World Tuberculosis Day

Written by Great Emefeke, Pharm.D World Tuberculosis Day, observed on 24 March each year, is designed to build public awareness about the global epidemic of tuberculosis (TB) and efforts to eliminate the disease. The date marks the day in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced that he had discovered the bacterium that causes TB, which opened the …

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How a Pharmacist Helped a Peptic Ulcer Patient

Storytelling is a unique way of communicating vital information that can stick to the memory for a long time. So, the content of this write-up is presented as a story. Read, and enjoy the prose and dialogue. But most importantly, get the main gist — that pharmacists have a key role to play in peptic …

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How To Cope With Menopause

Specially written for every woman. Your body is changing. You can feel it. These days, you hardly sleep well at night. You experience night sweats and hot flushes. You're even beginning to forget things. Could it be memory loss? During the day, you feel exhausted and irritable. Of course, it's expected since you didn't sleep …

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8 Things Sickle Cell Patients Should Avoid

Just like asthmatic patients who are known to seldom or frequently (depending on how well the condition is managed) experience asthmatic attacks, individuals with sickle cell disease experience a crisis too. Sickle cell crisis (also known as vaso-occlusive crisis) is characterized by pain in the hands and feet (especially in children), bones, chest, abdomen, back, …

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Lactose Intolerance

Written by Timothy Okooboh Some people experience stomach upset when they consume milk and other dairy products. This condition known as lactose intolerance is common among adults. Sadly, these people take milk and get ready to endure the stomach discomfort that will follow, while few of them have stopped taking milk entirely. Are these the …

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PATIENTS AND THERAPEUTIC DRUG MONITORING

Written by Timothy Okooboh There are drugs that should not be prescribed without regularly monitoring the patient or drug concentration in the plasma or serum. In this era of pharmaceutical care, these are medications a pharmacist should dispense after ensuring that the patient is under regular monitoring at the health facility the drug was prescribed. …

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An Overview of Drug Abuse

Written by Blessing Ogbomo (PharmD)  "Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism " Carl Jung. Drug abuse  clinically known as substance use disorder, is the indiscriminate use of any chemical substance including cigarettes, inhalants, alcohol and others. -At least 15.3 million persons have drug use …

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