Gonorrhoea Is Becoming Untreatable, WHO Warns

Gonorrhoea infections are increasing, but doctors are running out of antibiotics that can fight the increasingly resistant bacteria causing the sexually-transmitted disease, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned on Friday. Gonorrhoea is caused by bacteria called Neisseria gonorrhoeae or gonococcus. It is mainly found in discharge from the joystick and in vaginal fluid and can…

6 Most Commonly Abused Drugs In Africa

Drug is a chemical substance which is derived from plant, animal or mineral resources(synthetic) which can be used in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases in plant and animal. It can also be defined as a chemical substance which causes a change in physiological function of the body. Drug a potential poison if not…

Causes And Types Of Headaches 

Headaches can be more complicated than most people envisage. There are different kinds of headaches with their own characteristics, symptoms and they happen for unmatched reasons. So before embarking on any treatment for headache, it is important to know what caused it. Usually, the doctor would recommend a drug or not necessarily, provide a form…

Inspiring Stories That Will Empower Every Pharma Sales Rep

Pharmaceutical sales reps have a strong passion for helping others and believe their role positively affects the lives of other people. Unfortunately, they often receive a bad reputation as each year uncovers pharma scandals. While it’s necessary to understand the bigger picture issues behind scandals, like EpiPen and the outbreak in opioid usage, it’s also…

Med representative’s job partly vanishing

Drug marketing companies are moving away from the traditional reliance on medical representatives (MRs) to sell their products to the medical fraternity. Instead, they’re gradually shifting to software-oriented e-detailing. Interacting with doctors via internet-based communication applications allows customised services. For instance, Pfizer has started a digital service called ‘Ask Pfizer’. This provides promotional product information…

Over 194,000 Children Die Annually From Diarrhoea -NAFDAC 

The Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, Dr. Paul Orhii has disclosedthat over 194,000 Nigerian children under the age of five die annually as a result of diarrhoea. The DG who stated this in Makurdi, Benue state on Wednesday at the 2013 World Breastfeeding day, said this…

Meet The 50 Year Old Man Who Stopped Growing At Age 5 –

A 50-year-old man (Basori Lal) whose height is that of a healthy five-year-old is currently the toast of villagers and visitors to their tiny Indian village. Basori Lal As a toddler, there was nothing to distinguish Basori Lal from his peers, and it was only around age five that his family started to notice that…

16 Signs You May Have HIV Without Knowing 

A month or two after HIV has entered their body, 40-90% of the people experience symptoms that resemble flu symptoms, and this is known as acute retroviral syndrome (ARS). But, in some cases the HIV symptoms don’t appear for years, even decades after the body has been infected. These are some of the signs that…

Jos Is Ready For ACPN, Everything Is Set – CPC Chairman

It is no longer news that the much anticipated national conference of the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria ( ACPN ) , tagged “ Jos City 2017 ” which holds in the city of Jos , Plateau State between , July 2 to July 7 , 2017 is around the corner. In this exclusive…

Hope, concerns for vaccine security

The plan by the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) in partnership with May & Baker PLC to begin local production of vaccines has barely started but is already shrouded with concerns. So many questions are being raised. Some school of thought say the process was suppose to go through the National Assembly before approval by…