Increasing reliance on local drugs
The newly elected President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa, has pledged among other things to ensure that the increased reliance on local production of drugs as enshrined in the national health and drug policies are pursued determinedly to help promote national security and create more jobs for pharmacists in the…
PSN warns against importation of drugs
The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has warned that the country is doomed and open to biological weapon attack if it continues to depend on imported drugs.
Tackling contaminated medicines, drug insecurity
In recent times, Nigeria and indeed the rest of the developing world have been enmeshed with stories of contaminated and adulterated medicines...
Drugs made from foetuses, infants’ flesh: NAFDAC to conduct surveillance at ports, local markets
The National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has put its Ports Inspection Directorate and all ports and borders...
APBN, PSN chart ways to promote professional harmony in sector
Towards resolving the age-long rivalry among health professional in the country, the Association of Professional Bodies (APBN) has solicited support of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) to end the conflict for the well being of the patients. The APBN president, Dr Idris Omede who led his members on a friendly visit to the president…
Why nation’s health sector continues to falter, by experts
The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has advanced reasons why the country’s health sector continues to falter after 58 years of independence.It charged the Federal Government to implement effective prescription policies to ensure that healthcare practitioners engage in ethical practices.
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.
‘Antimalarial, antibiotics, most falsified drugs in developing countries’
A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has revealed that antimalarial and antibiotics are medicines most commonly sold in substandard or falsified conditions in developing countries.
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.