Pharmacist: A Primary Healthcare Provider.

(World Pharmacist Day 25th September 2020) Primary healthcare can be described as a patient’s first contact point in the health care system. As such, pharmacists are an important part of primary health care because they are the most easily accessible in the community. the position of the pharmacist extends beyond the traditional product-oriented role ofContinue reading “Pharmacist: A Primary Healthcare Provider.”

Prescription Drugs Misuses

Globally, prescription drug diversion and misuse is a growing public health issue and its impact is associated with a high risk of poor healthcare outcomes, increased hospitalization and higher death rates. Misuse of prescription drugs means taking a medication in a manner or dose other than prescribed; taking someone else’s prescription, even if for aContinue reading “Prescription Drugs Misuses”


Introduction Thanks to the evolution of medicine and the advancement in pharmacotherapy, a lot of diseases has become a history, while those still lingering around, their severity and situated risk have been greatly reduced, but as the saying goes; “Every rose has a thorn,” so do the Pharmaceutical drugs. A drug is a blessing to humanity,Continue reading “Ecopharmacovigilance”

World Hepatitis Day 2020

World Hepatitis Day is commemorated on 28th July Every year to raise awareness of viral hepatitis, a liver inflammatory disease that causes a series of health problems, including liver cancer.  This year’s theme is “Hepatitis-free future.” It is therefore, more essential to know the nature, prevention and treatment of these viral diseases.  Viral hepatitis remainsContinue reading “World Hepatitis Day 2020”

The pharmacovigilance processes

The basic component of Pharmacovigilance processes is summarized below. Data generation; Data generation is the first stage in pharmacovigilance in which data is sourced from spontaneous reporting or mandatory reporting 1-Spontaneous reporting.  The most common form of adverse drug reaction reporting. Healthcare professionals identify and report any suspected adverse drug reaction to their national pharmacovigilanceContinue reading “The pharmacovigilance processes”

Pharmacovigilance and its significance in healthcare.

Pharmacovigilance (PV), also known as drug safety, is the pharmacological science that is related to the detection, collections, assessment, monitoring, and prevention of adverse drug effects with pharmaceutical products or any drug-related problem. The word “pharmacovigilance” is derived from two Greek words; Pharmakon (for drug) and Vigilare (to keep watch). As such, pharmacovigilance heavily focusesContinue reading “Pharmacovigilance and its significance in healthcare.”

Role of pharmacovigilance in the fight against drug abuse.

Drug abuse and illicit trafficking are no doubt one of the major public health-related issues that are constantly present in our society. According to the research drug use is directly or indirectly responsible for 11.8 million deaths each year. With so many forms of drug abuse and substances of abuse, this article focus on prescriptionContinue reading “Role of pharmacovigilance in the fight against drug abuse.”

Theme for the 2020 International day for drug abuse…

The theme for the 2020 International day Against drug abuse and illicit trafficking according to the UN is “Better Knowledge for better care” which emphasizes the need to improve the understanding of the world drug problem and how in turn, better knowledge will foster greater international cooperation for countering its impact on health, governance andContinue reading “Theme for the 2020 International day for drug abuse…”

Fight against drug abuse..

𝑨𝒔 𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒏𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒍 𝒅𝒂𝒚 𝒐𝒇 𝒂𝒈𝒂𝒊𝒏𝒔𝒕 𝒅𝒓𝒖𝒈 𝒂𝒃𝒖𝒔𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒊𝒍𝒍𝒊𝒄𝒊𝒕 𝒖𝒔𝒆 𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒇𝒇𝒊𝒄𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒈 (26𝑻𝑯 𝑱𝒖𝒏𝒆, 2020) is fast approaching, it’s time to rethink, re-strategize and come together to find an effective way to put an end to this menace, especially in this unprecedented times. Have you got an article on drug abuse, misuse, and ways to eradicateContinue reading “Fight against drug abuse..”