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Heart experts clears the confusion in celecoxib,ibuprofen and Naproxen use

Heart experts clears the confusion in celecoxib,ibuprofen and Naproxen use

The circumstance that surrounded the withdrawal of Vioxx from the market led to a barrel of attacks on the

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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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SEXUAL IMPOTENCE LINKED TO CODEINE

SEXUAL IMPOTENCE LINKED TO CODEINE

It is becoming an open secret that demands for codeine cough syrups is not linked to its antitussive nor euphoric benefit. A good observer will notice that

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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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Can You Deliver? 75th…Tongue Ulcers

Can You Deliver? 75th…Tongue Ulcers

Everyday poses new challenge for a pharmacist, either at the community level,as a medical rep.,hospital or even as a non practicing pharmacist.
Few days ago, a friend of mine who happens to be a banker, went to a birthday party of one of their top directors. As they got things ready for the show( she had gone earlier to assist in preparation), the director’s husband(who happens to be a big short in another bank) called her attention,and asked her “my wife told me you are a Pharmacist,is that right?, that’s right sir,good,I have this problem that seem to defile medical knowledge in this country,I know you count more of money than drugs, but I am hoping I could be lucky,after all,” once a pharmacist…always a pharmacist”, the wife echoed from behind ..all laughed. I have this persistent swollen gums,tongue as if my mouth was burnt by hot water,that is in addition to the hypertension I have,but the latter is very stable for a while now, I have taken so much drugs to solve this problem, all to no avail, is there anything you can suggest to me? My tongue really hurts, my tongue knows no taste now!!!
She called me and related what i just narrated above, I asked to her send me the drugs the man is taking,after sometime,she sent it,and they were.
Tab lisinopril 10mg
Tab amlodipne 5mg
Tab acetyl salicylic acid 75mg
Neurovite
Bcomplex,
Riboflavin
She also let this message…Pharma,givemesomething, the wife has been sitting on my annualleave file, I need to get lucky.
HOW DO WE HELP A COLLEAGUE DELIVER?, did I mention she promised to get me shawama should this be successful read more

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Finally, Pharm D is approved in Nigeria

Finally, Pharm D is approved in Nigeria

Today,14th of september, the president of the pharmaceutical society of nigeria (PSN) Alhaji Ahmed Ibrahim Yakasai Fpsn visited the secretary of national university commission(NUC),prof Abubaka Rasheed and collected officially, the pharm D approval letter. According a post on his face book wall, Ahmed wrote:
With the new NUC Executive Secretary Prof Abubakar Rasheed in his office, today, Wednesday 14th September 2016.
We thank God for His blessings as I collected the official letter of Pharm. D approval from NUC today. read more

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Free us from PCN Bondage…NAPPMED

Free us from PCN Bondage…NAPPMED

The Nigeria Association of Patent and Proprietary Medicine Dealers (NAPPMED)‎, has called on the federal government to have separate board for the association so as to set them free from the ‘bondage’ of the Pharmaceutical Council of Nigeria (PSN).

This, according to the association, would also assist ensure they complement the efforts of the government at every levels in delivering health  to the doorsteps of  every Nigerian,especially those in the rural parts of the country.

President of the association, Kwara state,  Alhaji Wahab Ajibola, made this appeal in Ilorin  during a press conference to mark the 54th anniversary of the association. read more

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Kolade to Headline Academy of Pharmacy Investiture

Kolade to Headline Academy of Pharmacy Investiture

Former Nigerian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Dr. Christopher Kolade, is expected to be the lead presenter at the forthcoming investiture event of the Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy. The diplomat will examine the place of Pharmacy in enhancing the quality and accessibility of healthcare in Nigeria.
According to the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council of Caleb University, Professor Fola Tayo, who doubles as General Secretary of the Academy, they have every confidence that Dr. Kolade will ignite robust self-appraisal in the profession with his lecture. read more

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Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy Begins three days education summit to boost health care delivera

Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy Begins three days education summit to boost health care delivera

As part of its mandate to reposition pharamcy for a better health care delivery,the Nigerian Academy of Pharmacy (NAP) begins a three education summit.

