Here comes the answer 44…the discussion

Here comes the answer 44…the discussion

As we posted on Monday, he is still awaiting the results of the interview,mean while, these are the possible and

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can you deliver 44..the discussion

can you deliver 44..the discussion

A friend shared this story with me. As a young pharmacy graduate, with great future ahead, he was and still interested in hospital practice. While discussing a colleague, they talked about pharmacy generally and the potentials bot tapped and untapped in the pharmacy profession, they discussed the challenges of practicing as a Pharmacist in Nigeria, he particularly was telling, this other colleague, of how he loved hospital practice and would love to go into it fully. This other person was more interested in industrial or community practice, while they were getting along with their discussion, this other colleague remembered that there were some expatriate coming into the country to establish

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Here comes the answer 43

Here comes the answer 43

on Monday we looked at some of the possible questions for our colleagues preparing for internship, here are the answers to those

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NHIS now compromised, say pharmacists

NHIS now compromised, say pharmacists

The Association of Community Pharmacist of Nigeria (ACPN) is

urging the Federal Government to make the National Health Insurance Scheme accord respect to all professional bodies in the sector.

Its president, Dr Alkali Albert Kelong called on NHIS to direct the health management organisations (HMOs) to pay other professionals after ve

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There is nothing natural about supplements and herbal drugs

A crude drug is a vegetable or animal drugs which consist of natural substance that has undergone no other process except collection and drying. On the other hand, supplements are products intended to supplement the diet and may contain one or more of the following: vitamins, minerals, herbs or other botanicals, amino acid

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WE MUST NOT ALLOW PHARMACY PRACTICE GO THE WAY OF MEDICAL PRACTICE

WE MUST NOT ALLOW PHARMACY PRACTICE GO THE WAY OF MEDICAL PRACTICE

WE MUST NOT ALLOW PHARMACY PRACTICE GO THE WAY OF MEDICAL PRACTICEIt has become very obvious that for the past few years, the status of the pharmacist has been justifiably

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can you deliver 43…Interns questions

It is a generally held belief in the Nigerian society today that “connection” is all that matter in job search, from internship to house jobs, residency etc etc, true as this may be, I can still assure you that there is always a place for those who worked hard, and that is the reason why we are doing all these. Keep working and reading hard, God will surely remember you in one of those he will favour when the list

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Overweight: why drugs and dieting might not make you lose weight.

Overweight: why drugs and dieting might not make you lose weight.

If you look around our society today, there is one obvious

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HERE Comes The Answer 42…

HERE Comes The Answer 42…

As we all expect,the answers are as follows

1. Who is the current permanent secretary in the ministry of health?
Answer: Mr. Linus Awute

Mr. L. Awute

Mr. L. Awute


2.A patient was prescribed two eye drops, how do u counsel him/her about the application?
Answer: Beside all other advice like do not allow the tip to touch your eyes and so on, when a patient is to use more than one eye drop on the same eyes,he/she should be counseled to wait at least five minutes before instilling the second after the first.
3.The drug used for IPT is?
Answer: sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine
4.Hypertension in pregnant women is best managed with what drug?
Answer: There is no clear consensus on the management of mild to moderate hypertension in pregnancy to optimise pregnancy outcomes.Nevertheless, national hypertension societies of the US, Canada and Australasia all list methyldopa, labetalol and long-acting nifedipine as acceptable oral antihypertensive agents if drug therapy is required in pregnant women with mild to moderate hypertension. read more

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Can You Deliver 42…Intending interns

Can You Deliver 42…Intending interns

As you have graduated from pharmacy school or in your
finals, congrats. But if you happen to go for an interview and following questions came up, what would your answers be
1. Who is the current permanent secretary in the ministry of health?
2. A patient was prescribed two eye drops, how do u counsel him/her about the application?
3. The drug used for IPT is?
4. Hypertension in pregnant women is best managed with what drug?

PLEASE DO LEAVE YOUR REPLIES HERE ON THE BLOG
Join us every Monday for can you deliver series,and Fridays for here comes the answer series,we expect your replies to the questions and your critic

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Here Comes The Answer41…paracetamol poisoning

Here Comes The Answer41…paracetamol poisoning

We will have to look at the this case with eyes of

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gsk gets approval for world first malaria vaccine

The world’s first malaria vaccine got a green light on Friday from European drugs regulators who recommended it as safe and effective to use in babies in Africa at risk of the mosquito-borne disease.

