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Day: June 17, 2019

Delay in PCN Bill and the Changing Prowess of Drug Fakers and Adulterators

Delay in PCN Bill and the Changing Prowess of Drug Fakers and Adulterators

NEWS
The mass solidarity move to protest what it termed the ‘Delay of Presidential Assent to, and Loss of Passed Pharmacy Council of Nigeria Bill that took place early May was as it were, a warning shot to the government and a piece of sensitisation for the general public. The two hour nationwide industrial action was strictly carried out by the community pharmacists in the land owing to the fact that they are the ones in the frontline – working directly and interfacing with the end users of pharmaceutical products. Is there anything beyond sending a message to the government or is there a possibility of a complete downing of tools by pharmacists in the entire pharmaceutical healthcare sub-sector if the bill finally does not see the light of day? No, not necessarily. According to Pharm. Obide
Hold Up! No, A Pap-Smear Test Is  Not A Test For Akamu!

Hold Up! No, A Pap-Smear Test Is Not A Test For Akamu!

NEWS, Women's health
The very first time I ever came across the medical test called the PAP SMEAR TEST, I sincerely thought that it was a test for determining the degree of goodness of Pap (you know, how safe for consumption that edible corn paste which thickens after it is allowed to cook in boiled water for few seconds is) popularly known as ‘Akamu’ in local parlance, but how wrong I was! So laughable! I got to discover how much in error I was months later after stumbling on a topic that dwelt on Pap Smear Tests while reading a medical piece, and the need for women to get this test done so they can be safe from the demerits the lack of it might be posing. I was made to understand that part of women’s health and how much of a serious matter it is, as well as the exact categories of women who should
Communicating with parents  and involving children in medicines optimisation

Communicating with parents and involving children in medicines optimisation

Children's Health, NEWS
Although children take responsibility for taking their medications at different ages, involving parents, and where possible, children in decision making, is key to medicines optimisation, experts are saying today. Children are a complex group of patients, not only because of their differences in drug handling; they are also at greater risk of medication errors. Children and young people use accident and emergency (A&E) services more frequently than adults, and recurrent emergency admissions are common, especially for children with chronic conditions such as asthma and epilepsy. In 2015–2016, ten conditions accounted for 42% of all emergency admissions for children and young people in the UK, with the top three being viral infections, acute bronchitis and other upper respirato