Codeine and Tramadol Alternative Medicine Options (3)

Nigeria’s war on Codeine and Tramadol is still raging like an inferno. Hundreds of defaulting pharmacies and patient medicine stores have been shut, contraband with triple digit millions of Naira have been seized at...

Codeine and Tramadol….. Alternative Medicine Options (2)

It is too early to know how much of the market share of the cough and pain pharmaceutical medicines market that Nigeria’s Traditional Medicine and Alternative Medicine will pick up from the ban on...
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Codeine and Tramadol…Alternative Medicine Options (1)

Nigeria’s ban on cough mixtures which contain Codeine and a similar axe which fell on Tramadol may open wide the door to a multi-billion naira business for traditional and alternative medicine recipes for cough,...

Heart Attack: Lessons of Mike Adeyemo’s Death (2)

Mr Michael Adeyemo, Oyo State, House of Assembly Speaker, 47, slumped and died of heart attack in Ibadan last month. Like this second part, the first part of this series explored some possible causes...

Heart Attack: Lessons of Mike Adeyemo’s death at 47 (1)

Oyo State House of Assembly Speaker Micheal Adeyemo, 47, slumped at home and died of a heart attack on April 27, a serious reminder to those of us he left behind to take better...

Mosquitoes Vs Mankind: an Unending Old War.

I do not mind if mosquitoes bite me at night while I sleep, because I know I can prevent their bites from giving me malaria fever. This is not just because I am AS...

Hemp that heals…and hemp that kills

I HELD back my thoughts on this column again for a few hours last Thursday when I heard the news on radio that operatives of the Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) had uncovered...

Butter and Margarine, are they killers or life promoters?

Can Blue Band Margarine cause heart and blood vessel damage, heart attack and stroke? Consumer Protection Council (CPC) is expected to answer this question after it concludes investigation into the claims of a social...

Nigeria’s pregnant women, children still dying like rat

MY mother bled to death on 5 August 1959, unable to expel the placenta after the birth of her fifth child, the fourth boy. I was too young then at nine to understand what...

Nigeria tops Africa’s TB chart, fourth globally

FROM where do I begin? Dr. Robert Koch? My two nephews, brothers from the same womb, who died three years from each other, of tuberculosis of the spinal bone which ate up their livers?...

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