The shot, called RTS,S or Mosquirix, and developed by British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline in partnership with the PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative, would be the first licensed human vaccine against a parasitic disease and could help prevent millions of cases of malaria in countries that use it.

It still faces hurdles before being rolled out in Africa, including winning agreement from governments and other funders that it is worth using, since it offers only partial protection. read more

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WHO recommends injectable Artesunate for severe malaria

WHO recommends injectable Artesunate for severe malaria

Experts have said that in order to prevent death from

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Antibiotic may lower the effects of some blood thinners

The antibiotic dicloxacillin may

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Can you deliver 41..the muslim brother

A client comes into the pharmacy with this prescription.
Tab pcm II tds X3/7
Anti-acid 10mls tds X1/52
The strange thing is that that, this our muslim brother has been coming for this particular prescription almost every two days for the past two weeks. You called him on this particular occasion and the following conversation took place
Pharmacist: sir, are you the one taking these drugs
muslim brother: yes
Pharmacist: what are you taking them for?
muslim brother: actually I had this little headache, so I took pcm for a while, and then I began to have this mild stomach ache t

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There is an going fraud,waste and decay in NAFDAC…petitioners

There is an going fraud,waste and decay in NAFDAC…petitioners

fraudWhistleblowers at the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) have written a

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Here Comes The Answer 40…the prescription

Here Comes The Answer 40…the prescription

Here Comes The Answer..32; The ContracepetiveSince the patient complained of the nightmares only after taking the drugs, it mean

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Can You Deliver 40…The Hospital Patient

Can You Deliver 40…The Hospital Patient

Today, we went for a ward round and the chief pharmacist went with us. There is this patient being managed for what I think is typhoid and malaria because her prescription is as follows
Tab ciprofloxacin 500mg bd x5/7
Tab art-lum DS I bd x 3/5
Tab pcm II tds x3/7
Syrup astymin 10mls od
Now, she complained that whenever she takes these drugs, she experiences this continuous bad dreams, like a giant dog coming into the ward, her climbing a wall, the whole ward being covered with cockroaches and so on. Our chief gave her

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Here Comes The Answer 39..The Prescription

Here Comes The Answer 39..The Prescription

Here Comes The Answer..32; The ContracepetiveOn Monday we took a look at a prescription and tried to get your opinions on this, before today being Friday. Anyway this is what we think.
Many of the adverse effects of ACE inhibitors relate to their pharmacological action and all therefore have a similar spectrum of adverse effects. ACE inhibitors induce a bothersome dry cough,it is usually not dose related, occurs more frequently in women than in men, usually develops 1 week and 6months after initiation of therapy. This adverse effect may be mediated by by accumulation in the lungs of bradykinin,substance P and/or prostaglandin.
looking at the prescriptions again, it is clear that cough is most probably due to the lisinopril. Now what options do we have, from pharmaceutical,therapeutic and economic viewpoints.
1.we can sell the drugs to the patient, keep our knowledge and keep rhinathiol money in our pocket,at least it is not o/s
2.we can send the patient back to the prescriber, to review the prescription, by so doing we cost the patient more money (T.fare,or fuel if he/she is mobile),but save his life, educate the prescriber and prevent further spending.However, the prscriber might insist on his own (if you read my meaning), and send the patient elsewhere,thereby keeping his/her ego and keeping our knowledge as well,meanwhile,we lost patient and money!!!
3. we can change the ACEI to ARB,tell the patient not to buy the rhinathiol, because he/she does not need it, and encourage him/her to see his/her prescriber and explain what the pharmacist said,a good prscriber would be your friend at once. Or better still manage the cough,how??..see below
NOTE: ACEIs induced cough can be managed with aspirin or iron supplements or thromboxane antagonist…do you know that before…i guess not,bookmark and visit us, we will learn together.
There are some lovely comments on this i saw on face book, i don’t why you do not want to put it here o,any way..
if you missed the question click the prescription
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2016 is not even here, and the drugs are here.

2016 is not even here, and the drugs are here.

photo credits to mutoro mutoro on Facebook

photo credits to mutoro mutoro on Facebook

How can somebody tell me that he loves humanity and would not hasten actions that will annihilate, finish off, close down, vanquish, eradicate,erase,expunge or obliterate open drug market in this country which is the melting point of fake drugs in Nigeria

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