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WorldPharmacistsDay: ACPN Canvasses Proper Positioning of Pharmacy Practice

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world in celebrating the 2016 World Pharmacists Day, which is usually marked on every September 25, the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN), Lagos State Chapter, has called on all stakeholders in the healthcare sector to begin to work towards practice models, that will ensure and guaranty access to primary healthcare through the window of pharmacy.

PSN President Urges Nigerians to Patronise Pharmacists

Ahmed I. YakasaiThe President, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Ahmed Yakasai, has called on Nigerians to make use of and maximise the expertise of the pharmacists in their communities.
 
He said apart from the fact that pharmacists are able to provide informed advice to patients with minor illnesses and often to those with more chronic conditions and are on established maintenance therapy, their speciality also emphasises their role in health care delivery.

Drug Research as Panacea for Economic Development

drug2THE occasion of the 2016 commemoration of the World Pharmacists’ Day (September 25) provides Nigeria yet another opportunity to ponder the progress so far made in the pharmaceutical sector and in the spirit of the injunction of President Buhari to “think outside the box,” examine the opportunities that the pharmaceutical sector can possibly avail an ailing economy like ours.
 
We will attempt to do so in this article by beaming our searchlight at that long-abandoned aspect of our lives: research and development, specifically pharmaceutical research and development.

Hypertension drugs counter leading cause of mortality in malaria patients

Adding a popular high blood pressure drug to standard malaria treatment more than tripled the survival rate of infected mice. That is the finding of a study led by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center and published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

Malaria is a mosquito-borne infection where a bite passes a parasite into the bloodstream. Eliminated from the United States in the 1950s, the disease still kills hundreds of thousands each year, mostly children in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Governor to adopt telemedicine to tackle medical tourism, manpower gap

Isaac AdewoleTo bridge the manpower gap in the health sector and reduce medical tourism, the Federal Government yesterday announced plans to adopt the use of telemedicine. This, according to government, would further expand the nation’s ability to provide what it described as excellent medical service through e-health support.

Experts say telemedicine allows health care professionals to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients in remote locations using telecommunications technology. It also allows patients to access medical services quickly without traveling overseas.

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