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Sachet alcoholic drinks now phased out, as NAFDAC begins  clampdown on producers, consumers

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has commenced the enforcement of the ban on the importation,...

WHO predicts over 35m new global cancer cases by 2050

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the cancer agency of the World Health Organization (WHO), has released an alarming estimate, predicting...

NAFDAC alerts importers, healthcare providers to fake diabetes medication in circulation

The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has issued a public warning about the presence of pre-filled pens falsely...

NAFDAC conducts laboratory investigation into alleged ‘poisonous’ plantain chips in Lagos

Aftermath of a viral social media post alleging a woman fried plantain chips using oil adulterated with polythene, the National Agency for Food...

Danger alert! LASG warns residents against consuming unhealthy fried plantain chips

The Lagos State Consumer Protection Agency (LASCOPA) has alerted residents to alleged unhealthy methods of frying plantain chips intended for retail sale for...

NAFDAC DG orders market survey, testing as fake paracetamol floods market

The Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drug and Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, has ordered a market...

Borno youths drinking gin-soaked Lipton, 10-day-old human urine, others as drug alternatives, NDLEA raises alarm

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has raised alarm over new drug alternatives being abused by youths in Borno State. According to...

Rise in infectious diseases fueled by insecurity, poverty in 2023, WHO reveals

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has disclosed that the rise of infectious diseases in several countries in 2023 was exacerbated by poverty, insecurity,...

Use antibiotics only on doctors’ prescription, says consultant physician

A Consultant Physician and Clinical Pharmacologist at the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Prof. Fatai Fehintola, has warned against abuse of antibiotics....

Yuletide: NAFDAC uncovers 240 fake wines, fizzy drinks, others, factories in Abia

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NAFDAC) has uncovered factories in the popular Cemetery market in Abia State, where fake wines and fizzy...

Doctors discover bracelet and earphones among 150 objects inside man’s stomach

Doctors were in “shock” after removing earphones, a bracelet, nuts and bolts and safety pins among 150 foreign objects from a patient’s stomach....

Outbreak of Diphtheria hits 18 states as FG confirms 7,202 cases, 453 deaths

The Federal Government has confirmed 7,202 cases of diphtheria out of the 11,587 suspected cases across 105 local government areas in 18 states,...

NSIA Outlines Aggressive Healthcare Expansion Plan As Authority’s Infrastructure Intervention Excites Reps Committee Chairman

The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority on Monday received members of the House of Representatives who were in Lagos to inspect projects undertaken by...

COVID-19: Nigeria receives $9.2m vaccination grant from Canadian Govt

In a bid to scale-up COVID-19 vaccine service delivery among high-priority risk groups and strengthen health systems in Nigeria, the Federal Government says...

Are ‘balloons’ the new drug epidemic in Nigeria?

They may look like the normal balloons you see at children’s birthday parties or those used for decoration at weddings or other celebrations,...

UK commits £2m to strengthen Nigeria’s health workforce

In a bid to strengthen Nigeria’s health workforce in the vision of achieving Universal Health Coverage, the World Health Organization (WHO) says it...