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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Drug revolving fund in public health institutions: PSN tasks federal government

Drug revolving fund in public health institutions: PSN tasks federal government

logoAnybody that has a nodding acquaintance of drug revolving fund operations in public health institutions would cringe at the

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Teenagers invents condom that glows to reveal an infection

Teenagers invents condom that glows to reveal an infection

062415_condomA group of teenage inventors at the Isaac Newton Academy in

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Can you Deliver 37…The phone Chat

Can you Deliver 37…The phone Chat

I woke and was waiting for Saturday sunrise with kayode and Alero when my phone beeped with a watsapp message.
Sender:
Pharm good morning
Op I am not disturbing,I am sorry if I am
Hw was your night?
Me: I did not reply, I wanted to know where this morning “watsaapping” is heading to.
NOTE: I DO NOT HAVE THIS NUMBER IN MY WATSAAP CONTACT
Sender contd:
Hpe it was fine
Please, I need an urgent help, very urgent help now
There this girl I have been tracking for some time now
Last month, I unexpectedly met her at a seminar I attended,
This girl no dey give me chance at all, buh that last month, at that seminar,
For the first time she gave me attention

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Here Comes The Answer 36…WHY MEN DESIRE SEX MORE THAN WOMEN

Here Comes The Answer 36…WHY MEN DESIRE SEX MORE THAN WOMEN

Here Comes The Answer..32; The ContracepetiveIn the 36th edition of can you deliver series, we had a very hard nut to crack. You recalled we had a client that came primarily for two reasons, and these were his direct questions.
1. Why is it that I always desire to have sex more than my wife, she can sometimes tell me she is not in the mood, she is tired and all that. Why can’t I too be tired or not interested like her, why am I always interested?
2. Is there any drug I can buy to either increase her interest or decrease mine?
What can you say about this or to this man?
To answer his question, we started with question one. You see, you need to

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Let this internship placement for pharmacist go round

Let this internship placement  for pharmacist go round

intenI might not be able to speak for everybody, but

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Daily pharmacist diary… Nigerian girls and bleaching sha

Daily pharmacist diary… Nigerian girls and bleaching sha

empress new These gorgeous jaw dropping beauties parked and alighted from their Honda crosstour, as I observe from

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Can you Deliver 36…WHY MEN DESIRE SEX MORE THAN WOMEN

Can you Deliver 36…WHY MEN DESIRE SEX MORE THAN WOMEN

Can you deliver?

Can you deliver?

As a pharmacist or a medical doctor, irrespective of your area of practice, be it in the community, hospital, politics, bank, the house of God as a minister etc. People always look up to you to solve one or two problems for them. Depending on the extent of your practice and the difficult level of the problem, you can either dispatch the answers with gumption there and then or do some consultation either by reading up or asking a friend or colleague you felt might have the answers.
Recently, I had a case of a client that came to get some prescription drugs, as the sales boy was attending to him, he indicated an interest that he would like to see the pharmacist, I asked him to come into the office. To cut a long story short, he said he needed to get answers to two questions that has been bothering his mind.
1. Why is it that I always desire to have sex more than my wife, she can sometimes tell me she is not in the mood, she is tired and all that. Why can’t I too be tired or not interested like her, why am I always interested?
2. Is there any drug I can buy to either increase her interest or decrease mine?
What can you say about this or to this man?
You can now leave you comments here, it is functional.
The last edition of can you deliver answers were not published because those that posted comments did justice to it,if you missed that click sunday sunday medicine and read the comments
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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
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We Thought You Should KnowKnow…I.M Injections

We Thought You Should KnowKnow…I.M Injections

Muscles with thick bellies are commonly used for intramuscular (I.m) injections. Since drugs injected into these muscles are absorbed into the bloodstream gradually, it is safe to administer relatively large doses (up to 5ml) that could be dangerous or even fatal if injected directly into the bloodstream. I.m injections also causes less tissue irritation than subcutaneous injections.
Knowledge of the subsurface anatomy is necessary to avoid damaging nerves or to avoid injecting directly into the blood vessels. Anatomical knowledge also enables a clinician to position a patient so that the muscle is relaxedrelaxed, making the injection less painful.
Amounts up to 2MLAs are injected int

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Can You Deliver 35…sunday sunday medicine!!!

