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Day: July 9, 2019

As Pharmacists seek Inclusion  in Administration of  Drugs via Parenteral Routes

As Pharmacists seek Inclusion in Administration of Drugs via Parenteral Routes

Editorial Opinion, NEWS
The push for inject-able medication administration beyond immunization has increased and the momentum is building within the pharmacy profession across the world. This perhaps explains why pharmacists in Nigeria recently brought the idea on the front burner of professional discuss. The New Pharma Frontier, a social media platform of Licensed Nigerian Pharmacists for purposes of interaction on matters that affect their profession and career came alive recently when contributors to the topic “The Administration of Drugs via Parenteral Routes by Nigerian Pharmacists,” bared their minds with patriotic zest. No doubt the practice of pharmacy and the scope of pharmacy practice across the world have evolved significantly; the evolution according to experts has been driven by escalating costs in
Scientists cure lab mice of deafness with gene-editing technique – paving for human treatment

Scientists cure lab mice of deafness with gene-editing technique – paving for human treatment

NEWS
Gene-editing: Scientists cure lab mice of deafness, paving for human treatment Scientists have cured lab mice of deafness using a radical new gene-editing technique thereby paving way for such technique in humans. The breakthrough, reported in Nature Medicine, has the potential to change the lives of the millions of people who live with hearing loss. The research team at Harvard Medical School ‘snipped’ a mutation out of the DNA, of Beethoven Mice – engineered to have the same hearing loss condition as the composer. They were able to hear six months after. To do so, they used a new version of CRISPR Cas-9 gene-editing which acts like a pair of ‘molecular scissors’ to find faulty proteins and remove them, before inserting a healthy version, Mail Online reports. The team also tested t
Self-medication, abuse of pain killers can damage kidney – Pharmacist

Self-medication, abuse of pain killers can damage kidney – Pharmacist

NEWS
She also said that self-medication was responsible for the cases of drug resistance in the society, adding that most people who indulged in the practice either failed to adhere to the number of days to take the drugs or failed to take them as and when due. The pharmacist cautioned people who indulged in self-medication to desist from it, saying the act was highly detrimental to their health. She also said that diseases such as hypertension and diabetes if not managed or poorly managed could also lead to damage of the kidney. She advised individuals with family history of kidney diseases to ensure that they went for regular kidney function tests as kidney diseases could also be hereditary. Okunola also advised that people should inculcate the habit of checking their blood sug...