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Isaac Adewole

14 Jun 2018
The Federal Government has cautioned manufacturers against producing substandard drugs to curb addiction and drug-related issues in the country.
8 Jun 2018
The decision of the Federal Government to ban syrups containing codeine is one decisive step towards stemming the phenomenal and widespread abuse of that and many other drugs by Nigerians.
5 Jun 2018
Over 20 billion sticks of cigarettes are consumed in Nigeria yearly, and 4.5 million adults in the country currently use tobacco products.
29 May 2018
Despite the Federal Government recent proscription of codeine containing syrup in the country, the sales and consumption of the abused drug still strive in Kano.Available record shows that about two million bottles of codeine is consumed daily in Kano, predominantly abused by youths and housewives.
26 May 2018
Senate President Bukola Saraki, after a meeting with the leadership of JOHESU on Thursday, where he listened to their grievances and demands, yesterday, met with the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole and the Minister of Labour, Dr. Chris Ngige, to hear their own side of the issue.
26 May 2018
The Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, has called for concerted efforts to increase the Prevention of Mother To Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) services coverage in the country. Speaking at the dissemination of the PMTCT cascade evaluation in Abuja, the minister decried the low PMTCT...
14 May 2018
On May 1, the Federal Ministry of Health ordered NAFDAC to immediately stop the issuance of permits for the importation of codeine as active pharmaceutical ingredient for cough preparations. Health minister, Prof. Isaac Adewole, said the ban was necessary because of the gross abuse of codeine in the country.
14 May 2018
The recent directive by the Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole banning the sale of Codeine - containing cough syrups without prescription across the country is, no doubt, a sad reflection of the alarming state of drug addiction in the country, especially among the youth.
12 May 2018
Nigeria's minister of health has refused to criticise the country's president's preference for seeking medical attention in the United Kingdom. President Buhari returned from London Friday after a three-day medical trip. His media aide Garba Shehu said the latest visit was at the behest of his doctors whom he saw during a "technical stopover" on…
11 May 2018
Following the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Federal government has activated surveillance activities cross the country to detect and prevent any outbreak of the disease.To this end, letters of alert have been sent to all states to enhance surveillance activities and an advisory note for the general public.
11 May 2018
The Federal Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United States (U.S.) to conduct national health indicator and impact survey to determine the accurate number of people infected with HIV in Nigeria.
5 May 2018
A former chairman of Kwara State chapter of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (CPN), Babatunde Samuel, has described the recent ban of Codeine in Nigeria as “a drop in the ocean” of drug abuse syndication in the country. 

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