PSN Restates Commitment to Safe, Affordable Drugs
During a visit to the Emir of Minna, Alhaji (Dr) Umar Farouk Bahago, The President, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Pharm Ahmed Ibrahim Yakasai, disclosed that the profession is committed to the implementation of the National Drug guidelines for save and affordable pharmaceutical products, and stated that the conference was to provide platforms for interface among members, adding that the conference will review and brainstorm on what was trending in the profession globally.
Ahmed stated that the plan was to make the profession more clinical to meet the noble nature of the callings; he disclosed that the plan is to ensure that from next year, it will become Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) at Bachelor of Science BSC levels to make the profession more patients oriented. Also, during a visit to the wife of Niger state governor, Dr Amina Abubakar Bello, Yakasai emphasized the role of Pharmacists in the delivery of health care, hence the theme of the conference, ‘Pharmacists Contribution to the national Health Development’, whereas the PSN is one of the oldest professional bodies in the country. He stated that the body is a noble one and that the body is now 89 years since it was established as a body for professionals in Pharmacy and has been evolving along trending best world practices. The Emir of Minna while responding, said that he was ready to mobilise his domain against fake drugs while asking PSN members to sustain the fight against fake drugs, and He advised the pharmacists to also educate the people on save shelf storage system of drugs that are standard and help to keep the potency of the drugs intact adding that most of the people are ignorant of the save shelf storage mechanism that will not reduce the potency of drugs.