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
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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.
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The Registrar/Chief Executive, PCN, Elijah Mohammed, represented by its Deputy Director (Pharmacy Practice), Peter Iliya, stated this in Abuja during an event organised by the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, in commemoration of this year’s World Pharmacists Day.
The attention of JOHESU/AHPA has been drawn to some recent insinuations of the NMA in recent times. The NMA in a most recent call to President Muhammadu Buhari had requested the President to ban all public officers from seeking medical treatment abroad. In a more embarrassing but in tandem with the well known propensities of narcissism of the NMA hierarchy, it sought through a resolution that health regulatory agencies apart from its own Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) should be barred from carrying out statutory duties in hospitals. More bizarre is the NMA threat to en-list police support for this unlawful resolution. After our usual careful appraisal we wish to posit as reflected:
The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria is
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