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Sanofi steps up campaign against thrombosis

In an unprecedented move to combat the growing incidence of death due to venous thromboembolism (VTE) in Nigeria, multinational pharmaceutical company, Sanofi, on Wednesday October 23, organized a scientific conference aimed at

Delta, Sanofi, partner on diabetes, hypertension management

To help address the growing incidence of diabetes and hypertension in Nigeria, the Delta State Government and multinational pharmaceutical company, Sanofi Aventis yesterday (October 22) signed an agreement to ensure

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Johnson & Johnson recalls baby powder as asbestos trace is discovered in one bottle

World’s largest healthcare company, Johnson & Johnson on Friday, (October 18) recalled a single batch of its baby powder as a precaution after government testing found trace amounts of asbestos

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Aspirin may halve air pollution harms

A new study has revealed evidence that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin may lessen the adverse effects of air pollution exposure on lung function. This findings were published in

US pharmacy chains to stop sale of Zantac

Pharmacy chains in the US have moved to stop selling Zantac –  a drug for  heartburn –  and its generic versions following the announcement by the (US) Food and Drug

NAIP urges FG to build pharmaceutical production plants  

Commences Annual Conference tomorrow Towards its effort to ensure a strategic re-positioning of the Nigerian Pharmaceutical Industry to attract more innovations and churns out competitive products for the international market

NAFDAC raises alert over fake anti-hypertension drug

ABUJA –  The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control has alerted the public on the circulation of a fake anti-hypertensive drug. NAFDAC’s Director General, Prof. Moji Adeyeye, in a

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Europe, Africa partner to develop next-generation antimalarial  drug\

Trials to be conducted in Burkina Faso, Gabon, Mali and Niger BAMAKO, Mali  – The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) has granted new funding of €10m over

Nigeria gears up for VivaTech 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

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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

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

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)

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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

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

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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

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

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