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Physicians move to commercialise herbal medicine

The Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), in conjunction with the Nigerian Council of Physicians of Natural Medicine (NCPNM), held a three- day training workshop on steps to commercialize Nigeria’s herbal medicinal products.

Chief (Dr.) Oluyomi Finnih, proprietor of Finnih Hospital, Ikeja, chaired the workshop, while Prof. Babatunde Lawal Salako, Director-General of NIMR  was the chief host.

In his opening address, Prof. Magnus Adeyemi Atilade, President of NCPNM, emphasized the need for both natural medicine and orthodox medicinal practitioners to work together in the overall interest of the nation.

He called on all natural medicine practitioner to submit samples of their products to the centre for research in traditional, complementary and alternative medicine for verification and confirmation. Atilade called on the National Assembly to expedite action on the Bill on Natural/Traditional Medicine.


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