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Nigeria gears up for Viviatech 2019

Sanofi connects African startups with new digital solutions to  healthcare Nigerian emerges as finalist   No fewer than 50 African startups will pitch their digital solutions for effective health care

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Kenya pilots breakthrough lymphatic filariasis treatment

A lymphatic filariasis patient NAIROBI, Kenya: IDA treatment, a new triple drug therapy with the potential to reduce the time to treat and break transmission of lymphatic filariasis (LF) from

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Experts advocate comprehensive NHIS cover for diabetes

as Sanofi  Summit ends Experts at the one-day Diabetes Summit organized by Sanofi Aventis, a global biopharmaceutical healthcare company focused on human health on Wednesday October 17, have advocated a

Experts storm Lagos for Sanofi Diabetes Summit

Top endocrinologists and other experts in the management of diabetes around the world are expected to converge in Lagos next week for the second edition of the Diabetes Summit organized

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P&G wins Occupational Safety and Health Standards award

The award winning plant Procter and Gamble (P&G), a leading fast moving consumer goods company in Nigeria and makers of Pampers and Ariel, has received the National Development Safety and

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U.S. appeals court dismisses case over alleged suicide link with GSK’s antidepressant

A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday tossed a $3 million verdict against GlaxoSmithKline over the suicide of an attorney who took a generic version of the company’s antidepressant Paxil (named

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Pfizer to build $465m cutting-edge sterile injectable plant in U.S.

● Project expected to create about 450 jobs over the years Multinational pharmaceutical company, Pfizer, has announced plans to increase its commitment to U.S. manufacturing with a $465 million investment

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Chinese company sells faulty vaccines

  The Chinese pharmaceuticals industry suffered another blow on Monday (July 23) following reports that hundreds of thousands of children may have been inoculated with faulty vaccines from major drug

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HealthPlus wins 4th NHEA award

HealthPlus Limited, Nigeria’s first integrative pharmacy and fastest growing pharmacy chain in West Africa, has again emerged winner of the Healthcare Excellence Awards (NHEA) for the pharmaceutical retail outlet of

St. Racheal’s Pharma, HealthPlus sign agreement to promote life expectancy in Nigeria

To provide drugs at half price St. Racheal’s Pharma, an emerging manufacturer of antibiotics for the African pharmaceutical market and HealthPlus Limited, Nigeria’s first integrative pharmacy and fastest growing pharmacy

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May & Baker grows full year profit by 75%

Nigeria’s oldest Pharmaceutical company, May & Baker Nigeria Plc. has recorded an impressive growth in its performance for 2017. According a press statement made available to Nigeria Health Online (NHO)

BVNL partners South Africa’s Biovac to strengthen vaccine initiative for Africa

Swift from the recent inauguration of the Board of Biovaccines Nigeria Limited (BVNL) last month, the BVNL has “hit the ground running”. The BVNL team paid a working visit to,

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May & Baker goes natural

Launches herbal products May & Baker Nig. Plc., Nigeria’s first pharmaceutical company, opened a new chapter in its operation in the country last week, with the launch of a new

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Sanofi Diabetes Summit debuts on October 18

All is now set for the first Sanofi Diabetes Forum scheduled to hold in Lagos on Wednesday, October 18, General Manager and Country Chair, Sanofi Nigeria-Ghana, Folake Odediran announced earlier

Reckitt Benckiser restates commitment to clean, healthy Nigeria

  Reckitt Benckiser, (RB), a leading consumer health and hygiene Company has restated its commitment to a clean and healthy Nigeria that will boost the capacity and productivity of the

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Winners of Healthcare Access Challenge (Sandoz HACk) emerge

Sandoz, a Novartis Division, has announced  the three winners of the inaugural Healthcare Access Challenge (Sandoz HACk) . The winners, chosen by a panel of judges at the Wired Health 2017  event in

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Novartis launches SMS for Life 2.0 to help improve access to essential medicines

Novartis announced today the launch of an innovative technology-based healthcare program called SMS for Life 2.0 in Kaduna State, Nigeria. The program aims to increase the availability of essential medicines

Bayer introduces OTC back pain device

German multinational pharmaeuutical company has a drug-free, device for fhe management of pain. The device, Aleve Direct Therapy, uses transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), which delivers stimulating pulses to the

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Worldwide switch to bivalent oral polio vaccine begins on Sunday

The trivalent oral polio vaccine has been instrumental in the near-eradication of the disease worldwide, but the vaccine still has some challenges that can be addressed by switching to a

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EC approves subcutaneous route of administration in Sandoz biosimilar, Binocrit

Sandoz, a Novartis division and the global leader in biosimilars, announced today that the European Commission (EC) has approved a type II variation for the addition of a subcutaneous (s.c.)

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Fidson Pharma rewards Astymin users

… Rolls out cash promo Users of Astymin brand of multivitamin, will now gain financial and nutritional reward through constant use of the multivitamin. Makers of the brand, Fidson Pharmaceuticals

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Merck, Pfizer, Syndax Collaborate to evaluate combination drug for ovarian cancer

Multinational pharmaceutical companies, Merck, Pfizer and Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc. have entered into a collaboration agreement to evaluate avelumab, an investigational fully human anti-PD-L1 IgG1 monoclonal antibody, in combination with Syndax’s

Philips introduces new diagnostic device to prevent childhood pneumonia

Royal Philips has announced the upcoming release of a Children’s Automated Respiration Monitor, aimed to help improve the diagnosis and treatment of pneumonia in low-resource countries, potentially preventing many of

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Merck, UNESCO to Build Research Capacity in Africa

Merck, a leading science and technology company, today launched, in partnership with United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the first edition of the UNESCO-Merck Africa Research Summit, to

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Firm offers free hypertension screening for Abuja residents

A Nigerian pharmaceutical company, Neimeth international pharmaceuticals plc, plans to conduct free hypertension screening for residents of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The exercise will also include distribution of free

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