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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 here you can also see the advert here
The circumstance that surrounded the withdrawal of Vioxx from the market led to a barrel of attacks on the
We must encourage uniqueness, discourage imitation and brand theft
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
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)
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
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