90th PSN National Conference
Countdown to the 90th Annual National PSN Conference, "Abia State 2017"
Abia State 2017, location for the 90th PSN National Conference
PSN President Pharm Yakassai receiving an award at DUPHAT 2017 Dubai
The current Duphat 2017 in Dubai saw the PSN president presenting a paper on the topic "REVIEW OF THE IMPACT OF MOBILE AUTHENTICATION SYSTEM (MAS) IN THE FIGHT AGAINST FAKE AND COUNTERFEIT MEDICINES IN NIGERIA-COMMUNITY PHARMACISTS AND MANUFACTURERS' PERSPECTIVES
DUPHAT 2017 Events
The PSN President with various delegates at the Duphat 2017 Dubai Conference.
At one of the Exhibitors at the DUPHAT 2017 Dubai Confernece
Pharm Yakasai with one of the Exhibitors at the DUBAI DUPHAT 2017 Conferences.
DUPHAT 2017 DUBAI
Pictures from Dubai DUPHAT 2017
Pharm Ahmed Yakasai with his award at DUPHAT 2017
Certificate of participation at DUPHAT 2017 Dubai
The President of Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Prof Ahmed Yakasai, has picked holes in the claim by the Senate that about 42 antimalarial drugs banned by the European Union (EU) were still in circulation at the Nigerian market. Speaking with LEADERSHIP Sunday at the weekend, the PSN president said the drugs being listed as banned were mono therapy drugs, which Nigeria no more uses.
Obi was speaking on the theme: “Weathering the Storm of Economic Downturn: Now and Beyond,” at the 2017 Annual Dinner of the Board of Fellows of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria held at NICON Luxury Hotel, Abuja A former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has commended Nigerian pharmacists for their efforts and contributions towards the health of the country, but encouraged them to do more towards achieving self-sufficiency in the manufacture of drugs.
Pharmacists in the country under the aegis of Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria(ACPN), have raised the alarm over what they described as high level of drug abuse in the country which they say was responsible for the increase in liver and kidney diseases affecting many Nigerians nowadays. Hence, they want the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), and the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria ( PCN) , to urgently overhaul the drug distribution system through proper drug regulation as the high level of drug abuse in Nigeria was no longer acceptable.
IN its bid to rid the country of quackery and unwholesome practices, and to establish standards in all areas of pharmacy practice, the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria, PCN, has deployed eight teams of seasoned inspectors to five geopolitical zones. Disclosing the move to Good Health Weekly in Abuja, the Public Relations Officer of the PCN, Pharm Peter Iliya Ndirpaya, said the move would ensure provision of quality pharmaceutical services as well as safe, affordable and efficacious medicines for Nigerians.
A Lagos State High Court has ordered that The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to pay a fine of 2 million naira for approving Sprite and Fanta, products of the Nigeria Bottling Company (NBC). The court also dismissed NBC’s application filed before the court seeking a stay of execution of the judgement where it was asked to include on its label a warning to consumers against taking Sprite and Fanta with Vitamin C.
Generic Drugs Review
According to IMS Health, by 2020 it projects annual use of medicine will hit 4.5 Trillion doses, up by 24 percent. More than half of world's population, which is expected to exceed 7.6 billion in 2020 will be taking more than one medicine dose per day! http://health.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/pharma/generic-vs-brand-laudable-effort-but-must-engage-all-stakeholders-dr-sanjiv-kumar/58565472
Pharm. Ahmed I Yakasai, President, PSN
Press Release - Global Conference on Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Education,held in Nanjing in China, November 2016
Press Release - Pharmacists and Scientists can take the lead in reducing the environmental impact of medicines, FIP says. click to read more
FIP Statement of Policy Environmentally Sustainable Pharmacy Practice: Green Pharmacy
Preview of the programme; 76th FIP Congress click to read more:
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