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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
.silver needle white tea
.xalatan eye drop
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.
It is not unusual in this part of the world to come across patients who
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.
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.
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.
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..
Everyday and everywhere in this country, the use of
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
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