Codeine syrup: NAFDAC shuts down Emzor, two others

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has shut down three pharmaceutical companies over the codeine syrup scandal. FILE PHOTO: NAFDAC Office, Abuja. The companies include Peace Standard Pharmaceutical Limited, Bioraj Pharmaceutical Limited and Emzor Pharmaceuticals Industry Limited. Director-General of the Agency, More...

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By Uchenna Ajah On Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
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Gowon praises FG’s efforts in Guinea worm eradication

Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (retired), has praised the Federal Government for efforts made in eradicating guinea worm in the country. Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon Gowon stated this on More...

By Uchenna Ajah On Monday, April 30th, 2018
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Veterinary Association proffers solution to herdsmen, farmers crisis

The Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA) has urged the Federal Government to constitute a technical committee to evolve solutions to the lingering crises between herdsmen and farmers in the country. President, More...

By Uchenna Ajah On Saturday, April 28th, 2018
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Why brain, eyes, testes transplants off-limit for scientists

Since the world’s first successful organ transplant in 1954 — a kidney — the discipline has advanced to the point where a wounded soldier could have his penis and scrotum replaced in a groundbreaking operation More...

By Uchenna Ajah On Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
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World’s first scrotum transplant successful

Doctors at Johns Hopkins University said Monday they have performed the world’s first total penis and scrotum transplant on a US military serviceman who was wounded in Afghanistan. FILE PHOTO The medical team More...

By Uchenna Ajah On Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
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‘Over two million bottles of Codeine consumed in Kano’

n the last three years, Kano State reportedly tops the list of the states with the highest rate of drug addiction in the country. FILE PHOTO Codeine, a prescription pain medication used to treat mild or moderate More...

By Uchenna Ajah On Saturday, April 21st, 2018
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Cancer prevention, treatment: Toyin Saraki hosts stakeholders

In a bid to create awareness for the prevention, early detection and control of cancer, the Founder-President, Wellbeing Foundation Africa, Mrs Toyin Saraki, hosted key stakeholders to a meeting to review the cancer More...

By Uchenna Ajah On Friday, April 20th, 2018
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Strike: Patients hold mgt `hostage’ at National Orthopaedic Hospital, Enugu

Drama ensued at the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Enugu as patients held doctors and some management staff hostage for refusing them access to medical treatment following ongoing strike by health workers. National More...

By Uchenna Ajah On Thursday, April 19th, 2018
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1 Nigerian dies of stroke every 2 minutes–Neurologist

Prof. Njideka Okubadejo, Nigeria’s first female neurologist, says one person dies every two minutes from stroke in the Nigeria. Stroke Okubadejo, of the University of Lagos, disclosed this at her Inaugural Lecture More...