Home / The practice

Category Archives: The practice

Feed Subscription

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

Read More »

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

Read More »

PSN/PCN 2017 Registration procedure.

PSN/PCN  2017 Registration procedure.

The pharmaceutical society of Nigeria (PSN) and the Pharmaceutical council of Nigeria (PCN) has concluded plans for the smooth registration procedure for for 2017.

This procedure is to ensure all pharmacists, pharmacy premises and companies adheres to the tenets of Good Pharmacy Practice (GPP) as applicable to the consumers of health in Nigeria.

In 2017 the procedures will entail that all pharmaceutical companies and pharmacists fulfill the protocols of regularizing their membership of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) following which they would be issued Clearance Certificates by the respective state branches. Regularisation of membership will include the payment of a compulsory building fee of N5, 000 in line with resolution of the National Council of PSN passed on February 17, 2016. read more

Read More »

Federal Government and upward review of antimalarials

Federal Government and upward review of antimalarials

There has been uproar in the country due to the adjusted import duty by the federal government of Nigeria, which came into full force yesterday. The policy heading reads:

APPROVAL FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE FISCAL POLICY MEASURES FOR 2016

This is to confirm that His Excellency Mr. President has approved the 2016 Fiscal Policy Measures made up of the Supplementary Protection Measures (SPM) for implementation together with the ECOWAS CET 2015 – 2019 with effect from 17th October, 2016. Consequently, all transactions prior to the effective date of this circular shall be subjected to the tariff rates applicable before the coming into effect of this 2016 Fiscal Policy Measures. read more

Read More »

FROM THE PCN REGISTRAR’S DESK

FROM THE PCN REGISTRAR’S DESK

Dear Colleagues

                UPDATE FROM THE REGISTRY

On behalf of the Management and entire staff of the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN), I like to wish all Pharmacists in Nigeria and diaspora a very prosperous and delightful New Year.

At the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria,we remain committed to creating a conducive practice environment for all Pharmacists to deliver world class Pharmaceutical service In 2017, while we continue to execute our traditional regulatory activities, plan to roll out several new initiatives in Line with point 4-Agenda. read more

Read More »

How safe are medicated soaps and detergents in Nigeria

How safe are medicated soaps and detergents in Nigeria

Everyday and everywhere in this country, the use of

Read More »

Economic downturn shrinking Pharmaceutical business.-ACPN

Economic downturn shrinking Pharmaceutical business.-ACPN

Prof. Isaac Adewole denies that pharmaceutical businesses are not shrinking in the country, I believe he is a government official. The real people to ask are the

Read More »

Heart experts clears the confusion in celecoxib,ibuprofen and Naproxen use

Heart experts clears the confusion in celecoxib,ibuprofen and Naproxen use

The circumstance that surrounded the withdrawal of Vioxx from the market led to a barrel of attacks on the

Read More »

Imitation, and deceit by Pharmaceutical of Companies

Imitation, and deceit by Pharmaceutical of Companies

We must encourage uniqueness, discourage imitation and brand theft

Read More »

Finally, Pharm D is approved in Nigeria

Finally, Pharm D is approved in Nigeria

Today,14th of september, the president of the pharmaceutical society of nigeria (PSN) Alhaji Ahmed Ibrahim Yakasai Fpsn visited the secretary of national university commission(NUC),prof Abubaka Rasheed and collected officially, the pharm D approval letter. According a post on his face book wall, Ahmed wrote:
With the new NUC Executive Secretary Prof Abubakar Rasheed in his office, today, Wednesday 14th September 2016.
We thank God for His blessings as I collected the official letter of Pharm. D approval from NUC today. read more

Read More »

Free us from PCN Bondage…NAPPMED

Free us from PCN Bondage…NAPPMED

The Nigeria Association of Patent and Proprietary Medicine Dealers (NAPPMED)‎, has called on the federal government to have separate board for the association so as to set them free from the ‘bondage’ of the Pharmaceutical Council of Nigeria (PSN).

This, according to the association, would also assist ensure they complement the efforts of the government at every levels in delivering health  to the doorsteps of  every Nigerian,especially those in the rural parts of the country.

