu Ojike Mordi, chairman, PSN BoF has said. Speaking with newsmen during a media parley held at BoF office, Anthony, Lagos, Pharm. Mordi, said the BoF was concerned about the ravaging effects of drug abuse palpable in every nook and cranny of Nigeria and is determined to unveil a new strategy which will comprise short, medium and long term solutions to combat the menace, which has assumed an epidemic dimension. The BoF helmsman speaking further at the event graced by four other past chairmen of the b...
Cholera Kills Three Pupils in Gombe

Cholera Kills Three Pupils in Gombe

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• 27 hospitalised Three pupils of Tsangaya Islamic School, Madaki, Gombe State, have died of cholera. Twenty-seven others are hospitalised. Commissioner for Health Dr Kennedy Ishaya confirmed this yesterday during an inspection visit to Madaki Primary Healthcare facility where the victims are hospitalised. He said within three days, 30 children from the school had contracted the disease of which three had died. Ishaya added that 15 were treated and discharged while 12 were still receiving treatment at the facility. According to him, the government has stocked all health facilities with sufficient drugs and advised people to report any suspected case to the nearest facility. The commissioner also appealed to the health personnel to take necessary steps to avoid the risk of
NAFDAC DG Adeyeye Sacks Consultants over Anomalies

NAFDAC DG Adeyeye Sacks Consultants over Anomalies

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Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye has revoked the appointments of consultants to the agency over allegations of anomalies and irregularities In a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja, Prof. Adeyeye noted that the activities of the consultants were detrimental to the Federal Government’s ease of doing business policy. “The operations of the NAFDAC Appointed Consultants in recent times have been fraught with a lot of challenges and irregularities, which militated against the very purpose of their appointment i.e. easing regulatory business of the industry with NAFDAC. “NAFDAC, in this new dispensation under my watch, cannot allow these anomalies to continue,’’ Pro
Cholera: 24 New Cases Recorded In Adamawa

Cholera: 24 New Cases Recorded In Adamawa

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Adamawa state Ministry of Health on Saturday confirmed 24 new cases of cholera in about four Local government areas in the state. A statement on cholera update issued by the Information Officer of the ministry, Mr Mohammed Abubakar, named the Local government areas as Maiha, Mubi North and Mubi South .. It said that no death had been recorded with the new cases. It added that 10 cases were recorded in Mubi South, eight in Maiha and six in Mubi North. According to the statement, the epidemiological summary of the cases from May 1 to June 22 shows that 1,388 cases with 25 deaths were recorded in the four affected local government areas of Hong, Maiha, Mubi North and Mubi South. Hong with fatality rate of zero per cent recorded seven cases with no death, Maiha also has fatality...