Isaac Adewole1The Federal Government has inaugurated a national technical committee to determine the safety of Benzoic and Ascorbic acid in foods.

The move is coming following the controversies generated by the recent court judgement on the rejection of some manufactured soft drinks exported from Nigeria to the United Kingdom.

VaccineApparently piqued by public outcry over purported high number of deaths due to a strange ailment in some communities in Yagba West Local Council, Kogi State, the state government has decided to take census of graves of victims to ascertain the actual number of casualties.

The state Commissioner for health, Dr. Saka Haruna, who denounced the reported figures, while addressing newsmen, yesterday, blamed the Fulani leaders in the villages for the misleading figures, noting that the epidemic started six weeks ago, at Okunran, Okoloke and Isanlu-Esa, all in Yagba West, in the council area.

DrugsThe high cost of duty paid on imported pharmaceutical products has been identified as a major factor making access to basic medicines difficult for Nigerians.

Speaking  during a visit by members of the Association of Hospital and Administrative Pharmacists of Nigeria to the office of World Wide Commercial Ventures Limited in Matori, Lagos,  the Managing Director of the company, Mr. Ananth Narayan, said that the duty charged on pharmaceutical products had jerked prices up thereby making them unaffordable.

Obi Peter AdigweAs part of efforts to make Nigeria self-sufficient in medicines production and distribution as well as capture new markets beyond the shores of this country and Africa, the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Group of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (PMGMAN) has concluded plans for the Nigeria Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Expo (NPME) 2017.

The NPME described as the biggest International Pharma Manufacturing Exhibition in Central and West Africa is scheduled to hold from August 30 to the September 1, 2017 at New Haven, Oba Akinjobi Street, GRA, in Ikeja, Lagos State.

HSS AlliedHealth Pharmacy bannerIt has been observed that there is a large pool of pharmacists in the academia, regulation, hospital, oil and gas, and financial sectors who are not optimally engaged as pharmacists.

Hence PCN has seen the need to engage such pharmacists through the satellite pharmacy concept.

vaccineThe National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has been informed that the Singapore Health Science Authority (HSA) on 20th June, 2017 issued a recall of all unexpired lots of Nitroglycerin injection manufactured by Advanced Pharma, Inc. d/b/a Avella of Houston, USA.

The recall was due to a laboratory test result which indicated a lower than expected potency on certain lots of compounded Nitroglycerin injection which may lead to a lower dose being administered which can result to risk of serious health complications.

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