President of the association, Kwara state,  Alhaji Wahab Ajibola, made this appeal in Ilorin  during a press conference to mark the 54th anniversary of the association. read more

Read More »

Lack of Forex worsening shortage of medicines

Lack of Forex  worsening shortage of medicines

As the forex policy bites harder on the populace,the pharmaceutical sector, which is the biggest private employer of labour in the health sector are not left out.
The Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Group of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (PMG-MAN) has said that over a third of its members have shut down production due to lack of access to forex for critical raw material, mainly Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) and machinery inputs.
Chairman of the association, Mr Okey Akpa, in a statement yesterday said research over the last 18 months indicated that capacity utilisation among pharma manufacturers was at an all-time low of 20% and the consequences of these challenges included the current increase in cost of healthcare treatment as well as the shortage of medicines across the country. read more

Read More »

ATTENTION!!!

ATTENTION!!!

The PSN has invited the following pharmacists to appear before the PSN Disciplinary Committee on July 21 2016, so as to respond to the allegations against them, but they had failed to attend. The concerned pharmacists are:

Pharm Gabriel Nwosu
Pharm Longshik Moses
Pharm Dakon Fwangshak
Pharm Vilret Bulus Kumdi
Pharm Emeka Eze
Pharm Vincent Chukwuemeka Alabuah
Pharm (Mrs) Ogechukwu Okorie
Take note that this summon by the PSN Disciplinary Cimmittee is necessary so as to give our colleagues a fair-hearing before the Disciplinary Committee will take necessary action. For any enquiry, please contact the PSN Secretary. read more

Read More »

YOUNG PHARMACISTS NIGERIA,SHINE YOUR EYES!

YOUNG PHARMACISTS NIGERIA,SHINE YOUR EYES!

Meanwhile the the doctor telling you thar they have started residency in pharmacology,did you ask him if that will accord them a slot to be registered in pcn as pharmacists? These are issues we must be well informed on. Cos we all might be the only mobile billboard, that pharmacy practice in Nigeria will ever have.Their proffession is saturated and unemployment,hunger and confusion is taking over. So any available channel is a way out. Even If it’s to do residency in zoology. Some are begging to open pharmacy shops.In fetha,ebonyi state,there is a pharmcology dept headed and run by doctors alone. That’s ok by me. But what is their role?truth is that its just an office created to employ more doctors. They are often sitting around doing absolutely nothing. But if support is not given to the pharmacy dept of such institution,that pharmacology dept will one day start claiming relevance.The consultant pathologists/heamatologists vs lab science war got to this point cos it started at a time when there existed gross ignorance in the ministry of health In Nigeria.so they shouldn’t hope same will happen to pharmacy vs consultant pharmacologist.  Today every arm is awake and watchful. No mago mago Can occur like in the days of Dr. Ransom kuti,who by the way is the cause of all our problems. He brought about this division by favouring the Dr so much.I dont blame him cos when Adelusi,a pharmacist, was there as health minister,he was upright and straight. He never gave us undue advantages. As it stands,undue advantage, is the new way out. Whilst your doctor friend is glorying in the new residency in pharmacology,my dear, hope he is aware we run a residency now too?Most pharmacists will leave school and wont enrol for the west African post graduate college of pharmacists.why? That’s sad. All things being equal if by Nov I graduate from Wapcp as a clinical oncologist,does that make me a medical Dr?no!it only makes me a pharmacist that is a consultant in clinical oncology…more knowledge about that area of practice to give the right advice and better collaboration. Will I suddenly start doing surgery,chemotherapy or radiotherapy on cancer patients?no! My consultation will still be limited to the issues that are drug based in cancer. So a doctor doing residency in pharmacology will only be stupid to think he is suddenly a pharmacist.Whilst they have not recovered from Pharm. D,we stepped up to residency too. They should better upgrade from M.B.B.S to MD first. They are the only ones in the world still graduating doctors as mbbs holders. Lols. Bachelor of medicine,bachelor of surgery. *scoufsNigerians call them doctors by default cos there is no doctor in the mbbs certificate. I am glad with community pharmacists,their new layouts,especially those practicing pharm. Care. They are changing our image in the Nigerian society. Its the hospital pharmacists that baffle me. Majorly layed back and accepting of any rubbish….By Pharmacist .Ene Jane Francis-ani read more

