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Why Access To Essential Medicines Is Important – Prof Babalola

Unrestricted access to quality and essential medicine and medical products are germane to achieving a healthier world, experts have posited. Access to essential medicines as part of the right to the highest attainable standard of health (“the right to health”) is well-founded in international law. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the right to health first emerged as a ...

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PCN restates standards expected of pharmaceutical outlets

Pharmacists in the country have advocated the rational distribution and dispensing of medicines that are safe, effective and of good quality to the public. Director, Inspection and Monitoring of the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria, Mrs. Anthonia Aruya, in a statement, stressed that pharmaceutical facilities were expected to fulfil certain conditions, in line with the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria’s guidelines before ...

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Pharmacists Council Seals 283 Illegal Stores In Zamfara

The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN), has sealed over 283 drug stores in Zamfara State for allegedly operating illegally. The council’s Head of Inspection and monitoring, Antonia Aruya said this after an inspection of some pharmacies and patent medicine outlets within the state capital. The affected stores were said to have been operating without approval from the council and selling ...

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What you should know about the “Satellite Pharmacy Initiative”

Registrar of the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN), Pharm. Elijah Mohammed, has charged community pharmacists in the country to embrace the satellite pharmacy concept, describing it as the best for the country, in light of its guarantee of universal access to quality, safe, efficacious and affordable medicines in underserved communities. Mohammed, who was represented by Pharm. (Mrs) Emily Olalere, zonal ...

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PSN welcomes Buhari, lists demands

The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria has expressed delight over the return of President Muhammadu Buhari to the country after 104 days of medical vacation to the United Kingdom. The PSN said the President’s return was a testimony of the good care he received while he was there, coupled with his self-imposed determination to shake off all vagaries of ill health. ...

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Pharmacists implore President to address health system challenges

Pharmacists, under the aegis of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), have urged President Buhari that “recent development with regards to a need for health interventions outside the country compels a need to continue to appraise the totality of the health system.” President, PSN, Ahmed Yakasai and National Secretary, Gbologade Iyiola, yesterday said “the health system must be revitalised in ...

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Pharmacists Hail President Buhari’s Return

As more reactions greet the return of President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday after a medical vacation, pharmacists under the aegis of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) have joined Nigerians to welcome him, saying they were particularly delighted that the President looked hale and hearty. It would be recalled that President Buhari returned from his medical vacation in London on ...

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Nigeria to End Open Drugs Market in 2018 – Minister

The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has said that the government was determined to stop the sale of drugs in open markets in the country at the end of 2018. Mr. Adewole made this known when he visited the site for the construction of a Pharmaceutical Coordinated Wholesale Centre at Oba, near Onitsha in Anambra. The Federal Government had announced ...

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PSN, PCN, Others Task African Pharmaceutical Federation on Leadership Role

Stakeholders in the Pharmaceutical industry in Nigeria,  including the President, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Pharm. Ahmed Yakasai;  Registrar, Pharmacists Council of Nigeria, Pharm. NAE Mohammed;  National Chairman, Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN), Pharm. (Dr) Albert Kelong Alkali, have challenged the Africa Pharmaceutical Forum (APF), a subgroup of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) to take its rightful position ...

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Appeal Court upholds PCN’s regulatory powers

The Court of Appeal has again affirmed the regulatory powers of the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria, PCN. The appellate court sitting in Calabar, Cross River State, recently dismissed an Appeal by the National Association of Pharmaceutical Technologists and Pharmacy Technicians of Nigeria, NAPPTON and three others seeking to be independent in regulation matters as it relates to its members. NAPPTON ...

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