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Can you deliver 70th: The multivitamin

Can you deliver 70th: The multivitamin

The room is silent, my boss trust my judgemen, the reps are all ears, what I say must be backed with accessible facts, if you were in my shoes, what would it be?

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Court dismisses patent medicine dealers’ case against PCN

Court dismisses patent medicine dealers’ case against PCN

The court held that the PCN Act 1992 empowers the PCN to

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Giving Tramadol? Check That Glucose Reading!

Giving Tramadol? Check That Glucose Reading!

There have been reports of patients taking tramadol for pain requiring hospitalization because of these

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Increasing need for repellent

Increasing need for repellent

Use of insect repellents is strongly recommended by the CDC and the EPA to prevent Zika virus infection1, and other mosquito- and tickborne diseases. Mosquitoes can transmit chikungunya, dengue, West Nile, and yellow fever viruses, and malaria. Ticks can transmit Lyme disease and rickettsial diseases such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

DEET — The topical insect

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Here comes the answer! 69th, what salt form?

Here comes the answer!  69th, what salt form?

As Pharmacists,beyond

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CAN YOU DELIVER 69. What salt form should I give?

CAN YOU DELIVER 69. What salt form should I give?

Many at times, drug experts

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When do we get our own discount

When do we get our own discount

We all love discount, because it is a very good way of marketing and

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THOSE FUNNY DRUG COMBINATIONS

THOSE FUNNY DRUG COMBINATIONS

I usually reserve misgivings for some of the drug combinations that pour into the Nigerian market. For instance, a cough syrup will be labelled to contain a suppressant such as dextromethorphan, a mucolytic such as bromhexin,and an expectorant such as ammonium chloride. It is like trying to put the drug and cough reflexes into confusion because you cannot be suppressing cough and expect to expectorate at thesame time. I stand to be corrected. Even some ethical drug combinations are very funny. Another instance is Combination of glibenclamide and metformin. We all know that individually one should be taken before food and the other after food which brings to question the best time to take the drug. Recently, I came across another combination that gives me cause to worry whether our pharmaceutical importers actually study these formulations before bringing them in not to mention NAFDAC’s apathy. The enzyme Serratiopeptidase was combined with an NSAID. Now, an NSAID is meant to be taken with food to prevent ulceration while the enzyme is to be taken on an empty stomach for efficacy, otherwise it will just end up acting as a digestive enzyme of the content of the stomach . In essence, the drug combination will only offer the benefit of the NSAID and not the benefit of the two drugs if taken with food as claimed by the manufacturers because it is only when the enzyme gets into the systemic circulation will it be able to exert its antinflammatory effects. For this reason, it is usually enteric coated and administered on empty stomach alone.
Most of our products come from India. So, I was happy when I came across this list of banned drug combinations from the Indian health ministry as they lack any additional benefit. Three hundred drug combinations were banned due to lack of prove of combined efficacy. click here to get the comprehensive list. I am sure some of them are parading our drug shelves. This is a wake up call on NAFDAC.
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Funny side of the practice 7th…the erection swap

Funny side of the practice 7th…the erection swap

This patient with a very big “Agbada” walks into the

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Here comes the answer 68th…The anti-malaria

Here comes the answer 68th…The anti-malaria

Last Monday we looked at the seemingly

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Can you deliver 69th…The anti malaria.

Can you deliver 69th…The anti malaria.

I will just post this question as received in my mail box
Pls I have a qustion which I belif you must have come across it. Why is it that some companies place Artemether/lume as precaution/contraindication in breastfeeding mothers while infants frm 3mnth old hv dia susp n dispersible of d same drug to take? Tnx
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Here comes the answer 68th…The mouth symptoms

Here comes the answer 68th…The mouth symptoms

Everyone who practices in any form of clinical setting that involves direct

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Funny side of the practice 6th