Read More »

LADY Pharmacists galvanized towards national development

LADY Pharmacists galvanized towards national development

Prominent personalities who graced the event and were duely recognized include

Read More »

PSN Lagos celebrates UNILAG’s best students

PSN Lagos celebrates UNILAG’s best students

It was a very memorable day in the lives of the 11 pharmacy students from the university of Lagos, who graduated with first class in the last Academic year.They were hosted by pharmaceutical society of Nigeria(PSN) Lagos chapter, during the 2016 annual luncheon and award ceremony of the society which took place on Sunday 8th of May 2016 at the Sheraton hotel and towers Ikeja Lagos.
The society gave the best graduating student with a gp of 4.78 #50,00 the rest got #40,000 and a plaque each. The chief launcher of the day and chairman of Nemel Pharmaceuticals Enugu, Prince Ugwu gave the students #1m to share, the chairman of alph pharmacy Pharm Ike Onyechi also dolled out #200,000, while the chairman of Industrial pharmacist association of Nigeria and the GM of Greenlife,Pharmacist Falabi gave them 400k, the chairman of Pharmaceutical importers and MD of Embassy pharmacy chief Nnamdi Obi also encouraged the students with a total donation of 475k. Other dignitaries also showered them with praise and and cash donations.
The immediate past president of the Pharmaceutical society of Nigeria(PSN)Pharmacist Olumide Akintayo (FPSN) also took the student down memory lane of hard work and admonished them to ensure the are good ambassadors of the profession and praised PSN Lagos for celebrating excellence.
The best graduating student, Ayoola Smith also expressed gratitude on behalf of his classmates and promised the gathering that they would continue to make the profession proud.
DO NOT FORGET TO LIKE US ON FACEBOOK AND FOLLOW @ugwuleke

from R-L:Onyeuma  Chioma,Ajenifuja Azeezat.Elija Titilope,Ayoola Smith,Esan Oluwakemi, Adelekan Titilope.Innocent

from R-L:Onyeuma Chioma,Ajenifuja Azeezat.Elija Titilope,Ayoola Smith,Esan Oluwakemi, Adelekan Titilope.Innocent

from R-L: Aminu A Aminu,Innocent Akinowo,Adelekan Titilope my humble self is sandinh

from R-L: Aminu A Aminu,Innocent Akinowo,Adelekan Titilope my humble self is sandinh

read more

Read More »

ALPS conference venue moved!

ALPS conference venue moved!

Dear colleagues.
PLEASE NOTE THE VENUE FOR THE ALPS CONFERENCE IS NOW AIRPORT HOTEL, OBAFEMI AWOLOWO WAY IKEJA LAGOS.
Please kindly circulate so as many ALPIANS as possible will be informed about the conference and will attend. inform all of the venue change.

Registration and collection of conference materials will commence on Tuesday 10th May at the AIRPORT hotel from 5pm , Wednesday 11th from 5pm and Thursday 12th from 9am. Only registered delegates are entitled to conference materials.

Day 1.  10th May 2016 SENSITIZATION WALK AND HEALTH SCREENING FROM LASUTH GATE TO IKEJA LGA. FIRST LADY LAGOS STATE EXPECTED TO LEAD THE WALK.
Time. 10am
DRESS CODE IS ALPS T SHIRT AND CAP.
THEY CAN BE PURCHASED AT THE VENUE FOR1500. read more

Read More »

Fake drugs: Economics graduate bags five years imprisonment

Fake drugs: Economics graduate bags five years imprisonment

Justice Faji held that the fake drugs which lacked the major anti-malaria and anti-bacteria components have serious detrimental effects on persons as well as serious

Read More »

Do not compete with patent medicine dealers. ..PCN

Do not compete with patent medicine dealers. ..PCN

The Pharmacists Council

Read More »

Agbaje,Adelusi,Okoye charges young Pharmacists

Agbaje,Adelusi,Okoye charges young Pharmacists

The Nigerian academy of pharmacy  on

Read More »
Scroll To Top