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Pharmaceutical society begins fresh registration procedure for pharmacists

OBA of LagosThe Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has informed all pharmacists and pharmaceutical companies that arrangements have been concluded with the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) to facilitate a smooth registration season in 2017.

President PSN, Ahmed I. Yakasai, in a statement said this is particularly key to achieving a faster pace of licensure of practitioners and pharmacy facilities to ensure that the tenets of Good Pharmacy Practice (GPP) are entrenched for consumers of health in Nigeria. Yakasai said in 2017 the procedures will entail that all pharmacists and pharmaceutical companies fulfill the protocols of regularizing their membership of PSN following which they would be issued clearance certificates by the respective state branches.

Egypt increases prices of some medicines after currency plunge

Anti malaria drugsgypt will raise prices for a number of medicines after months of negotiations with pharmaceutical companies hurt by dollar shortages and a weakening currency, Health Minister Ahmed Rady said.
 
He said that the rises apply to 15 per cent of domestically manufactured medicines. Also to 20 per cent of imported medicines, he said, adding that the increases will cover 30-50 per cent of the value of the depreciation of the Egyptian pound.

Pharmacists Sanitise Drug Markets For Consumers Of Health

An aspect of health care provision raising concerns among stakeholders is counterfeit drugs which have been blamed for high mortality in the country.

Determined to curb the danger it poses to health, pharmacists under the auspices of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, PSN, have stepped up activities to ensure that registered premises only sell and dispense drugs in the country.

Also, the PSN has called on the Federal Government through relevant agencies – the Pharmacy Council of Nigeria, PCN and the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, to enforce all pharmacy and drug laws in the months ahead.

NAFDAC Impounds Illicit Drugs In Taraba

nafdac logo 1The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has raided some shops in Jalingo, the Taraba State capital and impounded illicit drugs and other unwholesome products in the state.

The Taraba State coordinator of NAFDAC, Mr Suleiman Muyideen who disclosed this while briefing newsmen yesterday in Jalingo said the prevalence of fake drugs and other food and cosmetic products in the state was totally unacceptable. “The alarming rate of substance abuse and general non compliance with the agency’s enabling laws in the state were  the major reasons for this exercise” he said.

Banned From Importation Into Nigeria: Paracetamol Tablets & Syrups, Cotrimozazole Tablets & Syrups; See Full List of banned Pharmaceuticals

FB IMG 1466423982645There are at least 25 items that have been banned from being imported into Nigeria. The list, circulated by the Finance Ministry on Friday, includes soaps, spaghetti and used fridges.

The ban on the items was put in place by the government in 2016, as part of yearly efforts to control import, but is still in place as no new one has been provided for 2017, Festus Akanbi, spokesperson to the finance minister told PREMIUM TIMES.

PHARMACEUTICAL SOCIETY OF NIGERIA (PSN) ANNOUNCES 2017 REGISTRATION PROCEDURE

The PSN wishes to inform all pharmacists and pharmaceutical companies that arrangements have been concluded with the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) to facilitate a smooth registration season in 2017.

This is particularly key to achieving a faster pace of licensure of practitioners and pharmacy facilities to ensure that the tenets of Good Pharmacy Practice (GPP) are entrenched for consumers of health in Nigeria.

In 2017 the procedures will entail that all pharmacists and pharmaceutical companies fulfill the protocols of regularizing their membership of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) following which they would be issued Clearance Certificates by the respective state branches. Regularisation of membership will include the payment of a compulsory building fee of N5, 000 in line with resolution of the National Council of PSN passed on February 17, 2016. This move becomes necessary in line with Annual General Meeting (AGM) directives that NEC should commence a physical possession of the Pharmacy House at Victoria Island, in Lagos State and swing into action in building all our properties in Lagos and Abuja.

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