Adekola, Lawal, others drum support for collaborative community pharmacy practice

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Adekola, Lawal, others drum support for collaborative community pharmacy practice
Dr Samuel Adekola

Stakeholders in community pharmacy practice, including the National Chairman, Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria ACPN, Dr Samuel Adekola, Pharm.(Mrs) Folasade Lawal, managing director, Victory Drugs Limited, have said the fuel for the future of community pharmacy practice is collaboration, adding that it is high time to see opportunity in the present abnormal situation of the economy.

 

Lawal, a seasoned speaker, who was one of the lead speakers during the joint session of the ACPN and the Association of the Hospital and Administrative Pharmacists of Nigeria AHAPN, at the ongoing PSN national conference, tagged: “Omoluabi 2020” said it is time the practitioners position themselves in the ‘new normal.

 

According to her, there has been a global paradigm shift in pharmacy practice with the community pharmacists not left behind, adding that pharmacy practice has moved from product focused to patient focused, and has catapulted clinical pharmacy practice to the fore, especially in the hospital.

Adekola, Lawal, others drum support for collaborative community pharmacy practice
Pharm. (Mrs) Folasade Olufunke Lawal, and Dr Samuel Adekola at the joint session.

 

Stakeholders in community pharmacy practice, including the National Chairman, Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria ACPN, Dr Samuel Adekola, Pharm. Mrs Folasade Lawal, managing director, Victory Drugs Limited, have said the fuel for the future of community pharmacy practice is collaboration, adding that it is high time to see opportunity in the present abnormal situation of the economy.

 

Lawal, a seasoned speaker, who was one of the lead speakers during the joint session of the ACPN and the Association of the Hospital and Administrative Pharmacists of Nigeria AHAPN, at the ongoing PSN national conference, tagged: “Omoluabi 2020” said it is time the practitioners position themselves in the ‘new normal.

 

According to her, there has been a global paradigm shift in pharmacy practice with the community pharmacists not left behind, adding that pharmacy practice has moved from product focused to patient focused, and has catapulted clinical pharmacy practice to the fore, especially in the hospital.

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She continued:” Clinical pharmacy practice in community practice has no choice but to revolutionize itself in the face of the global lockdown necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. An abnormal situation becoming normal”.

 

Speaking in the same vein, Pharm. Adekola noted that collaboration determines the future of every business, adding that the association intends to have community pharmacies transgenerate their initial owners.

 

It is worrisome that it is difficult to see many community pharmacies celebrating 20th to 30th anniversary in the country or even exist for 10 years after the death of the original owner, this is not ideal, it is not normal and there should be a solution to it, hence our vision for transgenerational community pharmacy.

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