Combating codeine abuse
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.
Nigerians consume 20 billion cigarettes yearly, FG insists
Over 20 billion sticks of cigarettes are consumed in Nigeria yearly, and 4.5 million adults in the country currently use tobacco products.
Sale of codeine syrup thrives in Kano despite ban
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.
JOHESU strike: Senate intervenes to end action
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.
Minister seeks increased measures in mother to child transmission of HIV prevention
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...
Still on codeine, prohibition lessons from the United States
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.
The youth and the scourge of drug addiction
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.
Why Buhari seeks medical treatment abroad - Health Minister
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…
FG activates response on Ebola outbreak nationwide
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.
Federal government, U.S. sign MoU on HIV, Hepatitis B, C survey
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.
Ban of codeine: Merely scratching the surface, insists Kwara PCN
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.