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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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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

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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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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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The University of Nigeria(UNN), Part of Faculty of Pharmaceutical Chemistry Burnt

The University of Nigeria(UNN), Part of Faculty of Pharmaceutical Chemistry Burnt

We woke up to the sad news of fire outbreak at the faculty of pharmaceutical science, university if Nigeria Nsukka.

According to rumors, the fire started  early hours of Saturday, 21st January, 2017 and burnt to the ground the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology and pharmaceutical chemistry Faculty of the Pharmaceutical Sciences. The fire was said to have started in the early hours of Saturday and burnt down the whole building.
Efforts at putting out the fire by well meaning students proved abortive. read more

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Here comes the answer,76th..the eyelashes.

Here comes the answer,76th..the eyelashes.

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Funny side of the practice,9th…The fishing husband!

Funny side of the practice,9th…The fishing husband!

Man on phone: “Honey I’ve been asked to go fishing in China with my boss for a week. This is a good opportunity for me to get the promotion. So could you please pack enough clothes for a week, set out my rod & fishing box. We’re leaving from office & I’ll swing by the house to pick my things. Oh, Please pack my new blue silk pyjamasand my inhaler, you know I am somehow allergic to dirty water, in case!”

The wife thinks this sounds a bit fishy, but being a good wife she did exactly as her husband said. read more

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Can you deliver 76th…The eyelashes

Can you deliver 76th…The eyelashes

Most of the times in a pure community pharmacy setting, where a pharmacist is not under undue pressure should he/she not  be the premises owner, you will get to learn a lot of things that makes pharmacy practice and drugs so interesting.
This particular day, this lady comes to the office, with a very unusual complaint, not for herself, but for her fath-in-law, who doesn’t seem to be worried about the “problem”
This lady complained that her father-in-law’s eyelashes had grown to an extent that his grandchildren are scarred of him, and that he doesn’t want to shave it. The family doctor said there is nothing wrong with him,and of course nothing seem to be wrong with him, but “those eyelashes are not normal”
So, we inquired if he is on any medication(that’s our field), she said not really, may be multivitamin, some Chinese tea,eye drops and one other thing I saw in his drug bag yesterday, don’t know what that is.
She was asked how long has he been on those drugs, she said as long she could recall,way before she married his son, and her first child is eight now.
She was asked to bring the drugs, and here is the list.
.Reload 50+
.silver needle white tea
.xalatan eye drop
.yeast powder
.kamsu oil
You have seen the case, now looking from a pharmaceutical/ professional pin hole, can we be of any help to this lady. It is not a problem, is not just eyelashes, but to her, that eyelashes is a proble. 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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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

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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

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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

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The funny side of the practice,8th…mallam

The funny side of the practice,8th…mallam

Mallam Fulani lost his cheque booklet and went to bank after 2 days to report.

Bank manager: But I warned u to be careful with your chequebook mallam, cos anyone can forge your signature.

Mallam: I am not a fool. I have already signed all the cheques, so they won’t have space to forge my signature..

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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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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

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It is tablet napkin, not oral tablets, she just needs to be educated

It is tablet napkin, not oral tablets, she just needs to be educated

There is a video that has been trending on twitter and and watsapp, about a girl who bought a tablet marketed as a sweet,or  oral tablets which in the said video, she made her viewers believe that she was being poisoned or a supposed drug was sold as drug but was a towel. The truth is that, what she bought was actually a tablet napkin, sold all around the world as such,it was even written on the tablet that it was a towel. for more on this towel click here to know more about it.
you can watch the said video hereyou can also see the advert here read more

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