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31 May 2018
To create awareness on drug abuse, mental health and mark its one year anniversary, Tranquil and Quest in conjunction with Victoria Garden City Property Owners and Residents Association (VGCPORA) organised an awareness programme to address the scourge. Tranquil and Quest is a mental health facility offering a range of health services centred on mental health…
31 May 2018
“AS for me, I hardly get hungry when I take Tramadol and I think that is what caused my weight lost. I used to take 100 milligram (mg) but now I do not feel it again. If I want to feel the effect, I will consider from 200mg and above,” Nnaemeka Ikechukwu said. Tramadol is…
28 May 2018
Members of the Christian Bikers Association of Nigeria yesterday advocated strong policies to end drug abuse in the country. The stakeholders from across eight states of the country, who met in Abuja, lamented that the Federal Government was yet to properly tackle drug abuse in the country. Leader of the group, Akinfe Samuel Babatunde, said…
27 May 2018
Stakeholders, yesterday, converged in Abuja from over eight states across the country to demand an end to drug abuse.
14 May 2018
Katsina State House of Assembly says it is committed to enacting and amending the relevant laws that will curtail drug trafficking, abuse and consumption in the state. Abubakar Kusada, the Speaker of the Assembly, made this known in Daura on Monday when he addressed hundreds of people at the naming ceremony in the residence of…
14 May 2018
About 3, 514 candidates out of the 53, 513 admission seekers who chose the University of Ibadan (UI) recently took the matriculation oath with a call on them to shun drug abuse and all forms of violence on campus.
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…


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