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Probiotics: Understanding Benefits and Recommendations for Use as a Supplemen

Probiotics: Understanding Benefits and Recommendations for Use as a Supplemen

Probiotics, according to the World Health Organization, are live microorganisms that when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host.1 Several different strains of probiotics are available, and each has a specific effect on the body.2-4 Consumers, who may have learned about probiotics through television advertisements, may not be aware of the various probiotic formulations available as OTC supplements or understand their effects. As health educators, pharmacists play an important role by explaining the benefits of probiotics in appropriate patients and stressing the importance of choosing a supplement that will deliver the correct type and amount of healthy bacteria to the intestine.1,5 Pharmacists can also help ensure that consumers use probiotic supplements according to the label.     About Probiotics

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Ebola: NAFDAC to prosecute Dr. who claimed Ewedu cure

Ebola: NAFDAC to prosecute Dr. who claimed Ewedu cure

Lagos—The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, yesterday said it will arrest

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NO BETTER DRUG THAN ZMAPP YET

NO BETTER DRUG THAN ZMAPP YET

flu_vaccine2211-505x336ZMapp, the experimental drug that may

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CONSULTANCY SHOULD NOT BE FOR DOCTORS ALONE…Prof. Temitope Alonge

CONSULTANCY SHOULD NOT BE FOR DOCTORS ALONE…Prof. Temitope Alonge

healthThe Chief Medical Director (CMD) of University College Hospital, Ibadan, Prof. Temitope Alonge, has said that the

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JOHESU Sues NMA

JOHESU Sues NMA

healthThe Joint Health Sector Union has taken the Nigeria Medical Association to court for

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WE HAVE OVER 2000 CONSULTANTS IN LAGOS CITY ALONE!!!

WE HAVE OVER 2000 CONSULTANTS IN LAGOS CITY ALONE!!!

olumide-akintayo-360x225The President, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Olumide Akintayo, has said that the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has come up with a “24 Commandment” which the government must obey before the ongoing strike can be called off, calling it a tragedy.

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WHAT, ANOTHER DOCTORS’ STRIKE?

WHAT, ANOTHER DOCTORS’ STRIKE?

rxcist (2)With due respect to my teachers, senior colleagues and colleagues, the call for

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Well done delegates!!!

Well done delegates!!!

conference-_3-465x310The news reaching us is that 

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In memory of Prof. Dora Nkem Akunyili…By Pharmacist Maduka U.P

In memory of Prof. Dora Nkem Akunyili…By Pharmacist Maduka U.P

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I remember as a teen just fresh out of secondary school, I

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PLEASE DID PSN SAY ANYTHING HERE!!!

PLEASE DID PSN SAY ANYTHING HERE!!!

word-cloud-pharmacistSummary Of The Yayale Ahmeds Presidential Committee On Inter-Professional Relationship In The

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Now we must live up to expectation!!

Now we must live up to expectation!!

It is no longer news that what is left of all health workers ”just” demands as

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Safe Writing, Doctors and Pharmacists take note.

Safe Writing, Doctors and Pharmacists take note.

prescriptionHealth professionals and their support personnel frequently produce

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WE MUST NOT ALLOW PHARMACIST,NURSES,SCIENTISTS AND RADIOGRAPHERS TO SUCCEED!!!

WE MUST NOT ALLOW PHARMACIST,NURSES,SCIENTISTS AND RADIOGRAPHERS TO SUCCEED!!!

AfricaDoctors It is with great sense of urgency and desire to inform

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AU, others meet to boost local production of drugs

AU, others meet to boost local production of drugs

 emzor The effort is to help reduce import of pharmaceutical products into

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let us stop misleading ourselves

let us stop misleading ourselves

                                           LET US LOOK AT THE GUIDELINE AGAIN

pharmaI was compelled to write this after reading an online publication regarding the proposed guideline, I will take a look at salient points raised and even some that

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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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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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