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Imitation, and deceit by Pharmaceutical of Companies

Imitation, and deceit by Pharmaceutical of Companies

We must encourage uniqueness, discourage imitation and brand theft

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Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy Begins three days education summit to boost health care delivera

Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy Begins three days education summit to boost health care delivera

As part of its mandate to reposition pharamcy for a better health care delivery,the Nigerian Academy of Pharmacy (NAP) begins a three education summit.

Guardian reports that the President of the Academy, Mr. Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi, who disclosed this yesterday at a press conference in Lagos, said the Academy is a strategic organ of pharmacy in Nigeria and is made up of successful senior pharmacists who have distinguished themselves in the corporate world, in academia and public service and have contributed to nation-building. read more

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Community pharmacies’ important social role must not be forgotten, FIP President says

Community pharmacies’ important social role must not be forgotten, FIP President says

“Health care can no longer be separated from social issues,” said Dr Carmen Peña, President of the International Pharmaceutical Federation,(FIP) at the opening of the 76th World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences today in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Pharmacists and other health care professionals need to be more concerned with continuity, integration of processes and socio-health coordination, which is an important but often forgotten role of community pharmacies, she said.
Dr Peña used her opening address to focus on people — patients and health care professionals. “People” is one of the three areas in her “Two times two” plan for pharmacy. “Today’s patients have new demands. New needs. They are increasing in number and age. Many of our health systems were created in the 20th century for a society of patients with acute illnesses, but nowadays we live in a society of patients with chronic illnesses, many of whom require polymedication,” she said. read more

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Lack of Forex worsening shortage of medicines

Lack of Forex  worsening shortage of medicines

As the forex policy bites harder on the populace,the pharmaceutical sector, which is the biggest private employer of labour in the health sector are not left out.
The Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Group of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (PMG-MAN) has said that over a third of its members have shut down production due to lack of access to forex for critical raw material, mainly Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) and machinery inputs.
Chairman of the association, Mr Okey Akpa, in a statement yesterday said research over the last 18 months indicated that capacity utilisation among pharma manufacturers was at an all-time low of 20% and the consequences of these challenges included the current increase in cost of healthcare treatment as well as the shortage of medicines across the country. read more

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Here Comes The Answer 74…The thyroid (levothyroxine) drug

Here Comes The Answer 74…The thyroid (levothyroxine) drug

There basically two types of thyroid drugs,based on

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Can You Deliver, 74…The Thyroid Drugs

Can You Deliver, 74…The Thyroid Drugs

and she gave it to me as an assignment

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Her Comes The Answer 73rd..The Super Vitamin

Her Comes The Answer 73rd..The Super Vitamin

Last Monday ,we talked about dispensing a

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Can You Deliver,73rd..The Super Vitamin

Can You Deliver,73rd..The Super Vitamin

There is now considerable interest in dietary supplements and vitamin,therefore increasing numbers of people are

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HIV Treatment:New Antibiotics Continues to Show Promise.

HIV Treatment:New Antibiotics Continues to Show Promise.

Researchers world over has,in recent years made tremendous progress to develop treatment options for HIV patients,today, anti-retrovirals remains the mainstay of managing the disease, the permanent cure has remained elusive.

Now, Rockefeller scientists report that they are one step closer to an alternative treatment that utilizes antibodies. This therapy has the potential for long-acting effects and would allow for less frequent dosing.

Recently published in Nature, the findings suggest that an antibody called 3BNC117 can effectively delay the virus from rebounding in patients who temporarily suspended their anti-retroviral medications, currently the standard treatment for HIV. read more

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Salmonella Protein Reduces Drug Resistance in Tumors

Salmonella Protein Reduces Drug Resistance in Tumors

"It is fascinating to think that this discovery has incredible clinical potential for treating certain drug resistant cancers. On the strength of

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Can you deliver 71…Syrup vs Drop

