NAFDAC partners stakeholders on drugs safety

The National Agency for Foods and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it is partnering with academic and research institutes to ensure effective monitoring and safety of new drugs in the country. FILE PHOTO: NAFDAC Office, Abuja. Prof. Moji Adeyeye, the Director-General, NAFDAC, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja that More...

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By Uchenna Ajah On Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

Targeted cancer treatments far outperform traditional methods – Study

Cancer treatments that attack tumors based on their individual genetic traits — not their location in the body — far outperform traditional methods, extending survival for twice as many patients, a study More...

By Uchenna Ajah On Thursday, May 31st, 2018

JOHESU bows to pressure, suspends 6-week-old strike

The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU), appeared to have bowed to pressure as it has suspended its six weeks nationwide strike, while negotiation continues on Monday. Mr Josiah Biobelemoye, Chairman of JOHESU reading More...

By Uchenna Ajah On Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Chinese lead world smokers: Cigarette’s Facts and figures

China has the highest number of smokers in the world. About 315 million of its population of 1.3 billion are smokers and they consume more than a third of the world’s cigarettes, the WHO said in a report last More...

By Uchenna Ajah On Sunday, May 20th, 2018

National healthcare delivery threatened as sector’s crises worsen

. JOHESU strike is sheer blackmail – NMA  By BAYO OBAJEMU These are troubling times for the health sector beset by the panoply of problems, some of them of long-standing nature while others are offshoots More...

By Uchenna Ajah On Saturday, May 19th, 2018

Pharmacist council begins recall of Codeine cough syrup

The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) says it has started recalling cough syrup containing Codeine from its stakeholders in compliance with Federal Government directive. Pharmacists council begins recall of codeine More...

By Uchenna Ajah On Friday, May 18th, 2018

Timeline of Ebola virus since first known outbreak

Following is a recap of past epidemics of Ebola as the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) battles a new outbreak of the deadly tropical disease: Ebola-aid-workers 1976: First known outbreak  Ebola was first identified More...

By Uchenna Ajah On Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Don’t reject gunshot victims, Police warn doctors

The Lagos State Police Command has warned hospitals and doctors to henceforth desist from rejecting gunshot victims, saying such act constitutes a flagrant violation of an existing law. File photo: Imohimi Edgal In More...

By Uchenna Ajah On Monday, May 14th, 2018

Nigeria is in a mess and the medical sector in shambles – Dr. Omole

Dr. Wale Omole is a medical practitioner who believes in the ideals of the late environmentalist and human rights crusader, Dr. Tai Solarin and that is why he named his hospital at Mushin Olosa in Lagos after the More...