Daily Pharmacist Diary…The Faith

Daily Pharmacist Diary…The Faith

faithI don’t know If you had listened to a track from

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Fighting TB – South Africa’s ‘Insidious Epidemic’

Fighting TB – South Africa’s ‘Insidious Epidemic’

SOUTH AFRICASouth Africa stands at the center of a global

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Can You Deliver 34…The BPH

Can You Deliver 34…The BPH

As a pharmacist first, and then as a community pharmacist practicing in a community setting, you will be inundated on daily basis with all manner of people and all manner of requests. There is no gainsaying the rate of registration of drugs at NAFDAC is comparable to ‘fast and furious’ that a diligent pharmacist will not be able to keep count of all incoming brand names, thus, one will be asked of a product/brand he or she had never heard of before. How you deal with this is a topic for another day.
As a pharmacist, either as a medical rep for a company, practicing in the hospital or community setting, it has become apparent that a

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Here Comes The Answe 33…The eusol mix

Here Comes The Answe 33…The eusol mix

Eusol(Edinburgh University Solution of lime) is a commonly used solution in Surgical unit which will help the patient in faster wound healing. It is found most effective in Pseudomonads organism. But it will harm the patients too bad as burns if it is used in surgical application without proper dilution with normal saline or with distille

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WHO to Fight Resistance to Antibiotic Resistance

WHO to Fight Resistance to Antibiotic Resistance

side-effect-pills-250x150Resistance to antibiotics and other antimicrobials is

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We thought you should know 3… WHY DO WOMEN UNDERGO MENOPAUSE

We thought you should know 3…  WHY DO WOMEN UNDERGO MENOPAUSE

There has been considerable speculation why women do not remain fertile till the end of their lives, as men do. Some theorist argue that menopause served a biological purpose for our prehistoric foremothers. Human off springs take a long time to rear. Beyond a certain point, the frailties of age, make it unlikely that a woman could rear another infant to maturity or even survive the stress of pregnancy. She might do better in the long run to become infertile and finish rearing her last child instead becoming pregnant for another one. In this view, menopause was biologically advant

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Can You Deliver 33…The Eusol mix

Can You Deliver 33…The Eusol mix

My little experience as a medical rep has taught me that no one knows what challenges awaits them on daily basis.
On this very fateful day, I arrived at the premise of one my clients, a very big pharmacy in Lagos. As I was parking my car, one of the boys rushed to my car, and said, Pharmacist, thank God you are here, we have a very important customer in there, but he has been asking us some questions, most of which we cannot answer, he is very angry now, called us charlatans and he is demanding to see our pharmacist, and the truth is that our pharmacist is not in town and his number is not even going through, the man has been asking if it is only one pharmacist we have here, we have told him no, that the other one’s phone is switched off and

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Here Comes The Answer 32…The contraceptive

well, if you really want to have my opinion on this,as regards this your case, here it isFirst, i do not know what the nurse actually meant by ‘take injection’. However to your questions, my professional answers would be as follows.
1. both postinor I and II are lenonorgestrel tablets, while the so called postinor I is a brand of levonorgestrel known as rogotinor, which contains 10 tablets of levonorgestrel, manufactured in china by shangai pharmaceutical group and marketed by royal group in Karachi,Parkistan, Postinor II is a brand of levonorgestrel called postinor2, it contains two tablets of levonorgestrel. It is manufactured by

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WE THOUGHT YOU SHOULD KNOW 2; WHY DO FOOTBALLERS WARM UP PRIO TO A MATCH OR SUBSTITUTION

WE THOUGHT YOU SHOULD KNOW 2; WHY DO FOOTBALLERS WARM UP PRIO TO A MATCH OR SUBSTITUTION

warm upWhen synovial fluid is warmed by exercise, it becomes thinner (less viscous) and

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Can You Deliver 32..The Contraceptive

Can You Deliver 32..The Contraceptive

Pharmacist good morning, good morning he replied a jaw dropping pretty lady, please, I came to see you…sorry I did not allow you time to relax, she apologized. It is okay, replied the pharmacist, so what can we do for you? He asked. I will like to have a private discussion with you. Okay, ushering her into his office, please make yourself comfortable, he urged her, she nodded in agreement and eased herself into the visitor’s chair.
After a brief silence, in what looks like a prayer, he apologized for the delay and asked her to go on with her complain.
Doctor…sorry, pharmacist, I just have to be blunt. Yesterday I was having sex with my fiancé, and in the process, the condom b

