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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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SEXUAL IMPOTENCE LINKED TO CODEINE

SEXUAL IMPOTENCE LINKED TO CODEINE

It is becoming an open secret that demands for codeine cough syrups is not linked to its antitussive nor euphoric benefit. A good observer will notice that

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Overweight: why drugs and dieting might not make you lose weight.

Overweight: why drugs and dieting might not make you lose weight.

If you look around our society today, there is one obvious

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A SLEEPING NAFDAC

A SLEEPING NAFDAC

doraI watched a film recently, titled ‘’valhesing’’, if you have seen this film, you would recall that Dragulia killed the good doctor when he ( the doctor) would not allow him to use the giant – his invention, for the Dragulia’s personal purpose of giving life to his offspring- vampires. Dragulia felt that with Igor, he would accomplish what the doctor had started, as time went by, they tried the invention on their own, but failed, and at a point Igor exclaimed “it seems like the good doctor took all the knowledge with him to the grave”. Today, I was going through some papers I had, and I came across one that had Dora Akinyuli on it, I could not help tears rolling down my cheek. I recalled some recent events.
Mobile authentication: As a pharmacist, especially those in community practice, I am sure, you have at one time or the other been accused of stocking fake product, simply because of network failure. Sometimes, you discover that a particular network would not go through, but how do you want to convince a patient that it is/was network failure and not fake product. When Dora was at the helm of affairs at NAFDAC, I think there was no mobile authentication, but we had less fake product, we were confident that any product with NAFDAC number is genuine, and they truly were genuine, so most times patient do not even bother as long as the product has NAFDAC number.
Too many generic: The rate at which new brands of drugs are coming into the Nigeria market is very alarming and calls for concern. The rate is so much that activities of Nafdac seems suspicious. From all sort of bitters to all kinds of flushers. If all these products pass through the proper process, I do not think the rate of new entrants would be this alarming. When Akinyuli was there, there was high level of sanity, even the ordinary man on the street felt it.
Let us do a comparison: Today 29th of June 2015,I took a look at NAFDAC website, FDA and European medicine agency, see what I found; read more

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From VVIPs In Lagos To Beggers In Benue

From VVIPs In Lagos To Beggers In Benue

hiv-aids-ribbon-ip2tlrbg-200x300As I kept observing my teacher for like the tenth time, without his noticing

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EBOLA: A story from the grave..BY Jude Nwaobi

EBOLA: A story from the grave..BY Jude Nwaobi

Ebola-Virus-Pictures-6Nurse Justina Ejelonu Tells her Story from the Grave
I had

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BEFORE YOU CONCLUDE MALARIA IS RESISTANT

BEFORE YOU CONCLUDE MALARIA IS RESISTANT

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mosquitoI just survived a bout with malaria and

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JNC 8- Can we now have our say?

JNC 8- Can we now have our say?

Screenshot_2014-06-28-20-12-32It was in final year clinical class and Prof.

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In memory of Prof. Dora Nkem Akunyili…By Pharmacist Maduka U.P

In memory of Prof. Dora Nkem Akunyili…By Pharmacist Maduka U.P

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I remember as a teen just fresh out of secondary school, I

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let us stop misleading ourselves

let us stop misleading ourselves

                                           LET US LOOK AT THE GUIDELINE AGAIN

pharmaI was compelled to write this after reading an online publication regarding the proposed guideline, I will take a look at salient points raised and even some that

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The national drug policy,a failure, burden and hope v

fxdlogoThis week, we have been looking into the national drug policy, it is my sincere hope that at the end of the week, we will have a better understanding of the place of the pharmacist as regards drugs in Nigeria, from manufacture till it is administered to the patient. Today, we will look at the concluding part i.e

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The national drug policy,a failure, burden and hope iv

The national drug policy,a failure, burden and hope iv

fxdlogoThis week, we have been lookingn into the national drug policy, it is my sincere hope that at the end of the week, we will have a better understanding of the place of the pharmacist as regards drugs in Nigeria, from manufacture till it is administered to the patient. Today, we will look at the following

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The national drug policy,a failure, burden and hope iii

This week, I have decided to look into the national drug policy, it is my sincere hope that at the end of the week, we will have a better understanding of the place of the pharmacist as regards drugs in Nigeria, from manufacture till it is administered to the patient. Today, we will look at the following;

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The national drug policy,a failure, burden and hope ii

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                     STRATEGIES FOR IMPLEMENTING THE NATIONAL DRUG POLICY

The strategies that shall be used to implement the National Drug Policy shall focus on effective drug  management processes, such as

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The national drug policy,a failure, burden and hope

pills_2134870bThis week, I have decided to look into the national drug policy, it is my sincere hope that at the end of the week, we will have a better understanding of the place of the pharmacist as regards

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A WELL DESERVED REPLY

A WELL DESERVED REPLY

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My attention was drawn to the specific details of the interview of Dr. Osahon Enabulele President, Nigerian Medical Association published in your sister publication, Saturday PUNCH, November 9, 2013.

In the reckoning of Enabulele, hospitals run by doctors do better than those run by other health professionals. It appears he did not know the

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THE SIX SIN OF OF NAFDAC

THE SIX  SIN OF OF NAFDAC

   bread   NAFDAC simply means the national agency for food, drug administration and control established  with following mandates;

In accordance with the enabling laws, NAFDAC is authorised to:

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WHY PHARMACIST MUST GO ON WARD ROUND, BE INVOLVED IN EVERY PATIENT AND CERTIFY EVERY PRESCRIPTION.

WHY PHARMACIST MUST GO ON WARD ROUND, BE INVOLVED IN EVERY PATIENT  AND CERTIFY EVERY PRESCRIPTION.

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WHEN WE WORK TOGETHER WE WOULD ACHIEVE MORE…Ghandi

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WHY PHARMACISTS REMAINS THE BEST TRAINED HEALTH PROFESSIONAL

22We all know that the foundation of the medical field lies in physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology and of course chemistry. However, as we graduated from secondary school , and gained admission into higher institution, focused training along

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GOAAALLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!

GOAAALLLLLLLLLLLLWhen you form a team, why do you try to form a team? Because teamwork builds trust and trust builds speed.

Russel Honore

Anybody with a nodding acquaintance of football will understand

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