Nigeria must pay attention to peculiar health issues, says leading Pharmacist Akinkugbe
Chief Oludolapo Ibukun Akinkugbe, CFR can be regarded as the doyen of pharmaceutical practice in Nigeria having qualified as a pharmacist from the School of Pharmacy in Yaba in 1949. For his pioneering and entrepreneurial trailblazing efforts in the nation’s pharmaceutical manufacturing sector, as the pioneer General Secretary of the defunct Nigerian Union of Pharmacists…
PSN seeks creation of rehabilitation centres to stem drug abuse effect
The Lagos state chapter of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has urged the Federal Government (FG) to establish six national rehabilitation centres across the six geo-political zones of the country in order to stem the effect of drug abuse.
Commissioner urges FG to prioritise healthcare as security issue
The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris has charged the Federal Government to place healthcare as security issue.He said the nation’s healthcare system is currently in chaos and ineffective, with its global level being a major concern as Nigeria is rated very low in public health.
PSN seeks media participation to curb drug abuse
To mark International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking and improve quality of drug abuse reporting, the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has partnered the media so as to curtail the adverse effect associated with substance abuse.
Fed Government warns manufacturers against substandard drugs
The Federal Government has cautioned manufacturers against producing substandard drugs to curb addiction and drug-related issues in the country.
Combating codeine abuse
The decision of the Federal Government to ban syrups containing codeine is one decisive step towards stemming the phenomenal and widespread abuse of that and many other drugs by Nigerians.
PSN hails creation of consultant pharmacist cadre in Lagos’ schemes of service
Pharmacists under the aegis of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) Lagos State Chapter have hailed the release of circular on the creation of the Consultant Pharmacist in schemes of service in the State even as they called for speedy implementation.
Weak regulatory agencies led to drug abuse crisis
The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) and the Nigeria Representative of Overseas Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (NIROPHARM) have blamed weak regulatory control and extremely poor funding of regulatory agencies for the ongoing drug abuse crisis in the country.
Weak control, poor funding of regulatory agencies have led to drug abuse crisis
The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) and the Nigeria Representative of Overseas Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (NIROPHARM) have blamed weak regulatory control and extremely poor funding of regulatory agencies for the ongoing drug abuse crisis in the country. Immediate Past President of PSN and member of the Executive Council of the Society, Olumide Akintayo, yesterday told The…