2018 Top 100 Most Influential Young Nigerians Finalists Announced

Leading PR & rating agency, Avance Media has announced finalists for the 3rd edition of its prestigious annual ranking focused on young people dubbed: 100 Most Influential Young Nigerians. According to Prince Akpah, MD of Avance Media, this year’s list features young people who have made remarkable contributions towards their respective fields which has extended… Read More 2018 Top 100 Most Influential Young Nigerians Finalists Announced

U.S. federal judge rules Obamacare as unconstitutional

A federal judge in Texas on Friday ruled the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, was unconstitutional based on its mandate requiring that people buy health insurance, a decision in a case that could reach the U.S. Supreme Court. U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor in Fort Worth agreed with a coalition of 20 states… Read More U.S. federal judge rules Obamacare as unconstitutional

New York files lawsuit against Purdue Pharma over OxyContin opioid epidemic

New York state on Tuesday sued Purdue Pharma LP, accusing the OxyContin maker of widespread fraud and deception in the marketing of opioids, and contributing to a nationwide epidemic that has killed thousands. The state blamed Purdue for running what it called a reckless, decades-long scheme to mislead doctors and patients by overstating the ability… Read More New York files lawsuit against Purdue Pharma over OxyContin opioid epidemic

California jury orders Monsanto to pay $289million for damages in Roundup cancer case

​A California jury on Friday found Monsanto liable in a lawsuit filed by a man who alleged the company’s glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, caused his cancer and ordered the company to pay $289 million in damages. The case of school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson was the first lawsuit to go to trial alleging glyphosate causes cancer.… Read More California jury orders Monsanto to pay $289million for damages in Roundup cancer case

NAFDAC commence training of thousands of young pharmacists to combat drug abuse

​The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Tuesday said that the training of 20,000 young pharmacists has commenced across the country as part of efforts to end the menace of drug abuse. Prof Moji Adeyeye, the Director-General of NAFDAC, stated this while addressing newsmen to celebrate the 2018 World International… Read More NAFDAC commence training of thousands of young pharmacists to combat drug abuse

Portugal parliament rejects bill to legalize euthanasia for terminal patients

​Portugal’s parliament rejected on Tuesday a bill that would have legalized voluntary euthanasia for terminal patients in the Catholic-majority country by a narrow margin, but it secured enough support to ensure continued debate on the issue. Drafted by the ruling Socialists, the bill garnered 110 votes in the 230-seat parliament but was stymied by 115… Read More Portugal parliament rejects bill to legalize euthanasia for terminal patients

Walmart to restrict opioid prescriptions in fight against epidemic

​Walmart Inc said on Monday it would restrict initial acute opioid prescriptions to no more than a seven-day supply as the retailer aims to curb an opioid epidemic that has plagued the United States. The supply limit will begin within the next 60 days, the company said. In January, Walmart said it would provide its… Read More Walmart to restrict opioid prescriptions in fight against epidemic

U.S. recalls hundreds of millions of eggs over salmonella contamination

Nearly 207 million eggs from a farm in North Carolina are being recalled from nine U.S. states after 22 people fell ill, the federal Food and Drug Administration has said. It is the largest recall of eggs in the United States since 2010, the Food Safety News website reported. The eggs may have been contaminated… Read More U.S. recalls hundreds of millions of eggs over salmonella contamination