Role of patent waivers and compulsory licensing in facilitating access to COVID-19 vaccines - Part 2
While pharmaceutical and biotech companies have traditionally produced drugs for protecting human health, they are commercial entities which utilise the patent rights they hold as the incentive which allows them to make profit on their research and development (R & D) investment and to maintain the cycle of innovation.
24 Dec 2020
Director General, National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research & Development (NIPRD), Dr. Obi Adigwe, has said his agency’ s phytomedicines verification and validation protocol would bring about drug security in Nigeria.
30 Aug 2020
The National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) says its research and development activities have redefined response of African traditional medicines to the COVID-19 pandemic. NIPRD Director-General, Dr Obi Adigwe, made this known in a statement on Sunday, ahead of the forthcoming African Traditional Medicine Day commemoration, on August 31. The theme for the…
2 Jan 2020
The Federal Government has expressed its readiness to promote practice of herbal medicine according to international best practices and standards, in order to cure ailments within such purvey.
27 Dec 2019
The Federal Government has expressed its readiness to promote herbal medicine according to international best practices and standards, in order to cure different ailments that defy conventional medicine.
31 Aug 2019
Today, August 31, is the African Traditional Medicine Day (ATMD). The commemoration of the ATMD coincides with the date, August 31, 2000, on which the ministers of health adopted the relevant resolution...
31 Aug 2019
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has restated its commitment to support the Federal Government to further integrate the practice of traditional medicine into the National Health System.
19 Jul 2019
The National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) is seeking for engagement with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on an online health database.
25 Jan 2018
The recent reprioritisation of American Policy has identified Economic Security as critical to America’s National Security.
2 Mar 2017
The Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Group of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (PMG-MAN) and a recent independent study have given more reasons why Nigerians should patronize locally made medicines.