Funny side of the practice 6th

And this man walks into the pharmacy with quick paces, permit me to call him customer 1. Before he could say what he wanted, a medical doctor rushes in for an emergency. The following took place
Pharmacist:(to customer1)good evening sir.
Customer 1: how u dey my Pharm?
Pharmacist: I am fine sir, how was ur day?
Customer 1: hmm..we thank God, please do you….
Doc:(rushes in)…please pharm let me have pent and tegretol 2%, it’s an emergency
Customer 1:…emer what!…so mine own is not emergency, what nonsense, you….
Pharmacist: it’s ok sir, I will get somebody to attend to you while I attend to the doctor…please
As the pharmacist called somebody to attend to him and wanted to start attending to the doctor,customer 1 held his hands and said
Customer1: Pharm, let that girl attend to that emergency, you will attend to mine own emergency, mine is a very great emergency…
Doctor: sir, this is about life and death, I am not here for…
Customer1: (turning to the doctor, who was getting impatient now)…and mine is what…death and life?…I am here before you and I must be answered first, see this guy, you want to make things spoil for mee?
Meanwhile,the pharmacist has has told someone else to get the drugs for the doctor,while the argument was ongoing on,the drugs needed by the doctor was brought and packed and he went to pay, meanwhile, customer 1 was still holding unto the pharmacist. As the doctor made his way out, customer 1 hissed and said.
Customer 1: no mind them, na so dem dey lie, no b only emergency na labour, na so some carry ambulance enter filling station during this last fuel scarcity,dey form emergency, na so everybody give dem chance, dey buy full tank and two rubber, I even pay for some, only for me to dey comot see dem where dem chop isi-ewu besides the filling station come dey use hose dey transfer d one wey dem buy for rubber into their cars, lie lie,dem no fit do me again, dem see me come dey laff, dey tell me say,oga this is lagos…Abeg give my own emergency..emergency dey house for me.
Pharmacist(laughing): what do we give you sir?
Customer 1:give me two kiss condoms
that-look-1
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Can you deliver 68th…The mouth symptoms

Can you deliver 68th…The mouth symptoms

A lady came to my office with a folder from the hospital, on enquiring from her why she took her folder away from the clinic, she told me the doctor was so busy and she feels he did not take time to attend to her because there were so many people he has to attend to, She took the prescription to the nurse and expressed her concern, the nurse advised her get malaria drug assuring her that the wound on her lips are signs of malaria, confused,she took her folder and decided to see her pharmacist, because, according to her, the pharmacist in the clinic wouldn’t have her time as they are over worked and has so many people to attend to. On examining the folder(a sheet of paper), I discovered it was just the sheet the doctor jotted down her her symptoms, what he wrote on it is as follows.
-angular stomatitis
-cheilosis
-lacrimation
-Perleche?
-fatigue
-poor memeory
R/o plasmodium and salmonella
Then on the prescription, we have
Tab fluconazole 50mg daily x10/7
Tab riboflavin 5mg daily x3/12
Tab bcomplex I daily x3/12
Syrup astyfer 15mls daily
As a pharmacist what would you do,what advise or solution would you proffer.
………….unanimous wrote in from Zaria
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Heart Failure Guidelines Updated with Two New Drugs

Heart Failure Guidelines Updated with Two New Drugs

The American College of Cardiology (ACC), the American Heart Association (AHA), and the Heart Failure Society of America have updated their heart failure guidelines to include an

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Here comes the answer 67th! Iatrogenic Impotence!

Here comes the answer 67th! Iatrogenic Impotence!

Prince did a good job in listing the mechanisms that may lead to antihypertensive-induced

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Fake contraception:Stakeholders agree to combat

Fake contraception:Stakeholders agree to combat

He said apart from the poor knowledge about emergency contraceptives, they are also obtainable over the counter mostly without an

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Can you deliver 67th? Iatrogenic impotence!

Can you deliver 67th? Iatrogenic impotence!

Sometimes in my pharmacy, a particular complaint becomes the order of the day. You can see like ten people...

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LADY Pharmacists galvanized towards national development

LADY Pharmacists galvanized towards national development

Prominent personalities who graced the event and were duely recognized include

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NSAIDS may play a role in preventing breast cancer

NSAIDS may play a role in preventing breast cancer

in addition to possible prevention, there may also be a role for NSAIDs in the treatment of women with established

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