Don tasks pharmacists on measures to tackle quackery, fake drugs
Vice-Chancellor of the Igbinedion University Okada (IUO), Edo State, Professor Lawrence Ezemonye, yesterday asked the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) to evolve measures capable of tackling quackery
Pharmacists council seals 301 illegal medicine stores in Ondo
Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) has sealed 301 medicine shops dealing in illicit drug in Ondo State, affirming its resolve to stamp out persons violating the National Drug Distribution guidelines.
How to achieve safe, effective medicines for all, by community pharmacists
As part of activities to mark the World Pharmacists Day (WPD), pharmacists under the aegis of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Lagos Chapter, have recommended how Nigeria can achieve safe and effective medicines for all.
Pharmacists, partners intensify awareness against rising drug, substance abuse
As part of moves to combat drug and substance abuse and misuse in Nigeria, all the body of pharmacists in collaboration with regulatory agencies staged a 1000-man sensitisation and awareness road walk to educate and inform the public on the rising menace among youths in the country. The walk, which was organised by the Nigeria…
Pharmacists protest against missing PCN bill, PSN, ACPN seek Buhari’s assent
Pharmacists have shut down operations across the country over the missing Pharmacy Council of Nigeria (PCN) Bill, which the National Assembly has passed to the Presidency. The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) and Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN) directed its members nationwide to stage a peaceful protest and close shops for two hours…
How to increase local drug production in Nigeria
Pharmacists have made recommendations on how to increase local production of essential medicines and boost drug security in the country. Newly elected President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa, and Chairman Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Group of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (PMG-MAN), Dr. Okey Akpa, yesterday, in Lagos, at a press briefing…
Pharmacists, NAFDAC partner against fake drugs
National President of Association of Community Pharmacist of Nigeria (ACPN), Samuel Adekola, has disclosed partnership with the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to tackle fake drugs. He made the call when he led his executives for a thanksgiving at All Christian Fellowship Ministry, FUTA Assembly, Akure after their election in…
Pharmacists to unfold strategies for combating drug abuse
Pharmacists, under the aegis of the Board of Fellow (BoF) of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), have promised to unveil strategies for combating drug abuse at their mid-year meeting scheduled from Tuesday, June 26 to Thursday, June 28, 2018. The pharmacists, at a press briefing in Lagos yesterday, said over 90 per cent of…
Pharmacists want Senate to check rising menace of drug abuse among youths
Pharmacists under the aegis of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) have urged the Nigerian Senate to make appropriate legislations and amendments to existing ones to help check the rising menace of drug abuse among youths in the country. The PSN in its recommendations to the Senate Committee on Drugs and Narcotics and Health at…
Pharmacists’ Council arrests four illegal medicine dealers in Owerri
Determined to stop the proliferation of illegal medicine stores, most of which do not have appropriate storage facilities leading to the deterioration of medicines thus making them unsuitable for human consumption, the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) has arrested four illegal medicine dealers in Owerri, Imo State. Deputy Director Enforcement, PCN, Stephen Esumobi, told journalists…
Bayelsa needs more pharmacists to meet challenges, says BDDC
The Director of Pharmaceutical services, Bayelsa state Drug Distribution Company (BDDC), Okunbriowei Alek, has said that more pharmacists are needed to augment health care delivery in the state.