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Here Comes The Answer 31…The Trust

Here Comes The Answer 31…The Trust

Well madam, this other prescription withmetronidazole400mg tds,ciprofloxacine 500mg bd and clotrimazole insert 1 nocte might have to do with an infection she had complained of, to her doctor or pharmacist. However, this one with orlistat 120mg tid,is where i need to make all necessary input as regards her complain. the flatulence is due to the orlistat, this drug is associated with gastrointestinal disturbances, including faecal urgency and incontinence, flatulence, and fatty stools or discharge, are the most frequently reported adverse effects during tr

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Pharmacist less likely to divorce than physicians and others

Pharmacist less likely to divorce than physicians and others

Pharmacist less likely to divorce than physiciansCompared with other health care professionals,

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Daily Pharmacist’sLife…Castor oil for pregnancy

Daily Pharmacist’sLife…Castor oil for pregnancy

castor A client to my office yesterday evening, heavily pregnant. She demanded to see the pharmacist, I told her I was the pharmacist. I want to

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Statins Linked To Diabetes

Statins Linked To Diabetes

Even healthy adults taking statins are more likely to develop diabetes.

A recent study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine evaluated 3982 Tricare beneficiaries who were taking statins and 21,988 peers in the military health system who were not.

Using 42 baseline characteristics, the researchers matched 3351 statin users to 3351 nonusers and then examined the incidence of diabetes, diabetic complications, and obesity in both groups. At baseline, all study subjects had no cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or other life-limiting chronic disease.

In addition to seeing a strong association between new-onset diabetes and statin use, those taking statins also had a 250% greater likelihood of developing diabetes with complications than their counterpa

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Antibiotic Resistance Spreading Across Asia and Africa

Antibiotic Resistance Spreading Across Asia and Africa

An antibiotic-resistant strain of the bacteria that causes typhoid fever has spread to many countries and reached epidemic levels in Africa, a new study warns.
The strain, H58, emerged in South Asia between 25 and 30 years ago and has slowly grown to become one of the predominant forms of the bacteria Salmonella Typhi, said study author Vanessa Wong, a microbiologist at the University of Cambridge in England.”This multidrug-resistant strain, H58, is resistant to a number of first-line antibiotics used to treat the disease and is continuing to evolve and acquire new mutations to newer drugs,” Wong said.
Typhoid presents no direct threat to people living in the United States, where clean water supplies
and good sanitation prevent exposure to the bacteria, said Dr. Henry Chambers, chief of infectious diseases at San Francisco General Hospital and a professor at the Unive

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Can You Deliver 31… The trust.

Can You Deliver 31… The trust.

There was this client of mine, with whom I had established a very warm and robust ‘pharmacist-patient’ relationship with. Whenever she, or any member of her family, for whatever reason gets a prescription for any medication, she comes to our place to purchase the drugs and also seek my advice weather such drugs were appropriate or not, If I have additional advice to give or some precautions they must take while on the drugs…It was a relationship built solely on trust.
Last Saturday, while on a queue at a filling station for fuel, she called that she was at our pharmacy and needed to see me and that it was very urgent. I had to entrust my fifty liter keg to one of the attendants who was a friend to a friend (if you understand

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Here Comes The Answer 30…my first interview

The sudden silenced that enveloped

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We thought you should know 1… do not take drugs in ignorance

We thought you should know 1… do not take drugs in ignorance

ostesarc It is no longer news that a lot of drugs that go as herbal medicine in the Nigerian markets are

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Can You Deliver 30…My first Interview.

Can You Deliver 30…My first Interview.

I just finished my youth service..the NYSC, Filled with enthusiasm for the prospect that are already awaiting me as one of the latest full fledged pharmacist in town. I traveled back to my place, somewhere in Calabar, in Cross River State, after some days following my arrival,having rested enough, I entered the internet to search for jobs, i saw an opening in one of the biggest Pharmacies in Cross River State, I applied online and submitted all necessary document. I was informed of the interview date and told that any change will be communicated via mail, on the day of the interview, I got up early, bath, dressed in my neatly ironed clothes. I got to the Interview venue about 15 minutes early, b

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Here Comes The Answer..29

Here Comes The Answer..29

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