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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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Pharmacy Practice Goes Beyond Being Called a Pharmacist – Onyechi

For pharmacists to make meaningful contributions to nation building, they must fully understand and uphold the responsibilities attached to their professional calling, says eminent pharmacist and entrepreneur, Pharm. (Sir) Ike Onyechi, founder and managing director, Alpha Pharmacy and Stores Limited and national president, Christian Pharmacists Fellowship of Nigeria (CPFN). Sir Onyechi, a Fellow of both the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria ...

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Pharmacists seek action on national drug distribution guideline

• Want closure of open drug market • Group seeks support for cancer awareness campaign • ‘Pig eaters at risk of Hepatitis E’ Pharmacists have called for the immediate implementation of the National Drug Distribution Guidelines in the country. They made the call in Lagos at a forum of the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN) with the theme: ...

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Keffi FMC Set To Train 100 Pharmacists

Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Keffi on Monday said it was set for skills development workshop for over 100 pharmacists across health facilities in the state for quality health care service delivery. Dr Sabi’u Adamu, the Head of Pharmacy unit of the centre, made this known in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Keffi, Keffi Local Government of ...

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Why NAFDAC must digitise drug, food licences, by UK-based pharmacist

A United Kingdom (UK)-based Nigerian pharmacist, Mr. Peter Iyoko, has said Nigeria must enhance the standard of consumable goods it is exporting to Europe in line with international benchmarks. This, he said, will keep Nigeria in a position to earn steady foreign exchange from non-oil products. Iyoko, a former Students’ Union leader at the University of Jos (UNIJOS), spoke against ...

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FDA schools pharmacists on patient engagement in medicine safety

Mr Samuel Kwakye, the Eastern Regional Director of the FDA, has called on pharmacists to engage clients on drugs they purchase to ensure that they report back adverse reactions or any unusual happenings in the course of the treatment. He said feedback on drug reactions are very critical in monitoring drug’s efficacy and safety for the public and also called ...

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Effective Communication Skills for Pharmacists….. Part 2

Sometime ago, we published the part 1 on “effective communication skills for pharmacists”. In case you missed it, click here  Now here is the part 2 Verbal Communication —Essential verbal communication skills include the ability to listen, understand, and respond to what people say (active listening) and the ability to interpret nonverbal communication and respond in a way that encourages continued ...

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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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