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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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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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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

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Imitation, and deceit by Pharmaceutical of Companies

Imitation, and deceit by Pharmaceutical of Companies

We must encourage uniqueness, discourage imitation and brand theft

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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

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Tiny fonts, scanty leaflets

Tiny fonts, scanty leaflets

As a pharmacist,most times I

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Pharmaceutical companies and ‘’unpharmaceutical” syrup covers

Pharmaceutical companies and ‘’unpharmaceutical” syrup covers

I do not know, perhaps I am the only one who is

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Pharmacy challenge 1..we cannot always get it right!!!

Pharmacy challenge 1..we cannot always get it right!!!

The right thing is:

1. Henderson–Hasselbalch equation

2.Flagentyl is secnidazole,alternative would be secwid which is also a brand of secnidazole

3.Triple therapy × 14 days: [Proton pump inhibitor +
clarithromycin 500 mg + (metronidazole 500 mg or
amoxicillin 1 g)] twice a day. (Tetracycline 500 mg
c

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pharmacy challenge 1

pharmacy challenge 1

ok, you are pharmacist,a pharmacy student,an intern, serving pharmacist, and you are alsO a drug expert…oh yeah!!!…exxxcuse mee!!!.
I read recently that

pharmacists are one of the most honest health professionals, so we have decided @ fututrerxdream to see how truthful we can be. today we look at three things. can you without looking at any book or looking it up in the internet or dictionary
1. spell correctly henderson hasselbach equation.

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THE PAST TWO WEEKS!!!…HOPE YOU DID NOT MISS ANYTHING?

THE PAST TWO WEEKS!!!…HOPE YOU DID NOT MISS ANYTHING?

boxing

OK agreed, we are out of

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WE MUST NOT ALLOW PHARMACIST,NURSES,SCIENTISTS AND RADIOGRAPHERS TO SUCCEED!!!

WE MUST NOT ALLOW PHARMACIST,NURSES,SCIENTISTS AND RADIOGRAPHERS TO SUCCEED!!!

AfricaDoctors It is with great sense of urgency and desire to inform

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Why are you here…in this profession???

healthI hope you guys and ladies had a great weekend, yeah, sure you did, and if you did not, common, there are so, so many weekends ahead of us. okay,having said that i would want to share an experience with you

We went out for a game at the house officers/interns lodge of UNTH last friday and an

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Can you deliver!!!

question markYou were on pharmacy ward round in the hospital with medical team, including

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