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YakasaiPharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) President, Ahmed Yakasai, has urged Nigerians to avail themselves of the services of pharmacists nationwide.
In a message to commemorate this year’s World Pharmacy Day, he described a pharmacist as an invaluable source of information on medicines and that it is consumers’ right to tap this huge reserve and potential.
The commemoration had as theme: Pharmacists: caring for you.

WorldPharmacistsDay: ACPN Canvasses Proper Positioning of Pharmacy Practice

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world in celebrating the 2016 World Pharmacists Day, which is usually marked on every September 25, the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN), Lagos State Chapter, has called on all stakeholders in the healthcare sector to begin to work towards practice models, that will ensure and guaranty access to primary healthcare through the window of pharmacy.

PSN President Urges Nigerians to Patronise Pharmacists

Ahmed I. YakasaiThe President, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Ahmed Yakasai, has called on Nigerians to make use of and maximise the expertise of the pharmacists in their communities.
He said apart from the fact that pharmacists are able to provide informed advice to patients with minor illnesses and often to those with more chronic conditions and are on established maintenance therapy, their speciality also emphasises their role in health care delivery.

Drug Research as Panacea for Economic Development

drug2THE occasion of the 2016 commemoration of the World Pharmacists’ Day (September 25) provides Nigeria yet another opportunity to ponder the progress so far made in the pharmaceutical sector and in the spirit of the injunction of President Buhari to “think outside the box,” examine the opportunities that the pharmaceutical sector can possibly avail an ailing economy like ours.
We will attempt to do so in this article by beaming our searchlight at that long-abandoned aspect of our lives: research and development, specifically pharmaceutical research and development.

Hypertension drugs counter leading cause of mortality in malaria patients

Adding a popular high blood pressure drug to standard malaria treatment more than tripled the survival rate of infected mice. That is the finding of a study led by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center and published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

Malaria is a mosquito-borne infection where a bite passes a parasite into the bloodstream. Eliminated from the United States in the 1950s, the disease still kills hundreds of thousands each year, mostly children in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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