The President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Sam Ohuabunwa, has called on the Presidency to sign the new Pharmacy Council of Nigeria Bill into law to strengthen action against illegal proprietors of patent medicine stores across the country. Ohuabunwa spoke with our correspondent in response to the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on the Elimination of Drug Abuse, Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (retd)’s claim that only 58,000 patent medicine operators were registered with the Federal Government across the country. Speaking during the presentation of the report of the first-ever national survey on drug use in Nigeria in Abuja, Marwa said that more than 1 million patent stores were operating illegally in the country. He said, “The pharmaceutical industry compris
President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, PSN, Pharm. Ahmed Yakasai has urged Nigeria government to prevent death of under five children from pneumonia and diarrhea through access to life saving drugs. Yakasai who made the appeal during PSN-Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health at Scale, PACFaH@Scale courtesy visit to the Director General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, said that not less than 854,000 of the 7,028,000 annual live-births in Nigeria die before their fifth birthday due to poor access to life-saving drugs. “Out of this figure, about 196,420 are caused by pneumonia and diarrhea which are the 2nd & 3rd single causes of under-five deaths in Nigeria. Mainstreaming the use
Come Wednesday the 27th of June, the Board of Fellows of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) prepares to honour a collection of deserving Awardees. This event according to the organisers will be part of an Annual Dinner scheduled for the prestigious Sheraton Hotels and Suites, Ikeja – Lagos.
The ACPN IDEA (Ipaja, Dopemu, Egbeda and Akowonjo) zone has once again shown themselves as the pacesetters in the state as they held their 10th Annual Pharmaceutical and Business Seminar/ Workshop on Thursday, 21 June. The event which took place at an event centre in the zone was graced by many dignitaries in the pharmaceutical industry including Pharm. Charles Ajibo, who is the Country Director and General Manager of Merck in Nigeria; he was also the chairman of the occasion. Other dignitaries at the event were: Pharm. Adeniran B.O.F Chairman, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Lagos State Chapter; Pharm. Obideyi Benedict, Chairman ACPN Lagos State Chapter; Pharm. Deji Osinoiki, the Father of the Day; Pharm. Abimbola Adebakin, CEO Advantage Health Care, who was also a resource person at ...
As ACPN inaugurates new secretariat to boost pharmaceutical practice in communities The President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, (PSN), Ahmed I. Yakasai, has emphasised on adoption and implementation of the prescription policy to effectively rid the country of the menace of drug abuse. He made the submission during the commissioning of the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria, (ACPN) new National Secretariat in Ikeja, Lagos at the weekend. Yakasai said although the Senate has developed two draft bills for legislation to tackle the increasing drug abuse in the country, that is, the National Drug Control Bill, which according to him seeks interagency collaboration and the mental health bill, that focuses on psychological issues from these drug abuse, there is need fo...
The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) on Tuesday commended the Senate for providing one percent allocation of the Consolidated Revenue Fund as basic health fund in the 2018 budgetary allocation to the health sector. PSN specifically commended the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki for keeping to his promise on the fund which is a provision of the National Health Act 2014. In a statement signed by the PSN President, Ahmed Yakasai, the society enumerated the various merits of the fund, saying it would improve health, reduce poverty, create jobs, drive economic growth by healthy citizens and prevent epidemics. It commended the lawmakers for providing N57bn in this year’s budget as provided by the National Health Act 2014 which was passed in 2014 but not “fully implemented till date”
The President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Ahmed Yakasai has enjoined practitioners in the sector to embrace integrity and demonstrate leadership through community service. He made the call while inaugurating the committee that would administer this year’s May and Baker Professional Service Awards for the 90th Annual National Conference of PSN, slated for November in Abia State. A statement from May and Baker said Yakasai commissioned Maureen Ebigbeyi, Director, Ports Inspection Directorate, National Agency for the Control of Foods and Drugs (NAFDAC) to pilot the affairs of the body. Daily Trust news
The Chairman Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Borno state, Dr Jamilu Muazu has said that his members on routine inspection to hunt down fake drugs have been threatened with guns in Maiduguri. The chairman also a Don in the University of Maiduguri said that insurgency and that singular threat to the lives of members some years ago actually brought back the hand of the clock in the fight against fake and substandard drugs in the state. But was shocked to hear that a drug seller could try such daring act when the task force had gone to the popular drug market in Maiduguri near customs area of the town to inspect his shop. They had hardly settled down to business when the merchants of death brought out a gun and dared the team to audit their stock of fake drugs. Since then als...
In an effort to improve healthcare services to patients through effective collaboration, consultation and cooperation among the various professional groups in the health sector, the Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy (NAPharm), in partnership with the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) is organising a Symposium to promote teamwork in the sector. The overall objective of the Symposium which will hold on May 11,2017, at the University of Lagos , is to harmaonise the services of healthcare personnel and improve on their relationship in order to satisfy the total health needs of patients. The theme of the Symposium is “Health of the Nation: The Imperative of Interprofessional Collaboration” while the Former Minister of Health, Prof. Eyitayo Lambo will be the keynote speaker . According to Pre
We will encourage local herbal medicine production - Govt Recently a high powered delegation of the PSN members lead by its President - Pharm. Ahmed I. Yakasai, were at the Presidential Villa, Abuja to meet with President, Muhammadu Buhari. Acompanying the President to receive the visitors were the Hon. Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, and the Permanent Secretary FMOH, etc. In his opening remarks the Hon. Minister of Health noted that the Government has actually celebrated the WORLD HEALTH DAY in a very unique way by hosting the two main Professional Health Groups namely the PSN and the NMA. While thanking the President for receiving its members, the PSN leadership recognised the efforts of the present government in “repositioning and steering the ship of Nigeria in the right d