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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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CAN YOU DELIVER 11

question markYou went to small near by clinic to see a doctor friend, while there a patient was rushed in with

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ANOTHER MILESTONE IN THE DRUG WORLD!!!

healthFDA Approves Sovaldi for Chronic Hepatitis C

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration yesterday approved

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How can one import fake products and register it as Bibles!!!

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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has

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OF WHAT USE ARE YOU TO THEM!!!

As a pharmacist, i want to challenge you, can you tell us five ways, you as a pharmacist can be

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UNTH interview!!!! UNTH interview!!!

I must sincerely say that I appreciate all the e mails,tweets and bbm messages so far as regards why

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More hope for seizure patients as FDA approves aptiom.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration yesterday approved Aptiom (eslicarbazepine acetate) as an

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WHAT so special about you!!!!

pharma  My pharmacist, a friend or would I say a an acquaintance of mine sent me this message  last Friday….well I decided to ask you guys, though I sent him the reply, but what do you guys think

Dear, ‘’proud’’ pharmacist,

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Pharmacist only need their rightful place, i am sure we will see more of this

UNN researcher secures patent for development of solar cells from weed

A researcher in the  Department of pharmaceutical and Medicinal  Chemistry, University of Nigeria Nsukka, Justus Nwaoga, has been granted the word-cloud-pharmacist1.jpgpatent right for the sole use and advantage of inventing the development of   Mimosa Pudica, locally known as

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WHY PHARMACISTS REMAINS THE BEST TRAINED HEALTH PROFESSIONAL

22We all know that the foundation of the medical field lies in physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology and of course chemistry. However, as we graduated from secondary school , and gained admission into higher institution, focused training along

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