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I am just a proud Pharmacist

Can you deliver 13!!!

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You own a community Pharmacy, just opposite a beer parlour, All of a sudden, somebody was rushed from across there to your pharmacy with severe

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MEET KENNY,THE PANS PRESIDENT WITH A DIFFERENCE.

MEET KENNY,THE PANS PRESIDENT WITH A DIFFERENCE.

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FutureRxdream, caught up with the ever busy president of pharmaceutical association of Nigerian students,(PANS) OOU , Pharmacist Adepoju Kehinde Phillips earlier this week and he bared his mind on a lot of issues, including

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Food and drug administration(FDA) and european medical agency(EMA) Disagree on Canagliflozin/Metformin combination

Food and drug administration(FDA) and european medical agency(EMA) Disagree on Canagliflozin/Metformin combination

fda-newThe Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency has

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Here comes the answer 12

Here comes the answer 12

rxcistWhen administered in pharmacological amount, potassium iodide causes a transient inhibition of

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The senate today passed the much-awaited National Health Bill.

The senate today passed the much-awaited National Health Bill.

healthThe Bill is to ensure that government makes special fund available for the provision of qualitative health care services across the country.

The passage of the Bill was supposed to have been concluded before now, but for

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Can you deliver 12

Can you deliver 12

question markYou just resumed duty in a tertiary hospital and was invited to a ward round by Ur older colleagues. Male surgical ward was d 1st point of call and on bed 3 lies mr. K.E, a hyperthyroid pt awaiting surgery.
He has been placed on lugol’s iodine for a week now.But on observation, u noticed he was sweating profusely and having arrhythmias typical of a thyroid storm.The attention of the nurse is called and subsequently the surgeon.Having stabilized the pt on propanolol
The surgeon and nurse turned to Ur team wit questioning eyes….Wat could’ve gone wrong? read more

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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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