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Pharmaceutical market worth N520bn, accounts for less than 0.25% of GDP

Medicines’ insufficiency could be used as non-military warfare against Nigeria The persistent drugs and vaccines scarcity and insufficiency in the country could be used as a non-military warfare against Nigeria if nothing was done urgently to address the situation. This is the position of participants at the ongoing 90th Annual National Conference of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) in ...

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Availability of medicine critical to security, survival, says minister

Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, yesterday said that availability of medicines was critical for the security and survival of the country. He said the rational use of effective, affordable, safe and good quality drugs was, therefore, a task that must be addressed. Adewole stated this yesterday in Umuahia, the Abia State capital at the opening ceremony of the 90th ...

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THE MAKING OF PSN FOUNDATION

1.MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF PSN The PSN Foundation, a subsidiary of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria was founded in 2016 and registered with Corporate Affairs Commission; Incorporated Trustees th CAC/IT/NO 96485 dated 29 March, 2017. The main aim is to further serve the Nigerian Pharmaceutical Community and provide humanitarian assistance to the general public, through the provision of pharmaceutical ...

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How to boost citizens’ access to care, achieve drug security – Pharmaceutical Manufacturers

Pharmatists and manufacturers under the aegis of the Pharmaceutical Manufactures’ Group of Manufactures Association of Nigeria (PMG-MAN) have developed a blueprint on how to improve access to healthcare, achieve medicines security and self-sufficiency in Nigeria. The pharmacists at the Nigeria Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Expo (NPME) 2017 said to achieve medicine security and national sufficiency; it is critical that an integrative multi ...

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MUST READ!!! GOVERNMENT POLICIES AND IMPACT ON PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICE DELIVERY – PHARM. AHMED YAKASAI, FPSN

Permit me to convey the depth of my gratitude to the organizers of this seminar for the invitation extended to the President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria Our nation has always been privileged to enjoy a retinue of laws, policies, regulations, gazettes and related instruments structured to boost pharmaceutical services delivery in the ultimate public interest. Stakeholders will have ...

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Pharm. Eze Ikechukwu Receives ‘Ahmed Yakasai Community Pharmacist Support Award’ – 2017

As a way of enabling members of the Association of Community Pharmacists in Nigeria to meet professional standards in Nigeria, Pharm. Ahmed Yakkassi, President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, some time ago instituted an award tagged ‘Ahmed Yakasai Community Pharmacist Support Award.’ The award which came into being in the year 2013 was planned to span a period of ...

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Hospital pharmacists charged on national development

*AHAPN seeks substantive DG for NAFDAC, reconstitution of board of federal healthcare institutions Stakeholders in pharmaceutical system have called on pharmacists to maintain their focus, capacity building and peer review of activities, as well as leadership and professional commitments in various practice settings in pharmacy. The pharmacists made this call at the Association of Hospital and Administrative Pharmacists of Nigeria ...

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Nigeria to get first batch of local vaccines in two years

Biovaccines plans to start with yellow fever, others • Project can’t satisfy 20% of nation’s needs in five years Nigeria is expected to roll out its first locally produced vaccines in July 2019, beginning with the drugs against Yellow fever, Tetanus Toxoid and Hepatitis B.To ensure that a firm being floated to achieve this target, Biovaccines Nigeria Limited, meets these ...

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Doctors, pharmacists pledge to end strike in government hospitals

•Raises committees on harmonious relationship Doctors and pharmacists in the country have pledged to end further strikes in all government hospitals in the country.The President of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) Dr. Mike Ogirima and his Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN)’s counterpart, Ahmed I. Yakasai disclosed this in Lagos yesterday.They said the unions have raised some committees on inter- professional ...

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‘How low drug production impedes epidemic control’

• Stakeholders seek good policies to halt trend • Survey blames inadequate financing, others The inability of the Federal Government to manage disease outbreaks in the country, occasioned by the lack of political will and low capacity in local drug manufacturing, poses a serious threat to citizens’ well-being and the nation’s economic growth. The cases of epidemics such as meningitis, ...

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