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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.
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.
The National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Development and May and Baker Pharmaceutical Company will
It was end of the road for a serial pharmacist(s) impersonator, Mr.
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.
It is not unusual in this part of the world to come across patients who
Last monday, we looked at a banker Pharmacist, who needed to deliver,she was seen as a Pharmacist irrespective of being in the bank for while now.
Lets take a look at the prescription again
Tab lisinopril 10mg
Tab amlodipne 5mg
Tab acetyl salicylic acid 75mg
The knowledge of drugs is so important in therapeutics that it should be handled with utmost care, fortunately for human existence,there is a group of professionals that surpasses all the criteria required fort his task,they are called PHARMACIST.(I am just excited,still in the mood of the Pharmacist day celebration)
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.
Researchers world over has,in recent years made tremendous progress to develop treatment options for HIV patients,today, anti-retrovirals remains the mainstay of managing the disease, the permanent cure has remained elusive.
Now, Rockefeller scientists report that they are one step closer to an alternative treatment that utilizes antibodies. This therapy has the potential for long-acting effects and would allow for less frequent dosing.
Recently published in Nature, the findings suggest that an antibody called 3BNC117 can effectively delay the virus from rebounding in patients who temporarily suspended their anti-retroviral medications, currently the standard treatment for HIV.
He said apart from the poor knowledge about emergency contraceptives, they are also obtainable over the counter mostly without an
The Nigerian academy of pharmacy on
last monday, we met Titi, who was about getting married and an issue of miscalculated menstrual calendar , she turned to her pharmacist and friend, who also turned to norethsterone.
Norethisterone, a progesterone is widely known as the period delay pill. It comes in handy and can be obtained OTC when ladies don’t want a messy red day to spoil their fun as in the case of Titi, her wedding and honey moon. Norethisterone tabs taken 5mg 3 times daily starting three days before the first day of period can delay period for as long as you take it but not exceeding 17days at which it is no longer safe. Period generally returns 3days after the last dose.
The National Agency for Food, Drugs, Administration and Control, NAFDAC, on Wednesday, charged a
When it comes to addressing disease, many
Tackling antibiotic resistance on only one
WHO to convene an International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on Zika virus and observed increase in neurological disorders and neonatal malformations
WHO Director-General, Margaret Chan ,
Lassa fever is a severe viral disease occurring mostly in
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This is a call on stakeholders to combat drug resistance
The threat from drug resistance is increasing. There is a need for urgent action; everyone must play a part. The complex problem of drug resistance requires collective action. WHO has developed a draft global action plan to combat antimicrobial resistance which has been submitted to the sixty-eighth World Health Assembly, taking place in May 2015. Governments will be asked to approve the plan and, in doing so, declare their commitment to address this global health threat.
1. What is antimicrobial resistance?
Antimicrobial resistance is the ability of a microorganism (like bacteria, viruses, and some parasites) to stop an antimicrobial (such as antibiotics, antivirals and antimalarials) from working against it. As a result, standard treatments become ineffective, infections persist and may spread to others.
2. Drug Drug resistance is a global problem
Over the past years, the use and misuse of antimicrobials has increased the number and types of resistant organisms. Consequently many infectious diseases may one day become uncontrollable. With the growth of global trade and travel, resistant microorganisms can spread promptly to any part of the world.