Guardian reports that the President of the Academy, Mr. Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi, who disclosed this yesterday at a press conference in Lagos, said the Academy is a strategic organ of pharmacy in Nigeria and is made up of successful senior pharmacists who have distinguished themselves in the corporate world, in academia and public service and have contributed to nation-building. read more

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PCN TO NAPPMED:Comply or be treated as a criminal

PCN TO NAPPMED:Comply or be treated as a criminal

The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) has insisted that the patent medicine dealers, otherwise known as “chemists” must come under their regulations.

The Council said those without its current licence will be treated as criminal.

But the patent medicine dealers under the umbrella body of Nigerian Association of Patent and Proprietary Medicine Dealers (NAPPMED) said it was not against regulation, rather what it was asking for was that its scope of operation be expanded to accommodate work done. read more

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Community pharmacies’ important social role must not be forgotten, FIP President says

Community pharmacies’ important social role must not be forgotten, FIP President says

“Health care can no longer be separated from social issues,” said Dr Carmen Peña, President of the International Pharmaceutical Federation,(FIP) at the opening of the 76th World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences today in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Pharmacists and other health care professionals need to be more concerned with continuity, integration of processes and socio-health coordination, which is an important but often forgotten role of community pharmacies, she said.
Dr Peña used her opening address to focus on people — patients and health care professionals. “People” is one of the three areas in her “Two times two” plan for pharmacy. “Today’s patients have new demands. New needs. They are increasing in number and age. Many of our health systems were created in the 20th century for a society of patients with acute illnesses, but nowadays we live in a society of patients with chronic illnesses, many of whom require polymedication,” she said. read more

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Lack of Forex worsening shortage of medicines

Lack of Forex  worsening shortage of medicines

As the forex policy bites harder on the populace,the pharmaceutical sector, which is the biggest private employer of labour in the health sector are not left out.
The Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Group of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (PMG-MAN) has said that over a third of its members have shut down production due to lack of access to forex for critical raw material, mainly Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) and machinery inputs.
Chairman of the association, Mr Okey Akpa, in a statement yesterday said research over the last 18 months indicated that capacity utilisation among pharma manufacturers was at an all-time low of 20% and the consequences of these challenges included the current increase in cost of healthcare treatment as well as the shortage of medicines across the country. read more

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Here Comes The Answer 74…The thyroid (levothyroxine) drug

Here Comes The Answer 74…The thyroid (levothyroxine) drug

There basically two types of thyroid drugs,based on

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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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Can You Deliver, 74…The Thyroid Drugs

Can You Deliver, 74…The Thyroid Drugs

and she gave it to me as an assignment

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Her Comes The Answer 73rd..The Super Vitamin

Her Comes The Answer 73rd..The Super Vitamin

Last Monday ,we talked about dispensing a

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HIDDEN INGREDIENTS IN DRUG FORMULATIONS

HIDDEN INGREDIENTS IN DRUG FORMULATIONS

I subscribed to e-mail alerts from the food and drug administration (FDA) of the United States recently, and ever since then, my mail box has become a battlefield for show of supremacy between FDA alerts and facebook notifications. This is just a show of how committed this parastatal is to protecting the lives of their citizens from unscrupulous and greedy businessmen. Alerts, mostly on consumables and supplements especially sexual enhancing formulas bordering on undeclared ingredients always have the day. That is to say, a sexual enhancing formula will claim to be wholly herbal but is laced with some chemicals that are known to produce such effect. This means the effect of the drug is actually due to the undeclared ingredient which may be illegal and not to the so called herbs it contains. read more

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Can You Deliver,73rd..The Super Vitamin

Can You Deliver,73rd..The Super Vitamin

There is now considerable interest in dietary supplements and vitamin,therefore increasing numbers of people are

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Here Comes The Answer 72…The sustained release formulation

Here Comes The Answer 72…The sustained release formulation

Recall we went beyond clinical setting to talk

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Drugs becoming a scarce comamodity-ACPN

Drugs becoming a scarce comamodity-ACPN

As Nigeria has become a poor country suddenly, Pharmaceuticals and now being priced beyond the reach oF ordinary Nigerians, also, some essential drugs are disappearing from the Nigerian markets

Thisday reports that during the celebration of ACPN Day in Iju Ishaga, the Chairman of the Lagos branch of the association, Pharm. Biola Paul-Ozieh, said the high foreign exchange rate and the consequent high cost of purchase and importation of medicines were discouraging importers from importing medicines, as they are unable to get their funds back when they sell their products in the country. read more

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