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You don’t know the active ingredient but you know the brand names like Flagyl and Septrin. You also know ampicillin, cloxacilin, tetracycline. You buy them off the counter and pop them for any medical condition from a running stomach to cold. You might feel some relief or believe you do. But have you noticed the drugs that seemed to work previously no longer worked quite as well the last time?
About 400 residents of Ikorodu in Lagos State received free diabetes screening on Thursday in commemoration of this year’s World Diabetes Day. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the screening, which took place at Ikorodu General Hospital, was organised by Megacare Pharmacy in collaboration with Diabetes Association of Nigeria (DAN).November 14 is World Diabetes Day set aside globally to raise awareness on diabetes mellitus.
The Senate yesterday urged the Federal Ministry of Health to procure effective antimalarial drugs and supply them free of charge to all public health facilities across the country. The resolution followed a motion sponsored by Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso (APC, Kano) on the upsurge in malaria cases in the country. The Senate also urged the Federal Government to sensitise Nigerians on how to take appropriate and effective malaria preventive and treatment measures.
United States based pharmacist, Dr. Christian Ike, has posited that it is difficult for pharmacists in standard practice especially at initial startup to break even in the midst of ubiquitous Patent Medicine Vendors (PMV). Ike said that under this scenario, pharmacists should be consistent with high standard and establish trust that would gradually lure the patients from the PMV towards seeing the need to get well with the right medication and thus start patronizing the pharmacies despite the apparent higher cost than the PMV.
Experts have called for the adoption of newer technologies in Nigeria such as mass serialization and blockchain to reduce the incidence of fake and counterfeit medicines. In blockchain, the company’s strategy is to assign each product as an asset and add them to the blockchain. Each item will be given a unique number (hash) that will be verified through the company’s blockchain technology.
The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari on the appointment of substantive Director-General/CEO of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC). Buhari had approved the appointment of Prof. (Mrs.) Moji Christianah Adeyeye, a Professor of Pharmaceutics and Drug Product Development and Evaluation at the College of Pharmacy, Roosevelt University in Schaumburg, Illinois.
A landmark, historic event took place in the annals of Nigeria's Pharmaceutical sector and the healthcare industry as a whole with the launching of the PSN Foundation and the inauguration of the Trustees of the PSN Foundation by the Hon. Minister of Health, alongside the President of PSN and the Dep. President of the NMA in the presence of the Emir of Kamo, Lamido Sanusi II (ably represented). Download the Making of the PSN Foundation brochure to know more...