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Unethical and Ignorant Behavior of Pharmacists, by Stephen Barrett,

Unethical and Ignorant Behavior of Pharmacists, by Stephen Barrett,

drugs1Most pharmacists who work in retail pharmacies have a serious potential conflict of interest. On the one hand, they are professionals, expected to be

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The national drug policy,a failure, burden and hope v

fxdlogoThis week, we have been looking into the national drug policy, it is my sincere hope that at the end of the week, we will have a better understanding of the place of the pharmacist as regards drugs in Nigeria, from manufacture till it is administered to the patient. Today, we will look at the concluding part i.e

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JOHESU Issues 14 Days Ultimatum to the CMD, Federal Teaching Hospital Gombe

JOHESU Issues 14 Days Ultimatum to the CMD, Federal Teaching Hospital Gombe

 

healthNON-IMPLEMENTATION OF GOVERNMENT LAWS AND FRAGRANT DISREGARDS TO THE RULE OF LAW.

 

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The Chief Medical Director,

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The national drug policy,a failure, burden and hope iv

The national drug policy,a failure, burden and hope iv

fxdlogoThis week, we have been lookingn into the national drug policy, it is my sincere hope that at the end of the week, we will have a better understanding of the place of the pharmacist as regards drugs in Nigeria, from manufacture till it is administered to the patient. Today, we will look at the following

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National Conference; JOHESU writes President Jonathan

National  Conference; JOHESU  writes President Jonathan

gejThe Assembly of Healthcare Professionals and Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) have appealed to President Goodluck Jonathan to appoint

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The national drug policy,a failure, burden and hope iii

This week, I have decided to look into the national drug policy, it is my sincere hope that at the end of the week, we will have a better understanding of the place of the pharmacist as regards drugs in Nigeria, from manufacture till it is administered to the patient. Today, we will look at the following;

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Ministry of Health signs MoU with NAPPSA

health  In what many health professionals in the Diaspora have described as a laudable move, the Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu-led ministry of health has officially entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Nigerian Association of Pharmacists

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The national drug policy,a failure, burden and hope ii

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                     STRATEGIES FOR IMPLEMENTING THE NATIONAL DRUG POLICY

The strategies that shall be used to implement the National Drug Policy shall focus on effective drug  management processes, such as

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The national drug policy,a failure, burden and hope

pills_2134870bThis week, I have decided to look into the national drug policy, it is my sincere hope that at the end of the week, we will have a better understanding of the place of the pharmacist as regards

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NMA VS JOHESU-LET NIGERIANS BE THE JUDGE!!!

In less than 2 days after Presidential Sources revealed to us that the Presidency has asked the Health Minister to implement the  healthNIC ruling and expressed determination to meet with the JOHESU top shots; NMA who must have gotten wind of the decision of Mr President hurriedly

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PHARMACISTS SEEK PROBE OF DIRECTORS OF FEDERAL STAFF CLINIC

PHARMACISTS SEEK PROBE OF DIRECTORS OF FEDERAL STAFF CLINIC

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Pharmacists have attributed the recent crisis rocking the Pharmacy Department, Federal Staff Clinic, Jabi, Abuja, to the high-handedness and poor management skill of its Chief Medical Director, Dr. (Mrs) Chinwe Ifeoma Igwilo, even as they called for her

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FDA Warns Consumers Against Body-Building Supplement

FDA Warns Consumers Against Body-Building Supplement

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Consumers should not use Mass Destruction, a dietary supplement used to stimulate muscle growth, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Monday.

The body-building product, available in retail stores, fitness gyms and online, contains potentially harmful

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A WELL DESERVED REPLY

A WELL DESERVED REPLY

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My attention was drawn to the specific details of the interview of Dr. Osahon Enabulele President, Nigerian Medical Association published in your sister publication, Saturday PUNCH, November 9, 2013.

In the reckoning of Enabulele, hospitals run by doctors do better than those run by other health professionals. It appears he did not know the

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THE SIX SIN OF OF NAFDAC

THE SIX  SIN OF OF NAFDAC

   bread   NAFDAC simply means the national agency for food, drug administration and control established  with following mandates;

In accordance with the enabling laws, NAFDAC is authorised to:

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There could more hope for diabetics with Packaging insulin into a pill-friendly form for diabetes treatment

There could more hope for diabetics with Packaging insulin into a pill-friendly form for diabetes treatment

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Since insulin’s crucial discovery nearly a century ago, countless diabetes patients have had to inject themselves with the life-saving medicine. Now scientists

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NAFDAC closes 20 drugs shops in Benue

NAFDAC closes 20 drugs shops in Benue

The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control has closed down 20 pharmacies and patent medicine shops for stocking and selling fake and

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IT IS IN CAMEROUN WITH NAFDAC NUMBER…IT CAN BE HERE TOO, HELP YOURSELF!!!

IT IS IN CAMEROUN WITH NAFDAC NUMBER…IT CAN BE HERE TOO, HELP YOURSELF!!!

Falsified batches of Coartem recently circulating in Cameroon
Coartem is a fixed dose Artemesinin based combination therapy (ACT) (Artemether 20mg and  Lumefantrine 120mg), used for the treatment of Plasmodium falciparum malaria. The genuine product is  manufactured by Novartis and is a WHO pre-qualified medicine.
On 5 November 2013, Novartis informed WHO of further falsified versions of Coartem recently  circulating

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WHY PHARMACIST MUST GO ON WARD ROUND, BE INVOLVED IN EVERY PATIENT AND CERTIFY EVERY PRESCRIPTION.

WHY PHARMACIST MUST GO ON WARD ROUND, BE INVOLVED IN EVERY PATIENT  AND CERTIFY EVERY PRESCRIPTION.

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WHEN WE WORK TOGETHER WE WOULD ACHIEVE MORE…Ghandi

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My forty years of PSN conferences By Pharm. Ifeanyi Atueyi

My forty years of PSN conferences  By Pharm. Ifeanyi Atueyi

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I am uniquely blessed to have attended PSN annual national conferences from 1973 to 2013 without interruption. During this period, I had

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Here comes the answer 11

Here comes the answer 11

rxcistI decided to publish this because it makes us see the bigger picture of pharmacy practice, and before I go on with the answer, I like to state that

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