The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has reiterated that for medicine security, the Federal Government must as a matter of urgency take critical action to implement the National Drug Policy. PSN President, Ahmed Yakasai while briefing newsmen on the 91st national conference of the society holding in Ibadan spoke against the backdrop of recent revelations that some Chinese drugs with human flesh are in circulation. The conference with the theme, “Innovative Disruption in Pharmacy In Emerging Economies: A Roadmap For Nigeria” would be attended by 5000 pharmacists across the country and beyond. The Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON) had confirmed receipt of a letter from South Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety alerting them of the drugs containing “human remains from
As the succession bid for the leadership, nay, presidency of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) heats up, a few intending aspirants have clearly made their intentions known. Thus the vibrancy that is the hallmark of the out-going administration has raised the bar for the next set of leadership that is to emerge in the forthcoming November confab in Ibadan. In this special feature, PHARMATIMES Editor, MORGAN NWANGUMA points out the need for sustained visionary leadership which is also a major challenge awaiting the next President of the body of pharmacists in the land. The job description of the next president of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has been highlighted by the compelling need for sustainability of purposeful leadership, and the incredible achievements t...
From November 13, 2015 when he was elected as the President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) through to this period of handover, Pharm. Ahmed Yakasai has demonstrated that he is a leader of extraordinary standing. In his inaugural speech he unveiled a well thought-out roadmap of what he intended to achieve within the PSN constitutionally allowed 3-year leadership tenure, and he followed his vision meticulously and pragmatically, resulting in the turnaround of the fortunes of the body of pharmacists in Nigeria for good. For a man who inherited a professional body that was at daggers-drawn with the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), he demonstrated his maturity and sense of purpose when he took the honourable path of seeking a solution to the raging acrimony between two sist...
Stakeholders in the Pharmaceutical industry have advised the general public to prioritise to their healthcare and stop craving for daily chores at the detriment of healthy living. The stakeholders, including the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) and National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), made the call at the commemoration of the World Pharmacists Day (WPD), organised by the society in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) report that the WPD is commemorated on Sept. 25 annually and the theme for 2018 is “Pharmacists: Your medicines experts’’. Mrs Bridget Otote, immediate past Chairman, FCT Chapter of the society at a sideline interview with NAN, decried that large number of the populace in the quest for daily living pay less attention to their health
Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) on Tuesday urged members to ensure continuous update of knowledge in order to retain their status and ensure quality healthcare delivery. Mr Jelili Kilani, Chairman FCT Chapter of PSN, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja at a sensitisation programme in Wuse market, “as part of activities to commemorate the World Pharmacists Day (WPD).’’ NAN reports that the WPD is commemorated globally on September 25 and the theme for 2018 is Pharmacists: Your medicines experts.” Kilani emphasised that as pharmacists they needed to continuously update their knowledge, professional development to maintain the level of expertise. According to him, as pharmacists, you must make sure you are up-to-date with what’s happening
President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Pharm. Ahmed Yakasai on Thursday was honoured by the Lagos branch of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria.Pharm. Ahmed Yakasai was decorated with an Appreciation Award for his outstanding support to the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Lagos branch. The president who took to his twitter handle to lauded the branch for such an honour, he wrote: “This is to appreciate all Pharmacists from LAGOS State Branch of PSN for appreciating me.I really enjoy the love, support and understanding of my colleagues in Lagos .Keep it up.” NigerianMedicals
Fake, expired and unwholesome products worth over N464 million, seized from the Northeastern states of Nigeria were, yesterday, destroyed by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in Gombe. Sabo Adamu, the northeast zonal coordinator of NAFDAC, who represented the director general, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, at the destruction site, said the destruction of the drugs was to prevent the devious people involved from making further inventions of such products in the society and also preventing the re-introduction of such products into the society. “The destruction of these products will, no doubt, eliminate the risk of their reintroduction in the Nigerian market,” he said. According to him, “some of the products destroyed include tramadol capsules and tablets,
To ensure quality healthcare delivery in the country, leaders of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) have resolved to put an end to the conflict between both organisations and to work together. The bodies made this decision when Dr. Francis Faduyile, the President, Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), led his executive members on a courtesy visit to the PSN headquarters in Lagos, recently. During the meeting, Faduyile, pledged to work “harmoniously” with the PSN President, Ahmed Yakasi, foster development in the health sector. He said, “The health system in Nigeria cannot move forward if we continue to work in disharmony. It is important for the leaders of both parties to look inwards and plan for the benefit of the patients. “Over the
The Lagos State chapter of Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) yesterday organized an awareness rally against drug abuse for residents. The rally themed, ‘’Threats to drug abuse’’ took off from the popular Allen Avenue and terminated at the Lagos State secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja, where participants paid a thank- you visit to the Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Employment, Pharm (Mrs) Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, for her moral and financial support for the rally. Receiving branded souvenirs and T-shirts from the team, Akinbile-Yussuf, who was represented by one of her aides, Mrs Ronke Omokhodion said that she would always support initiatives that would help tackle and reduce drug abuse and other related issues confronting the pharmaceutical and health sector of the country. Speaking
Leaders of the Nigerian Medical Association and the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria have agreed to put an end to the conflict between both organisations and to work together for the benefit of the health sector. The bodies made this decision during a meeting held on Wednesday at the Pharmacy House in Lagos. The President of the NMA, Dr. Francis Faduyile, pledged to work “harmoniously” with the PSN President, Ahmed Yakasi, foster development in the health sector. He said, “The health system in Nigeria cannot move forward if we continue to work in disharmony. It is important for the leaders of both parties to look inwards and plan for the benefit of the patients. “Over the years we have had many issues that caused a lot of distrust among us. If this continues, it will begin to affect u
The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) yesterday urged states governments to domesticate the new standard treatment guidelines for pneumonia and diarrhoea. PSN also tasked them to ensure steady availability of Amoxicillin Dispersible Tablet and co-pack Zinc-Low Osmolarity Oral Rehydration Salt for childhood pneumonia and diarrhoea in all health facilities at affordable prices. Senior Programme Officer of PSN’s-Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health (PSN-PACFaH) @Scale Project, Dr. Edwin Akpotor made the call in a media chat with reporters in Abuja. According to him, the domestication of the treatment guideline, which has the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended protocol for the management of childhood pneumonia and diarrhoea, would ensure a drastic reduction of
Pharm. Bola Adeniran is the Chairman of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Lagos State Branch. In this interview with PharmaTimes WAIRE EMONEFE, she speaks on the lingering issue of strike actions in the health sector and the reasons behind it. The health sector is in a continuous cycle of strikes. What really is the main reason for these reoccurring strike actions? Thank you very much. What would you expect in a country where there is injustice, lack of equity, and unfairness? A country where people are being treated as animals, in every sector not just the health sector. I would need to give you the history of the whole issue, so that you can appreciate what is being discussed. The people on strike now are in the public service, they are employees of the government. Governme