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Lilly Abruptly Ends Trial for Heart Disease Drug

Lilly Abruptly Ends Trial for Heart Disease Drug

Eli Lilly announced October 12 that it was stopping development of a cardiovascular disease drug that was in the final stages of clinical trials.

The drug, cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) inhibitor evacetrapib, was shown to be ineffective in preventing heart attacks or stroke.

CETP inhibitors can increase the levels of good cholesterol while also lowering the levels of bad cholesterol, writes the New York Times.

Lilly’s news release stressed this decision was not made over safety reasons, but was based off data obtained from periodic reviews that indicated the evacetrapib study had a low chance of reaching its primary endpoint based on current results. read more

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Coffee Associated with Colon Cancer Survival

Coffee Associated with Colon Cancer Survival

Patients treated for colon cancer who regularly drank caffeinated coffee had lower rates of cancer recurrence and mortality, according to a recent study co-authored by Northwestern Medicine investigator Al B. Benson, III, MD.

The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, involved 953 patients who participated in a clinical trial comparing two treatments for stage 3 colon cancer. While no significant difference between the therapies was found, data from questionnaires the patients filled out about their diets as they underwent treatment provided compelling insights. read more

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New Study Provides Key Insights into Aspirin’s Disease-Fighting Abilities

New Study Provides Key Insights into Aspirin’s Disease-Fighting Abilities

Aspirin is one of the oldest and most commonly used

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For women: Good shape,lower risk of diabetes- New research

For women: Good shape,lower risk of diabetes- New research

Women with good shape tend to have lower risk for diabetes. This was discovered by scientist in a research recently .
Recent research has shown that a variant in a gene called KLF14 is associated with the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. It also seems to be a master regulator of how and where a woman’s body stores fat: Women with one particular “allele,” or version, of the gene variant tend to have slimmer hips, while women with another are more “pear-shaped.”

Now a team of international researchers has discovered more about how the gene variant works: It appears to regulate hundreds of other genes active in fat cells, and it changes the structure and function of those cells. read more

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Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (Enugu) Annual Scientific Conference

Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (Enugu) Annual Scientific Conference

The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Enugu state branch presents its 20th Annual Scientific Conference with the theme: MEDICATIOIN SAFETY IN NIGERIAN HEALTH SYSTEM

– Role of pharmacists in safe and efficient pharmacotherapy and quality use of medicines

DATE: Fri 16th to Sat 17th October 2015
VENUE: Hotel Fidelma, 65 Ezillo St. Independence layout near ICPC Enugu

CHIEF HOST: His Excellency, Rt Hon Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi Executive governor Enugu state
CHAIRMAN OF THE OCCASION: Rt Hon Tobi Okechukwu, Federal house of Representatives
SPECIAL GUEST OF HONOUR: His Excellency Senator Ike Ekweremadu, Deputy senate president FRN read more

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Treat all persons diagnosed with HIV…WHO

Treat all persons diagnosed with HIV…WHO

Before now, anyone recently infected with HIV virus, might not start treatment immediately as the viral load would have to be monitored and will determine when to begin the administration of antiretrovirals as illustrated in the picture above, but all that has changed now.
According to new guideline, released by WHO-Anyone infected with HIV should begin antiretroviral treatment as soon after diagnosis as possible, WHO announced Wednesday. With its “treat-all” recommendation, WHO removes all limitations on eligibility for antiretroviral therapy (ART) among people living with HIV; all populations and age groups are now eligible for treatment. read more

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Pharmacist canvass government support for manufacturers

For the nation’s pharmaceutical companies to maintain the lead in the production of quality drugs in West Africa and be competitive globally, the Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing Group of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (PMG-MAN) has called on the Federal Government to earmark a N200 billion intervention fund for the sector, coupled with other initiatives.

The manufacturers and other stakeholders, who met at the opening of the 3rd Nigeria Pharma Manufactures’ exhibition 2015 in Lagos, said the call was in line with relevant industrial policies to help the sector maximise its potentials. read more

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The key to Nigerian future health is traditionla medicine- Iwu

The key to Nigerian future health is traditionla medicine- Iwu

Former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission

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Panel Backs Aspirin For Heart Health In Only Certain Adults

Panel Backs Aspirin For Heart Health In Only Certain Adults

A government task force says a daily low-dose aspirin could help certain people in their 50s and 60s prevent a first heart attack or stroke – and they might get some protection against colon cancer at the same time.
 
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued

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Massive job loss looms in pharmaceutical industry

Massive job loss looms in pharmaceutical industry

A number of Nigerian pharmaceutical firms are currently

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With ‘ware-house-in-a-box’, is it the beginning of the end for open drug markets?

With ‘ware-house-in-a-box’, is it the beginning of the end for open drug markets?

One of the greatest problems facing the

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NHIS now compromised, say pharmacists

NHIS now compromised, say pharmacists

The Association of Community Pharmacist of Nigeria (ACPN) is

urging the Federal Government to make the National Health Insurance Scheme accord respect to all professional bodies in the sector.

Its president, Dr Alkali Albert Kelong called on NHIS to direct the health management organisations (HMOs) to pay other professionals after ve

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gsk gets approval for world first malaria vaccine

The world’s first malaria vaccine got a green light on Friday from European drugs regulators who recommended it as safe and effective to use in babies in Africa at risk of the mosquito-borne disease.

The shot, called RTS,S or Mosquirix, and developed by British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline in partnership with the PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative, would be the first licensed human vaccine against a parasitic disease and could help prevent millions of cases of malaria in countries that use it.

It still faces hurdles before being rolled out in Africa, including winning agreement from governments and other funders that it is worth using, since it offers only partial protection. read more

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WHO recommends injectable Artesunate for severe malaria

WHO recommends injectable Artesunate for severe malaria

Experts have said that in order to prevent death from

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Antibiotic may lower the effects of some blood thinners

The antibiotic dicloxacillin may

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There is an going fraud,waste and decay in NAFDAC…petitioners

There is an going fraud,waste and decay in NAFDAC…petitioners

fraudWhistleblowers at the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) have written a

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DAILY PHARMACIST DIARY…WE ALL DO NOT NEED DRIP AND INJECTIONS

DAILY PHARMACIST DIARY…WE ALL DO NOT NEED DRIP AND INJECTIONS

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COULD THIS END IDUMOTA AND ONITSHA OPEN DRUG MARKETS?

COULD THIS END IDUMOTA AND ONITSHA OPEN DRUG MARKETS?

Those of us whose lives revolve around drugs understands the dangers of open markets, should the July 1st closureof open drug markets take effects as intended, then we can all say truly change is here.
It was reported in leadership that in order to ensure organised dr

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Teenagers invents condom that glows to reveal an infection

Teenagers invents condom that glows to reveal an infection

062415_condomA group of teenage inventors at the Isaac Newton Academy in

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Daily Pharmacist Diary…The Faith

Daily Pharmacist Diary…The Faith

faithI don’t know If you had listened to a track from

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