Can you deliver  71…Syrup vs Drop

The discussion between drop and syrup is nothing new to a practicing communtypharmacist.
This friend of mine had just finished his service and luckily got a superintendent job, he resumed and of course assumed all responsibilities with minimal experience at his disposal. With over one year of community practice experience, I am in a better position to put him through, so once in a while I go there to lend him a helping hand.
On this very day, as I stepped into the pharmacy, he rushed me..Pharm, please can you help me explain this to this lady, she wanted to buy paracetamol for her 4 months child,I sold the drop to her, she just brought it back and started insulting me, that I do not know what I am doing, that how could I give a drop for a four months old baby,knowing fully well that the syrup was stronger and more appropriately,I am really angry now,I am just trying hard not show it. (moving closer to the lady and in a lower tone) He said, Senior colleague, how do I best explain to this lady that paracetamol is paracetamol irrespective of the dosage form, before I could alter a word, the lady said. Sorry o, “senior colleague” did you hear what he just said, please how is 1ml of paracetamol in drop same as 2.5ml in syrup, because I was told in general that drop is not good for my baby,that drop is meant for baby like 1-3 months,my baby is 5 months!!!.Please convince me our senior colleague.
Join us every Monday to Tuesday for can you deliver series,and Friday through Saturdays for here comes the answer series,we expect your replies to the questions and your criticisms to our answers.
If you have any experience as a pharmacist, a medical doctor,a nurse, scientist,physiotherapist etc that you think will help improve learning ,you can email them to us at ugwulekecc@gmail.com for publication. read more

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Males with high Paracetamol level in the system may not conceive

Males with high level of paracetamol in the system could take longer to

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Here comes the answer 70th! The multivitamin Challenge

Here comes the answer 70th! The multivitamin Challenge

Most times multivitamins are given to supplement nutritional deficiencies in undernourished patients. It goes without saying that healthy people only experience a placebo effect when these supplements are taken. Multivitamins in the market contain the basic vitamin requirements with one or two variations. It is in this variations we based our question because that is what distinguishes a well thought-out multivitamin preparation from a “join the fray” one.

Both preparations in our case study were rich in composition like Evans said but the pharmacist’s interest in the second formulation was as a result of this. Aside from its own benefit, Boron is known to enhance the absorption of calcium and magnesium. Biotin also does same for B vitamin absorption just as vitamin C for Iron. So, for one who is really malnourished, these contents will help to maximise the utility of the multivitamin. read more

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Suppressive Antiretroviral Treatment Prevents HIV Transmission – Study

Suppressive Antiretroviral Treatment Prevents HIV Transmission – Study

couples had sex regularly without using a condom. They have now been

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U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations Approves $745m To Fight Malaria In 2017

U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations Approves $745m To Fight Malaria In 2017

Momentum continues to build in the global fight against malaria. Just this weekend, a major increase in funding from the U.S. Senate, significant Global Fund commitments from France and Italy, and a strong statement from President Obama demonstrated that U.S. and global leaders remain committed to ending the deadly disease.
The U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations approved $745 million to fight malaria in Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, weekend. This commitment to malaria in the State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs appropriations bill represents a $71 million increase over the FY 2016 funding level. The bill also includes $1.35 billion for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. It now awaits consideration by the full Senate.
In his remarks to Canada’s House of Commons, President Barack Obama said: “With our commitment to new sustainable development goals, we have the chance to end the outrage of extreme poverty. We can banish the scourge of malaria.” This echoes the call to action that President Obama made both before the United Nations General Assembly in September 2015 and during his final State of the Union address in January.
“Malaria No More applauds the Senate Appropriations Committee and President Obama for prioritizing critical resources and keeping malaria high on the global agenda,” said Josh Blumenfeld, Managing Director of Global Policy and Advocacy at Malaria No More. “This is exactly the commitment and leadership that are needed to save thousands of lives, but we still have a long way to go.”
The world has made tremendous progress in the fight against malaria during the past 15 years. Since 2000, concerted global efforts have contributed to a 60 percent reduction in the rate of deaths from malaria and have saved 6.2 million lives. At the same time, malaria remains a leading cause of death and illness in half of the world’s population. Approximately 90 per cent of malaria cases and deaths still occur in sub-Saharan Africa. In Southeast Asia, the specter of drug resistance remains a serious threat.
Earlier, the Government of France pledged $1.19 billion over the next three years to the Global Fund – a clear reflection of its commitment in the fight to end malaria. The Government of Italy pledged $144 million, which represents a 30 per cent increase over its 2014-2016 contribution to the Global Fund.
“Such strong commitments from the U.S., France and Italy bring us closer to the attainable goal of raising $13 billion at the Global Fund Replenishment Conference in Montreal in September,” said Blumenfeld. “These critical resources will help cut malaria cases in Africa in half by 2020 – from nearly 250 million to less than 125 million – saving lives and ending the needless suffering of millions of people.”
……………………………………………………..Chioma umehi
SOURCE: Thisday read more

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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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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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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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Join us every Monday to Tuesday for can you deliver series,and Friday through Saturdays for here comes the answer series,we expect your replies to the questions and your criticisms to our answers.
If you have any experience as a pharmacist, a medical doctor,a nurse, scientist,physiotherapist etc that you think will help improve learning ,you can email them to us at ugwulekecc@gmail.com for publication. read more

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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
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