What do we do about antibiotic resistance

What do we do about antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic resistance is rising to dangerously high

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GOWON, AKINKUGBE, ADELUSI, OTHERS TASK PHARMACY ACADEMY ON FIGHT AGAINST FAKE DRUGS

GOWON, AKINKUGBE, ADELUSI, OTHERS TASK PHARMACY ACADEMY ON FIGHT AGAINST FAKE DRUGS

THE newly-inaugurated Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy (NAP) has been

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Can you deliver 53…intending interns

Can you deliver 53…intending interns

Please, girrafing especially from google is

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here comes the answer 52…the stomach ache

here comes the answer 52…the stomach ache

It is very easy for a non professional in the health sector to dish out drugs they feel is meant for a particular illness, but is not that easy for professionals like medical doctors and even nurses who, on daily basis has to make decisions on the right choice of drug for patients,and it becomes even more difficult a decision for a pharmacist (who understands the most subtle interactions of drug) to take. It is on this backdrop that we provide you with the most appropriate /most probable reason for the stomach ache in the 52nd series of our can you deliver series.
we all know that, there is something called disulfuran-like reaction, which is believed to be the mechanism through which metronidazole interacts with alchohol.
ok, now, start thinking like a pharmacist, let us look at the excipient of this cough syrup.
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Dietary Supplements Land Thousands in the ER Each Year

Dietary Supplements Land Thousands in the ER Each Year

One expert said the report — published Oct. 15 in the New England Journal of Medicine — should quash arguments that herbal products, amino acids and other supplements are uniformly “safe” and need no tighter regulation.

“This is the most important study done on dietary supplements since DSHEA was passed,” said Dr. Pieter Cohen, an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School who studies supplement safety.

Cohen was referring to the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act, a 1994 law that defined supplements as food rather than drugs. The upshot is that manufacturers do not have to prove their products have benefits, or are even safe. read more

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First Human Trials for HIV Vaccine Begin

First Human Trials for HIV Vaccine Begin

An HIV vaccine has been

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Malaria Vaccine Provides Hope for General Cancer Cure

Malaria Vaccine Provides Hope for General Cancer Cure

The hunt for a vaccine against malaria

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Lilly Abruptly Ends Trial for Heart Disease Drug

Lilly Abruptly Ends Trial for Heart Disease Drug

Eli Lilly announced October 12 that it was stopping development of a cardiovascular disease drug that was in the final stages of clinical trials.

The drug, cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) inhibitor evacetrapib, was shown to be ineffective in preventing heart attacks or stroke.

CETP inhibitors can increase the levels of good cholesterol while also lowering the levels of bad cholesterol, writes the New York Times.

Lilly’s news release stressed this decision was not made over safety reasons, but was based off data obtained from periodic reviews that indicated the evacetrapib study had a low chance of reaching its primary endpoint based on current results. read more

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Coffee Associated with Colon Cancer Survival

Coffee Associated with Colon Cancer Survival

Patients treated for colon cancer who regularly drank caffeinated coffee had lower rates of cancer recurrence and mortality, according to a recent study co-authored by Northwestern Medicine investigator Al B. Benson, III, MD.

The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, involved 953 patients who participated in a clinical trial comparing two treatments for stage 3 colon cancer. While no significant difference between the therapies was found, data from questionnaires the patients filled out about their diets as they underwent treatment provided compelling insights. read more

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New Study Provides Key Insights into Aspirin’s Disease-Fighting Abilities

New Study Provides Key Insights into Aspirin’s Disease-Fighting Abilities

Aspirin is one of the oldest and most commonly used

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For women: Good shape,lower risk of diabetes- New research

For women: Good shape,lower risk of diabetes- New research

Women with good shape tend to have lower risk for diabetes. This was discovered by scientist in a research recently .
Recent research has shown that a variant in a gene called KLF14 is associated with the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. It also seems to be a master regulator of how and where a woman’s body stores fat: Women with one particular “allele,” or version, of the gene variant tend to have slimmer hips, while women with another are more “pear-shaped.”

Now a team of international researchers has discovered more about how the gene variant works: It appears to regulate hundreds of other genes active in fat cells, and it changes the structure and function of those cells. read more

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Can you deliver 52…the stomach ache

Can you deliver 52…the stomach ache

Most times, working as a community pharmacist could be exciting…professional-wise, other times it could be boring and dis-interesting…money-wise. Being a pharmacist, means that you have be a pharmacist everywhere, and anytime.
This weekend, one of my buddies wanted to buy me shawarma, so she picked me and we headed to where it was sold, as she pulled to the parking lot, I alighted and waited for her to park well and lead the way, as I was waiting, this lady and a girl of about 15years emerged from no where… Pharmacist, please sorry to bug you, I was just coming from your place and was told you were not around ( it is weekend woman!!!…na for mind I talkam o),as I was coming out, I saw you in that car, I called you, I horned but you did not hear, I asked the bike man to stop you for me, as the traffic light went red, when you guys passed…Ok, madam, how can I be of help? Thank you, you see this my niece, two days ago, she developed very slight stomach ache, so I got her flaggyl and tetracycline, she also had as light cough, so I bought benylin expectorant as well. But since that day before yesterday, she has been vomiting, the stomach seems to have gotten worse, ..you know this girls of nowadays, I had to take her ton the lab on doctor’s advice for a pregnancy test, but while we await the test, what can she use, the doctor gave us colipan, but I have not seen improvement
Join us every Monday 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
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Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (Enugu) Annual Scientific Conference

Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (Enugu) Annual Scientific Conference

The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Enugu state branch presents its 20th Annual Scientific Conference with the theme: MEDICATIOIN SAFETY IN NIGERIAN HEALTH SYSTEM

– Role of pharmacists in safe and efficient pharmacotherapy and quality use of medicines

DATE: Fri 16th to Sat 17th October 2015
VENUE: Hotel Fidelma, 65 Ezillo St. Independence layout near ICPC Enugu

CHIEF HOST: His Excellency, Rt Hon Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi Executive governor Enugu state
CHAIRMAN OF THE OCCASION: Rt Hon Tobi Okechukwu, Federal house of Representatives
SPECIAL GUEST OF HONOUR: His Excellency Senator Ike Ekweremadu, Deputy senate president FRN read more

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Here comes the answer…hormone and prescription

Here comes the answer…hormone and  prescription

progynovaFirst and fore most, let us look at the drugs in the

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CAN YOU DELIVER 51…The prescription

CAN YOU DELIVER 51…The prescription

A patients walks into the pharmacy, demanded to see the pharmacist, and presented the prescription below. for a while he watched you as you took a look at the prescription, then he added,.. i am new in this area, but somebody..my neighbor actually, directed me here…so Pharmacist, what do you think is wrong with my wife.
…see you Friday night

the prescription

the prescription


Join us every Monday 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
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Irregularities in hospital pharmacy: PCN moves to curb their excesses

It is no longer news that,over 70%of hospitals in Nigeria do not have qualified pharmacist, but pharmacy services are rendered in such hospitals. Against this backdrop, the Pharmaceutical Council of Nigeria said it had concluded arrangements to declare a state of emergency on hospital pharmacy practice across the country.

The Registrar/Chief Executive, PCN, Elijah Mohammed, represented by its Deputy Director (Pharmacy Practice), Peter Iliya, stated this in Abuja during an event organised by the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, in commemoration of this year’s World Pharmacists Day. read more

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Here comes the answer 50..the PharmD conversion

Here comes the answer 50..the PharmD conversion

Wow!!!,all the contributors seems to agree,and i tell you,that question has adequately been answered,but for the records, the answer is pap smear.
What Is a Pap Test?

A pap smear or Pap test is a test of a sample of cells taken from a woman’s cervix or vagina. The test is used to look for changes in the cells of the cervix and vagina that show cancer or conditions that may develop into cancer.

It is the best tool to detect precancerous conditions and hidden, small tumors that may lead to cervical cancer. If detected early, cervical cancer can be cured. read more

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Treat all persons diagnosed with HIV…WHO

Treat all persons diagnosed with HIV…WHO

Before now, anyone recently infected with HIV virus, might not start treatment immediately as the viral load would have to be monitored and will determine when to begin the administration of antiretrovirals as illustrated in the picture above, but all that has changed now.
According to new guideline, released by WHO-Anyone infected with HIV should begin antiretroviral treatment as soon after diagnosis as possible, WHO announced Wednesday. With its “treat-all” recommendation, WHO removes all limitations on eligibility for antiretroviral therapy (ART) among people living with HIV; all populations and age groups are now eligible for treatment. read more

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Physicians heal thyself-JOHESU

Physicians heal thyself-JOHESU

The attention of JOHESU/AHPA has been drawn to some recent insinuations of the NMA in recent times. The NMA in a most recent call to President Muhammadu Buhari had requested the President to ban all public officers from seeking medical treatment abroad. In a more embarrassing but in tandem with the well known propensities of narcissism of the NMA hierarchy, it sought through a resolution that health regulatory agencies apart from its own Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) should be barred from carrying out statutory duties in hospitals. More bizarre is the NMA threat to en-list police support for this unlawful resolution. After our usual careful appraisal we wish to posit as reflected: read more

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Can you deliver 50…the PharmD conversion exam.

Can you deliver 50…the PharmD conversion exam.

One of our most ardent readers sent this to us, I personally thought it was more of a medical doctor thing, but he made us understand it was one of the questions they were asked,when he was trying to convert from Bpharm (obtainable in NIgeria) to PharmD (obtainable in the United States). Also, we have very encouraging number of medical doctors audience, here is the question, hook,line and sinker.
A 45 year old woman presents to her physician for her yearly routine examination. She has no current health problems. Her past medical, surgical and family histories are unremarkable. She is happily married and has two healthy children. She doesn’t smoke or drink alcohol. She doesn’t have any risk factors for HIV or any sexually transmitted diseases. Her vital signs are within normal limits. Physical examination and laboratory investigations are normal. She doesn’t have any screening tests for the past 5 years. read more

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