Irrational drug use: When we die not of diseases but from medications

Irrational drug use

For some days now, news of a teenage girl, Amina Ibrahim, who died of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, has become the talk of medical parlance, and of national concern. The poor girl ended up a consumed prey of this rare medical condition after being attended to, for cold and cough, by a quack chemist who, shortly after Amina was terribly down with this condition More...

by Titilope OMOTOSHO | Published 5 months ago
L-R: Pharm. Paul Enebeli, board member of  NAFDAC, Dr. Paul Orhi, DG, NAFDAC, and Dr. Lolu Ojo, national chairman, Association of Industrial Pharmacists of Nigeria (AIPN), during the Town Hall Meeting between NAFDAC and the Pharmacy Community, organised by AIPN, held at LCCI building, Ikeja, Lagos, recently.
By Adebayo Oladejo On Monday, August 11th, 2014

ACPN-NAFDAC partnership working – Orhii

Director General of the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Dr Paul Orhii, has expressed satisfaction with the on-going collaboration between the agency and the Association of Community More...

By admin On Monday, May 12th, 2014

MedXGuide (Ways To Good Health)

This handbook focuses mainly on some ways to good health through healthcare delivery facilities and interventions. Such facilities like hospitals, clinics, medical centres and community pharmacies provide access More...

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By admin On Friday, March 28th, 2014

PMG-MAN alarmed over rate of drug importation

(By Temitope Obayendo)   Chairman of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Group of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (PMG-MAN), Chief Bunmi Olaopa, has disclosed that for local manufacturing of drugs in More...

By admin On Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Enjoying the benefits of CDDDP

(By Yusuff Moshood) In 2011, the University of Ibadan won a grant from the MacArthur Foundation’s Africa Higher Education Initiative and used it to establish a Centre for Drug Discovery Development and Production More...

By admin On Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Experts advocate safe medicine use at INSUM forum

(By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis) Eminent pharmacists, health officials and stakeholders in the health care sector recently converged to discuss ways to curb arbitrary use of medicines in the country. The inaugural More...

Pharm. Okwor Azubike
By admin On Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Make drugs accessible to Nigerians, Okwor urges FG

(By Adebayo Oladejo)                                                                                                          Immediate past president of the More...