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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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The future of Pharmacy In Nigeria By Jude Feranmi

The future belongs to those who prepare for it today — Malcolm X I chose to start this piece with the quote of a revolutionary even though I am aware of the likely makeup of my audience and how the word revolutionary sounds. But as you will realise in the next few paragraphs, if there’s anything the noble profession of ...

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WHICH ASPECT OF PHARMACY PRACTICE DO YOU LIKE MOST, COMMUNITY, HOSPITAL, INDUSTRIAL? – PHARM. NKECHI OTI

WHICH ASPECT OF PHARMACY PRACTICE DO YOU LIKE MOST, COMMUNITY, HOSPITAL, INDUSTRIAL? Pharmacy is very versatile. It has so many facets to it that you can find fulfilment in any you choose. If you love business, start a community pharmacy business, if you enjoy interacting with patients, then work in a community or a hospital. If you enjoy research, go ...

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NIGERIAN OBSOLETE LAWS OUR ATTITUDE AND PERCEPTION – OSAK UWUBANMWEN

NIGERIAN OBSOLETE LAWS OUR ATTITUDE AND PERCEPTION. Just today I read a re-post by a young pharmacist I have come to admire “people may not tell you how they feel about you but they will show it, just watch out for their actions and look beyond words.” As a young pharmacy graduate, I did dream big and looked up to ...

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HOW DARE YOU SAY PHARMACISTS ARE KILLING THEIR PATIENTS? – PHARM. NKECHI OTI

HOW DARE YOU SAY THAT PHARMACISTS ARE KILLING THEIR PATIENTS? I recently wrote an article titled “How pharmacists kill their patients daily”. In case you missed it, you can read it here. And the response was interesting. A lot of people were outraged by it. Well, I was warned beforehand that I may not like the response that will come. ...

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The very many oppressors of a community pharmacist – Pharm. Folashade Lawal

The community pharmacist has very many oppressors to contend with. 1. Dispensing Doctors (no prescriptions for prescription drugs yet you must not sell without prescription) 2. Government hospitals (even when you refer they make the patients buy drugs from them, being profit driven) 3. NAFDAC (many critically needed drugs not registered yet you dare not get from reliable sources for ...

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95% of patent medicine dealers operate illegally in Lagos

95 per cent of registered patent medicine stores in Lagos State are operated illegally  by charlatans who commit sundry medical malpractices. These charlatans who are not qualified to practice commit offences such as displaying and selling of expired drugs to the public. They also use the premises of their patent stores to  engage in illegal clinical practices such as admission ...

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Drug Scarcity Imminent, Unless FG Provides Forex – Community Pharmacists

Chairman of the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN) Kogi State, Pharm. David Olatunde Osasona, has raised the alarm that except the federal government urgently provides forex for pharmaceutical companies dealing in drug importation, Nigerians are set to experience severe scarcity of essential medicines. Speaking with Pharmanews in an exclusive interview recently, Pharm. Osasona, who is also the managing ...

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Madam Pharmacist, have you used it?

Today’s post is me musing about something that happens frequently in the Community pharmacy experience. Case note: A patient/ customer (Mr A )walks up to me the pharmacist (Rx. Tee) and we have this conversation… Mr A: I have a slight cough Rx. Tee: How long has this been sir? Mr A: Since yesterday morning Rx Tee: Okay sir, have ...

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BRACE UP NIGERIAN PHARMACISTS!!! FUTURE OF COMMUNITY PHARMACY TO BE DETERMINED SOON BY NATIONAL ASSEMBLY !!!

From the National Chairman ACPN:*FUTURE OF COMMUNITY PHARMACY TO BE DETERMINED SOON BY NATIONAL ASSEMBLY !!!* Dear ACPN State Chairmen, I am sure you are aware that the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria Act of 1992 has been reviewed. It is now to be called *Pharmacy Council of Nigeria Act* and this draft bill has gone through first reading at the ...

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