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YOUR ROLE IN RESTORING THE SOCIAL VALUE OF PHARMACY – CHUKWUKA AMUKAMARA (Bpharm, PharmD

*YOUR ROLE IN RESTORING THE SOCIAL VALUE OF PHARMACY* *To be read by pharmacists and pharmacy students ONLY!* Sadly, a very small portion of the masses out there knows the *difference between a pharmacist and a patent drug dealer!* This is our fault, yes! We failed to distinguish ourselves, both in our manner of practice and in the zero-level personality ...

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Flooding contributed to monkeypox –WHO

The Delta State Coordinator of the World Health Organisation, Dr Bassey Bassey, has said flooding in some parts of the country may have contributed to the monkeypox outbreak. Bassey said this in Abuja on Thursday at a one-day colloquium organised by the Association of Medical Scientists of Nigeria, FCT branch. Speaking on the theme, ‘Perennial flooding in Nigeria: Communicable diseases ...

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Osun Pharmacists donate vehicle to NAFDAC

The National Association of Industrial Pharmacists, Osun State Chapter, on Tuesday, donated a space bus to the management of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, in the state. The acting Chairman of the association, Pharmacist Dr. Samuel Olawoye and acting secretary, Pharmacist Richard Komolafe presented the vehicle to NAFDAC at the agency’s office in Osogbo, ...

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Monkeypox spreads to Delta, nine persons hospitalised

About nine persons have been allegedly hospitalised as the dreaded monkeypox disease hit Delta State. Sources told our correspondent on Thursday that six of the affected persons were from Agbor, where the state governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, hails from. A doctor at the Federal Medical Centre Asaba, who confirmed the development to The PUNCH said the remaining victims were from ...

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Pharmacists raise alarm over rising demands for tramadol, codeine

The Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria has raised the alarm over increasing illicit demands for regulated drugs, like cough syrups containing tramadol and codeine. The Association also condemn what it described as the increasing misuse and abuse of drugs by Nigerians who apply self-medication. Edo State Chairman of ACPN, Mr. Felix Ndiukwu, who disclosed this during a press conference ...

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PSN Ask Kwara State Government To Recruit More Pharmacists

The Kwara chapter of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), has implored the State Government to recruit more pharmacists in public health institutions. The PSN chairman in the state, Mr Oyinloye Alli, told newsmen in Ilorin on Monday in a chat that the current number of pharmacists in government health institutions was grossly inadequate. Alli also called on the State ...

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Facts You Should Note About The Newly “Formulated” PSN Foundation

ADDRESS BY PHARM. AHMED I. YAKASAI, FPSN, FNIM, FNAPharm, PRESIDENT OF THE PHARMACEUTICAL SOCIETY OF NIGERIA (PSN) DURING THE OFFICIAL LAUNCHING OF PSN FOUNDATION AND INAUGURATION OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE FOUNDATION, ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2017 AT TRANSCORP HILTON, ABUJA Protocol I have the honour and privilege to welcome our distinguished guests and members of the Board of ...

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PCN arrests 20 illegal medicine dealers

The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria, as part of efforts to fulfill its mandate of regulating the practice of pharmacy has carried out enforcement activities in Kaduna State. A total of 395 premises were sealed; and some of the owners of these premises have been visiting the PCN zonal office in Kaduna to fulfill conditions for registration. Such conditions include the ...

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Public doctors may be barred from private practice

The Nigerian government on Wednesday commenced moves for a major review of the health sector including whether or not doctors in public hospitals should engage in private practice. Several Nigerians have alleged that doctors in public hospitals refer their patients to their own private clinics for treatment in order to make more money. The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, while ...

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When The PSN President Visited The Nigerian Senate

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has pledged the commitment of the 8th Senate to work with relevant agencies like the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) to curb increasing incidence of drug abuse in the country.   Saraki, according to a statement by his Special Assistant on Print Media, Chuks Okocha, spoke when the leadership of the PSN ...

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