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NAFDAC urges pharmacists, patent medicine dealers to store medicines with care

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has advised pharmacists and patent medicine dealers to store medicines with due care, to sustain their shelf life and potency.
The Nigeria Conservation Foundation (NCF) on Saturday trained Traditional medicine practitioners from 20 Local Government Areas of Sokoto State on the sustainable plant-based alternative to vulture use.

NCF urges trado-medicine practitioners to stop using vultures for medicine

The Nigeria Conservation Foundation (NCF) on Saturday trained Traditional medicine practitioners from 20 Local Government Areas of Sokoto State on the sustainable plant-based alternative to vulture use.
Mr Ben Akabueze, the Director General Budget Office, says the 2020 budget presented by President Muhammadu Buhari tagged the “Budget of Growth and Job Creation” clearly defines its objectives.

President Buhari: Increased VAT will fund health, education, infrastructure

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said the 50 per cent additional revenues to be raised from the increase in Value-Added Taxes (VAT) would be used to fund health, education, and infrastructure.

UK ban exports on some drugs to reduce scarcity

Britain’s government has restricted the export of 24 drugs as part of efforts to reduce shortages of some medicines, hormone replacement therapy drugs, contraceptives and adrenaline pens.

Semen leakage cause of impotency in men – sex therapist

An Abuja-based Sex Therapist, Mrs Hauwa Tayyib, has identified leakage of semen as one of the lead cause of impotency in men.
Britons on Monday hoarded goods worth £4 billion (or about 4.8 billion dollars) amid fears of a no-Brexit deal.

Britons stockpile food, medicine as no-Brexit deal looms

A financial services provider, Premium Credit, said almost one in five respondents to a survey of 1,052 people have begun to increase their stockpiles of food, drinks as well as medicines.

Governors’s wives partner Roche on war against cancer in Nigeria

Some wives of Nigerian Governors, under the aegis of Wives of Governors Against Cancer, WOGAC, have formed strong alliance with Roche Nigeria as part of their efforts to win the war against cancer in Nigeria.
Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference after an Emergency Committee meeting on the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

WHO takes steps to improve affordable access to essential medicines

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has updated global guidance on medicines and diagnostic tests to address health challenges, prioritise highly effective therapeutics, and improve affordable access.
Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference after an Emergency Committee meeting on the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

WHO takes steps to improve affordable access to essential medicines

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has updated global guidance on medicines and diagnostic tests to address health challenges, prioritise highly effective therapeutics and improve affordable access.
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Saudi Arabia imposes more tax on e-cigarettes, soft drinks

Saudi Arabia has imposed a special tax on electronic cigarettes and sugary drinks, extending similar taxes introduced in 2017 as it seeks to reduce a budget deficit caused by low oil prices.
NAFDAC Boss, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye and WAHO Director of Public Health, Dr Carlos Brito, addressing journalists in Lagos, Nigeria on Thursday.

Federal government to pay N1 billion to manufacturers of seized codeine

Moji Adeyeye, the Director-General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), on Monday said the federal government would pay more than N1 billion as compensation to the companies that had their codeine impounded more than a year ago.
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NAFDAC denies report of 70 per cent fake medicines in Nigeria

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has denounced a newspaper report that 70 per cent of medicines in Nigeria were fake.

Ghana eyes world record in medical drone service

Ghana launched a fleet of drones Wednesday to carry medical supplies to remote areas, with President Nana Akufo-Addo declaring it would become the "world's largest drone delivery service."

Parasitologist urges government to make healthcare accessible to all

A Consultant Medical Parasitologist, Prof. Wellington Oyibo, on Sunday urged both the Federal and State Governments to intensify strategies in the health system to allow everyone have access to healthcare services.
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Commissioner: Proper sex education will prevent unwanted pregnancies, abortions

Anambra Health Commissioner, Dr. Joe Akabuike, has called for proper sex education for students to avoid unwanted pregnancies, abortions and its implications.
NAFDAC Director General Christianah Mojisola Adeyeye

Anniversary: NAFDAC engages in fitness walk, tree planting

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Monday commenced commemoration of its 25th anniversary with a fitness walk and tree planting in Abuja.

Minister urges private sectors to support research and innovation in tertiary institutions

The private sector in the country has been urged to show more interest in supporting researches and innovations in universities and research institutions.

Minister promises implementation of findings on counterfeit pharmaceuticals

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, on Thursday promised effective implementation of findings and ideas from the study on the Rise of Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals in Africa.

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Itse Sagay: Jury system’ll tackle problem of corrupt judges

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Senator Lawan: Senate yet to receive request from President Buhari for Ibrahim Magu’s confirmation

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Edo new police commissioner reads riot act to criminal elements

The new Commissioner of Police deployed to the Edo State Police Command, CP Lawal Tanko Jimeta, yesterday, said he would be firm in carrying out his duty in order to ensure the safety of lives and property of the citizens of the state.