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10 May 2018
The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) and the Nigeria Representative of Overseas Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (NIROPHARM) have blamed weak regulatory control and extremely poor funding of regulatory agencies for the ongoing drug abuse crisis in the country. Immediate Past President of PSN and member of the Executive Council of the Society, Olumide Akintayo, yesterday told The…
3 May 2018
The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) praised the professionalism of the BBC Africa Eye documentary investigators on Codeine Abuse and their bravery in unraveling the decadence the PSN has been raising alarm about in the last one year.
26 Apr 2018
The subject of Drug abuse among the teeming youths in Nigeria has generated heated debate in recent time. Like a thunderbolt, it has attracted interest from different groups, organizations, individuals, government ministries and agencies including the National Assembly.
2 Apr 2018
The Senate has developed two draft bills for legislation to tackle drug abuse. This was part of the outcome of the roundtable convened by the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, in December 2017 in Kano on the rising drug abuse in the country, The proposed bills are: National Drug Control Bill and National…
26 Mar 2018
President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has said that the rising menace of drug abuse in the country poses a great danger to internal security. Saraki said this on Monday while declaring open, a public hearing on: “The Need to Check the Rising Menace of Pharmaceutical Drug Abuse among Youth in Nigeria’’ in Abuja.…
21 Dec 2017
The Senate roundtable to address substance abuse epidemic in Nigeria has recommended strengthening of pharcovigilance to stop prescription medication misuse. Pharmacovigilance (PV or PhV), also known as drug safety, is the pharmacological science relating to the collection, detection, assessment, monitoring, and prevention of adverse effects with pharmaceutical products. The National Pharmacovigilance Centre (NPC) situated in…
19 Dec 2017
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State on Tuesday called on the Federal Government to totally ban Codeine syrups in the country.
28 Oct 2017
The Hope Afresh Foundation (HAF), founded by the wife of Taraba State Governor Darius Ishaku, Ana, has established a rehabilitation centre in Jalingo, the state capital, to address the health challenges of persons suffering...
10 Sep 2017
The Bureau explained that a total of 2,777 counselling cases were reported in 2016, as against 4,106 in 2015, while 2,774 counselling were concluded in 2016, as against 4,095 in 2015.
12 Aug 2017
Instead of students of today to read books that will build their intellectual capability, they are on social media watching pornography and listening to music that did not inspire them in anyway.
5 Aug 2017
A medical practitioner has identified consumption of contaminated food, unclean water and intake of drugs as the major causes of various categories of hepatitis.Dr. Johnson Ogunmade spoke during an Annual Health Seminar,.....
20 Jul 2017
Prof. Elizabeth Egbochukwu of the Department of Educational Evaluation and Counselling Psychology, University of Benin, Edo State, has lamented the increasing cases of mental health disorder in the country.

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