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PCN Strategises To Improve Healthcare Service Delivery Through Patent Medicines Vendors

As part of efforts to improve the quality of healthcare service delivery, the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN), is set to reposition the community pharmacies and patent medicines shops across the country. PCN Registrar, Pharm Elijah Mohammed, stated this at a One-day National Stakeholders Meeting on Repositioning Patent and Proprietary Medicines Vendors (PPMVS), held in Abuja. In line with the ...

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FG Tasks Pharmacists on professionalism

The Federal Government has called on the Pharmaceutical Council of Nigeria, (PCN), to ensure all Patent and Proprietary Medicines Vendors (PPMVs), are competent enough to carry out pharmaceutical activities in their different localities across the country. Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, made this known at the weekend in Abuja, at a one day national stakeholders meeting on ‘Repositioning Patent ...

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Three in court for breaking PCN’s seal

For breaking the seal and padlock of the Pharmaceutical Council of Nigeria (PCN) placed on patent medicine shops, the council yesterday took three people before the Federal High Court sitting in Kaduna. The stores of the accused – Afam Ofor (26) Peter Gabriel (30) and Edwin Nwobodo (25) – were sealed by officials of PCN for selling medicines to the ...

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COMMUNIQUÉ OF THE 90TH ANNUAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE PHARMACEUTICAL SOCIETY OF NIGERIA (PSN) TAGGED “ABIA 2017”

PREAMBLE Nigeria has struggled over time to meet its full complements of essential medicines in its health system which still contends with significant negative indices. Even when the National Drug Policy 2005 had envisaged that the country will produce at least 70% of its essential medicine needs by 2005, we failed to meet this target and indeed all other objectives, ...

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PCN warns drugstore owners

The Director, South-West Zonal Office of the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria, Mrs. Yejide  Oseni, has said inappropriate handling and storage of medicines contribute to the growing cases of kidney problems in the country. Oseni said, “Drugs can expire before the expiration date given by the manufacturers. Inappropriate storage of drugs can make them expire before the actual time. Some of ...

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Is the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria aware of this admission?

*ADMISSION! ADMISSION!! ADMISSION!!!* *2018 ADMISSION IS AVAILABLE FOR PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA IN PATENT AND PROPRIETARY MEDICINE MANAGEMENT (PPMM)* *IJEBU ODE AND SONGO OTA STUDY CENTER* Admission is hereby opened into a diploma course in Patent and Proprietary Medicine Management (PPMM) offered by International College of Health Sciences and Liberal Arts (ICHSLA), Ijebu Ode Nigeria. This is to encourage educational training of ...

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Adewole Underscores Role of Patent Medicine Vendors in Healthcare Service Delivery

The Ministry of Health Prof. Isaac Adewole, has acknowledged the importance and relevance of Patent and Proprietary Medicines Vendors (PPMVs) to the achievement of the Universal Health Coverage mandate of the Ministry, hence the need to enlighten, equip and promotes PPMVs as an unavoidable stakeholder in the national health care delivery system. Adewole who was represented by the Director, Foods ...

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NIPRD, PCN, others still without boards, 2yrs after

Dozens of federal agencies are still operating without substantive heads or boards for more than two years now, Daily Trust reports. President Muhammadu Buhari dissolved the boards on July 16, 2015, and two months later set up an eight-man panel, headed by former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Engr. Babachir Lawal, to reconstitute them. Since then most of ...

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NAFDAC refutes claim 70% drugs in Nigeria fake

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has refuted the claim that 70 per cent of pharmaceutical products circulating in Nigeria are fake. The agency said the claim is not evidenced-based and has no scientific proof. He said such claim can also scare foreigners and make both Nigerians and non-Nigerians lose confidence in the country’s health ...

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PCN decries rise in illegal medicine stores, shuts 209

Despite the visible improvement in compliance by some pharmaceutical stores to the operational guidelines of the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN), report indicates that the activities of illegal medicine dealers are still on the increase. Twenty two communities in Lagos, which has been indicted to this fault includes Satellite Town, Ojo, Ijesha, Ilasamaja, Ijora, Badiya, Ajegunle, Kirikiri, Alaba ,Okokomaiko, New ...

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