Edo 2018, how it went down plus side attractions

Edo 2018, how it went down plus side attractions

The acpn conference has come and gone, for those of us who weren’t there for one reason or the other, come with us as we take through Edo 2018 as it happened.
Day 1

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Department of traditional medicine has been set up by the federal government

Department of traditional medicine has been set up by the federal government

The Nigerian federal ministry of health has given the approval for

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PSN CONFERENCE 2018: OLUBADAN OF IBADANLAND IS THE ROYAL FATHER OF THE DAY

PSN CONFERENCE 2018: OLUBADAN OF IBADANLAND IS THE ROYAL FATHER OF THE DAY

As the Pharmacist society of Nigeria (PSN) prepares for this year’s conference in Oyo state later in the year,its President,

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WHO Declares Paraguay Malaria Free

WHO Declares Paraguay Malaria Free

The World Health Organization (WHO) yesterday certified

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DEMOCRACY DAY GIFT: FEDERAL GOVT OF NIGERIA SACKS ALL HEALTH WORKERS AMIDST EBOLA SCARE .

DEMOCRACY DAY GIFT: FEDERAL GOVT OF NIGERIA  SACKS ALL HEALTH WORKERS AMIDST EBOLA SCARE .

As Nigeria prepares for her democracy day celebration tomorrow 29th of May 2018, the minister of health Prof. (Doctor) Isaec Adewole had directed that all health workers be sacked and replaced within 72 hours. This contained in a circular DHS/166/T2/220 dated 28th of May 2018.
It would recalled that Nigerian health workers had been on strike for over 4weeks to press home a demand of better working environment,employment of more health workers, improved remuneration, amongst other things. But rather than finding a lasting solution to the lingering crises, the federal ministry of health through its minister, Dr. Isaac Adewole directed sack of all workers and ordered their replacement within 72-96hours. It would be recalled that Nigeria lost so many souls to lasser fever under the current minister and Congo is battling EBOLA-a more deadlier virus, it is expected of the minister to get all his soldiers battle ready incase of any eventuality, but rather than do that, he prefers to sack them all.
The question now is, how do you cope with EBOLA outbreak if it happens,how can you give a sack directives as a democracy day gift to Heath workers.
For better understanding of the strike see Johesu strike
HAPPY DEMOCRACY DAY. read more

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The Johesu strike explained

The Johesu strike explained

  • The issue of health workers in Nigeria embarking on strike is an age longed one, but
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    OPEN DRUG MARKET: A historical perspective of an undying monster

    OPEN DRUG MARKET: A historical perspective of an undying monster

    Holly Martins looked directly at Harry Lime and asked, “Have you ever

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    RAISING A NATION OF ADDICTS

    RAISING A NATION OF ADDICTS

    Addiction is a tough illness, and recovering from it is a noble path. Men and women who walked that path deserves our support and commendation…sheldon whitehuse

    As drugs has been abused for hundreds of years, all over the world, their

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    SCIENTISTS RED-FLAGS TWO BLOOD PRESSURE DRUGS

    Scientists at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States have red-flagged two blood pressure drugs that are

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    OPEN DRUG MARKET CLOSURE: A MENACE THAT SUCCUMBS TO EXTENSION ALONE

    OPEN DRUG MARKET CLOSURE: A MENACE THAT SUCCUMBS TO EXTENSION ALONE

    The issue of open drug market, and its detrimental effect on

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    MALARIA KILLS MORE PEOPLE IN THE NORTH EAST THAN BOKOHARAM

    MALARIA KILLS MORE PEOPLE IN THE NORTH EAST THAN BOKOHARAM

    Following a recent visit to Borno state, WHO malaria experts completed a modelling exercise to estimate malaria cases as well as how many deaths could be prevented if a basic set of initiatives were undertaken. The report concluded that with the right joint actions, up to 10 000 deaths could be prevented in Borno state alone.

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    Treated for typhoid and malaria,killed by hypertension(Bp)

    Treated for typhoid and malaria,killed by hypertension(Bp)

    For those of us that thrives on the shores of community  pharmacy  practice, the phrase ” I had a mild headache, and I know it is malaria  and typhoid” is neither new nor strange.

