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Edo 2018, how it went down plus side attractions

Edo 2018, how it went down plus side attractions

The acpn conference has come and gone, for those of us who weren’t there for one reason or the other, come with us as we take through Edo 2018 as it happened.
Day 1

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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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SCIENTISTS RED-FLAGS TWO BLOOD PRESSURE DRUGS

Scientists at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States have red-flagged two blood pressure drugs that are

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OPEN DRUG MARKET CLOSURE: A MENACE THAT SUCCUMBS TO EXTENSION ALONE

OPEN DRUG MARKET CLOSURE: A MENACE THAT SUCCUMBS TO EXTENSION ALONE

The issue of open drug market, and its detrimental effect on

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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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The Harmattan: The Necessary Tips

The Harmattan: The Necessary Tips

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. read more

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Finally, Federal government and May and Baker Partner on Sickle-cell Drug, NIPRISAN

Finally, Federal government and May and Baker Partner on Sickle-cell Drug, NIPRISAN

The National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Development and May and Baker Pharmaceutical Company will

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An Impersonator on the Prowl

An Impersonator on the Prowl

It was end of the road for a serial pharmacist(s) impersonator, Mr.

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GSK starts stage III trials of daprodustat

GSK starts stage III trials of daprodustat

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. read more

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Religion and medicatios: an unhealthy combination

Religion and medicatios: an unhealthy combination

It is not unusual in this part of the world to come across patients who

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Here comes the answer 75th…Tongue ulcer drug

Here comes the answer 75th…Tongue ulcer drug

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
Neurovite
Bcomplex,
Riboflavin

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) read more

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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

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HIV Treatment:New Antibiotics Continues to Show Promise.

HIV Treatment:New Antibiotics Continues to Show Promise.

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. read more

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Fake contraception:Stakeholders agree to combat

Fake contraception:Stakeholders agree to combat

He said apart from the poor knowledge about emergency contraceptives, they are also obtainable over the counter mostly without an

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Agbaje,Adelusi,Okoye charges young Pharmacists

Agbaje,Adelusi,Okoye charges young Pharmacists

The Nigerian academy of pharmacy  on

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Here comes the answer 61st: menstrual mistake

Here comes the answer 61st: menstrual mistake

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. read more

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Fake drug Production: A microbiologist gets 7 years jail term

The National Agency for Food, Drugs, Administration and Control, NAFDAC, on Wednesday, charged a

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Why pharmaceutical firms may prefer to invest in drugs over vaccines

When it comes to addressing disease, many

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Losing the war against antibiotic resistance

Losing the war against  antibiotic resistance

Tackling antibiotic resistance on only one

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WHO to convene an International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on Zika virus and observed increase in neurological disorders and neonatal malformations

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 ,

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