A member of the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN) as well as the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Pharm Eberendu Ikechukwu superintends over a pharmacy outfit situated in Ikeja, Lagos; in a chart with Health Editor, MORGAN NWANGUMA, he dissects some of the nagging issues confronting the practice of pharmacy in Nigeria. Recently the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) Disciplinary Tribunal commenced a massive clampdown on erring members of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria; what is your reaction to this move? It is a good thing that they want to sanitise the practice of pharmacy in the country, but there are a lot more important things to be done other than hounding members. Like for instance there are a number of non-professionals that are gate-cra
USAID-funded PQM provides technical support to NAFDAC, drug industries on quality assurance, security of medicines supply chain Plans to make Nigeria major pharmaceutical hub for Africa *Why generator fumes are linked to rising cases of cancer, sudden death Dr. Chimezie Anyakora is the Chief of Party for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded programme, promoting the Quality of Medicines programme (PQM), which is implemented by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) through a cooperative agreement with USAID. With the USAID support, PQM is working to strengthen health systems in 35 countries across the world. Anyakora in an interview said the PQM programme is providing technical assistance and support to the National Agency for Food Drug Administratio...
Killing Local Drug Production, Local Industry can meet national drug needs Dr. Steve Onya is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director of Chi Pharmaceuticals Limited, and member - Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Group of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (PMG-MAN). Onya, a pharmacist, is also a public health consultant to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) malaria projects and the President of African Health Solution, with Headquarter in California, United States. Onya is also a Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (FPSN) and Chairman, Malaria Summit Group. In this interview with Journalists he said new policies introduced by the federal government including the National Drug Distribution Guidelines (NDDG) and Common Exter
SWISS PHARMA, India is a WHO certified pharmaceutical organisation, with over 26 years of manufacturing experience. With global presence in 22 countries spread across five continents, they provide a wide range of speciality products with the expertise of formulating a full range of more than 550, including Oral Solids & Sterile Preparations. Recently the Managing Director Mr. Darshan Shah was in the country on a courtesy visit to friends, and associates in the pharmaceutical industry. Here in a chart with the crew of Pharma Times, the Editor - MORGAN NWANGUMA and Staff Reporter – VICTORIA HARUNA, he paints a vivid picture of his company’s partnering approach to doing business with Nigerians. What business brings you to Nigeria?