Can You Deliver 35…sunday sunday medicine!!!

Can you deliver?

Can you deliver?

A client walks into your premise, with some prescriptions, he told you if any of the drugs he wants is not available, he rather not buy anyone. You took the prescription, went through, and saw some very expensive drugs, thank God all the drugs are available, you calculated and it amounted to 68k. Then he asked, are you pharmacist, you said yes and then he said “add Sunday Sunday medicine to the bill” and why is it so called?….oh boy, please which one be Sunday Sunday medicine???

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WHY DOES EVERYONE WANT TO BE A PHARMACIST (Forgive my language )

WHY DOES EVERYONE WANT TO BE A PHARMACIST  (Forgive my language )

pharmacist I know some group of ‘janjaweed’ who will look at the topic and

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Here Comes The Answer 34…The BPH

Here Comes The Answer 34…The BPH

Here Comes The Answer 34…The BPHMy investigations so far has proven that saw palmetto is not indigenous to Nigeria, though I would appreciate a better information proving otherwise.
There so many product that contains saw palmetto but the ultimate question lies in my 3red quote here.Investigators have carried out research on certain product to ascertain the veracity of saw palmetto being present in the final product, and one or two of them passed.
The propagators of saw palmetto claimed as outlined below
What is it saw palmetto?
Saw palmetto is a plant. Its ripe fruit is used to make medicine. Saw palmetto is best known for its use in decreasing symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hypertrophy, BPH). According to many
research studies, it is effective for this use.
Saw palmetto is used for treating certain types of prostate infections. It is also sometimes used, in combination with other herbs, to treat prostate cancer. Some people use saw palmetto for colds and coughs, sore throat, asthma,
chronic bronchitis, chronic pelvic pain syndrome, and migraine headache. It is also used to increase urine flow (as a diuretic), to promote relaxation (as a sedative), and to enhance sexual drive (as an aphrodisiac).
How effective is it?
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective,Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate.
The effectiveness ratings for SAW PALMETTO are as follows:
Possibly effective for
Prostate surgery (trans urethral resection of the prostate; TURP) . Research
shows that taking 320 mg of saw palmetto daily for 2 months before prostate surgery can reduce the time spent in surgery, blood loss, the development of problems during surgery, and the total time spent in the hospital. However, one small study found that taking 160 mg daily 5 weeks before surgery does not lower the risk of problems during surgery.
Possibly ineffective for...
Enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia; BPH) . There is conflicting and contradictory research about the benefits of saw palmetto for prostate symptoms. Some research has shown that saw palmetto might modestly improve symptoms such as going to the bathroom at night in some men with BPH. However, higher quality and more reliable research seems to indicate that saw palmetto has little or no benefit for reducing these symptoms. Any benefit is modest at best.
Insufficient evidence to rate effectiveness for
Prostate swelling and chronic pelvic pain syndrome . Some early research
found that saw palmetto can improve prostate swelling symptoms. Other early research found that taking saw palmetto, selenium, and lycopene, but not saw palmetto alone, can improve symptoms of prostate swelling and chronic pelvic pain syndrome. Taking certain herbal combinations containing saw palmetto seems to improve the effects of sparfloxacin or prulifloxacin in treating prostate swelling symptoms due to infection. However, saw palmetto doesn’t seem to improve prostate swelling symptoms not due to infection.
Prostate cancer .
Research studies to date have found that taking saw palmetto doesn’t seem to prevent prostate cancer.
Baldness . Some men report that using saw palmetto with beta-sitosterol makes them grow more and better hair. read more

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