    However, many of these self diagnoses, are neither typhoid  nor malaria, but a persistent  high blood  pressure  which has begun to nimble on the life of its victim, with  such a gradual and progressive consistency that ensures the victim permanently  changes address in the nearest future  if nothing is done to check its furtherance. read more

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    An Unrepentant Impersonator

    An Unrepentant Impersonator

    The Bible said in the book of mark 7:21 that, For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts…. sometimes you one can’t help but appreciate why Christ had to die for us…our hardened heart.

    The name Makonjuola Emmanuel would not be strange to

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    The Harmattan: The Necessary Tips

    The Harmattan: The Necessary Tips

    The Harmattan is a season in the West African subcontinent, which occurs between the end of November and the middle of March. It is characterized by dry and dusty northeasterly trade wind, of the same name, which blows from the Sahara Desert over West Africa into the Gulf of Guinea

    The harmattan has various effects on our health: The skin, eyes and respiratory tract which are directly exposed to the atmosphere are most vulnerable to the effects of this weather. The Skin is usually dry with accompanying cracking of lips, soles of the feet and sometimes the skin itself. The eyes are directly exposed to the harsh weather especially the dust particles carried by the winds. Thus itching, foreign body sensations and redness may be common especially in those with allergic eye diseases. read more

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    Finally, Federal government and May and Baker Partner on Sickle-cell Drug, NIPRISAN

    Finally, Federal government and May and Baker Partner on Sickle-cell Drug, NIPRISAN

    The National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Development and May and Baker Pharmaceutical Company will

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    An Impersonator on the Prowl

    An Impersonator on the Prowl

    It was end of the road for a serial pharmacist(s) impersonator, Mr.

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    GSK starts stage III trials of daprodustat

    GSK starts stage III trials of daprodustat

    Drug hopes to treat anaemia caused by chronic kidney disease

    GlaxoSmithKline is now enrolling patients into a phase III trial of daprodustat, a drug for treating anaemia associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD)

    In the presence of reduced oxygen  levels in the blood,Daprodustat  is believed to turn on the body’s machinery for producing red blood cells and thus, could provide an alternative to inject able anaemia treatments such as blood cell stimulator erythropoietin (EPO).

    GSK’s pivotal trials programme includes two studies involving patients with CKD-related anaemia, who will either be switched from treatment with EPO or who will not have previously been treated for the condition. ASCEND-D will enrol around 3,000 patients on dialysis who have switched from EPO, while ASCEND-ND will involve 4,500 subjects who are not on dialysis and will either be EPO-naïve or switchers. read more

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    The University of Nigeria(UNN), Part of Faculty of Pharmaceutical Chemistry Burnt

    The University of Nigeria(UNN), Part of Faculty of Pharmaceutical Chemistry Burnt

    We woke up to the sad news of fire outbreak at the faculty of pharmaceutical science, university if Nigeria Nsukka.

    According to rumors, the fire started  early hours of Saturday, 21st January, 2017 and burnt to the ground the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology and pharmaceutical chemistry Faculty of the Pharmaceutical Sciences. The fire was said to have started in the early hours of Saturday and burnt down the whole building.
    Efforts at putting out the fire by well meaning students proved abortive. read more

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    Here comes the answer,76th..the eyelashes.

    Here comes the answer,76th..the eyelashes.

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    Funny side of the practice,9th…The fishing husband!

    Funny side of the practice,9th…The fishing husband!

    Man on phone: “Honey I’ve been asked to go fishing in China with my boss for a week. This is a good opportunity for me to get the promotion. So could you please pack enough clothes for a week, set out my rod & fishing box. We’re leaving from office & I’ll swing by the house to pick my things. Oh, Please pack my new blue silk pyjamasand my inhaler, you know I am somehow allergic to dirty water, in case!”

    The wife thinks this sounds a bit fishy, but being a good wife she did exactly as her husband said. read more

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