NAFDAC DG: Water is the only thing5 pharmaceutical Companies don’t Import 

  Mojisola Adeyeye, director-general of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), says the only thing pharmaceutical companies do not import is water. Speaking when she appeared as a guest on Sunrise Daily, a programme on Channels Television, Adeyeye said there is need for more efforts on local production. More on…

Cannabinoid use for mental health conditions lacks evidence

New research concludes that there is not enough evidence to justify the use of medicinal cannabinoids to improve mental health. New research questions the benefits of medicinal cannabinoids for treating anxiety or depression. A recent paper on the findings in The Lancet Psychiatry describes how the study, which takes the form of a meta-analysis, combines…

Cystic fibrosis: NI health department to discuss new drug

The Department of Health in Northern Ireland has said it will look at the implications of the decision to make a life extending drug for cystic fibrosis patients available in England. NHS England reached a deal with the manufacturers of Orkambi, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, after months of negotiations. Patients including children should be able to get…