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?

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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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Can You Deliver 39…The prescriptions

Can You Deliver 39…The prescriptions

A patient came into the pharmacy with the following two prescriptions
Tab amlodipine 10mg od x2/12
Tab Lisinopril 10mg nocte x 2/12
Tab vasoprin I od x 2/12
Then, another one
Syr rhinathiol 10mls tds x1/52
you looked at the prescriptions and observed his name was on both prescriptions, you asked him, what he is using the rhinathiol for, and he replied that it was prescribed for his cough that has refused to go for over 4 months now, as a pharmacist, what will your next action(s) be and also the reasons for such decisions
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We thought you should know…Charles Drew-The blood banking pioneer

We thought you should know…Charles Drew-The blood banking pioneer

Charles Drew was a scientist who lived and died in the hands of bitter irony. After receiving his M.D from the MCGill university of Montreal in 1933, Drew became the first black person to pursue the advance degree of Doctor of science in medicine, for which he studied transfusion and blood banking procedures at Columbia university. He became the blood bank director at the Presbyterian hospital in 1939 and organis

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Let The PSN Presidency go round

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Here Comes The Answer 38..Intending Interns

Here Comes The Answer 38..Intending Interns

Here Comes The Answer..32; The Contracepetivewe are sorry the answers to our can you deliver came

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DAILY PHARMACIST DIARY…WE ALL DO NOT NEED DRIP AND INJECTIONS

DAILY PHARMACIST DIARY…WE ALL DO NOT NEED DRIP AND INJECTIONS

th (4)We making moneeeey…we making moneeeeyyy…we making money this year, we making money this

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Can you deliver 38…Intending interns

Can you deliver 38…Intending interns

we just finished the written part of the interview and were called in a group of three people. when we entered inside,we were asked to sit, and to our amazement we were served malt. Not as if the malt was digesting.

The instruction is simple, said one of the examiners, take your malt, relax,we are not going to bite. There are three questions for the three of you, you raise your hand, answer the one you know and that is all. listen attentively.

  1. what drug do we use to prevent malaria in pregnant women?
  2. what is recrudescence?
  3. what is the full meaning of PPD

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A SLEEPING NAFDAC

A SLEEPING NAFDAC

doraI watched a film recently, titled ‘’valhesing’’, if you have seen this film, you would recall that Dragulia killed the good doctor when he ( the doctor) would not allow him to use the giant – his invention, for the Dragulia’s personal purpose of giving life to his offspring- vampires. Dragulia felt that with Igor, he would accomplish what the doctor had started, as time went by, they tried the invention on their own, but failed, and at a point Igor exclaimed “it seems like the good doctor took all the knowledge with him to the grave”. Today, I was going through some papers I had, and I came across one that had Dora Akinyuli on it, I could not help tears rolling down my cheek. I recalled some recent events.
Mobile authentication: As a pharmacist, especially those in community practice, I am sure, you have at one time or the other been accused of stocking fake product, simply because of network failure. Sometimes, you discover that a particular network would not go through, but how do you want to convince a patient that it is/was network failure and not fake product. When Dora was at the helm of affairs at NAFDAC, I think there was no mobile authentication, but we had less fake product, we were confident that any product with NAFDAC number is genuine, and they truly were genuine, so most times patient do not even bother as long as the product has NAFDAC number.
Too many generic: The rate at which new brands of drugs are coming into the Nigeria market is very alarming and calls for concern. The rate is so much that activities of Nafdac seems suspicious. From all sort of bitters to all kinds of flushers. If all these products pass through the proper process, I do not think the rate of new entrants would be this alarming. When Akinyuli was there, there was high level of sanity, even the ordinary man on the street felt it.
Let us do a comparison: Today 29th of June 2015,I took a look at NAFDAC website, FDA and European medicine agency, see what I found; read more

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COULD THIS END IDUMOTA AND ONITSHA OPEN DRUG MARKETS?

COULD THIS END IDUMOTA AND ONITSHA OPEN DRUG MARKETS?

Those of us whose lives revolve around drugs understands the dangers of open markets, should the July 1st closureof open drug markets take effects as intended, then we can all say truly change is here.
It was reported in leadership that in order to ensure organised dr

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Here Comes The Answer 37..The phone chat

Here Comes The Answer 37..The phone chat

Here Comes The Answer..32; The ContracepetiveWell, I would suggest that, when next you are wooing a girl, keep your conversation within your

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