Its about time we did same in Ghana.
Worried by indiscriminate setting up of medicine stores across the country, the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria, ACPN, has threatened to sanction pharmacy outlets that fail to procure and mount the new neon sign bearing the Community Pharmacy Rx emblem as from October 1, 2013.
Issuing the warning in Lagos, National Chairman, ACPN, Olufemi Ismail Adebayo alerted that there have been increasing reports of unregistered outlets in the communities, thereby endangering the lives of innocent Nigerians.
Adebayo explained that the Rx sign is a symbol with which the general public is guaranteed where quality medicine products and excellent professional pharmaceutical care and services are provided.
According to him, the public should watch out for this sign with great attention now before patronising any medicine premises.
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The Netherlands are to close down about 8 prisons across their country due to lack (or rather very low level) of crime in the country. Upon hearing this I couldnt help but wonder how possible could it be that a whole nation could boast of such an amazing achievement.
Firstly, I think such a feat is worthy of enormous praise that should be graciously directed to the Dutch government. However, I did some little research and found out some very interesting facts that has helped create this dutch “Semi-utopia”.
1: 51.3% of dutch people are Irreligious. A term many hypocritical “holier-than-thou” nigerians would love to hastily refer to as pagans. 24.6% are Roman Catholics; 14.8% are Protestants; 5.5% are Islamic; And 3.8% worship under various other religious groups. I do not intend to implant any ideas that there is no God or aethism is the way forward, in fact I…
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On 17th May, 2006 the European Parliament and the Council adopted the Regulations on ‘compulsory licensing of patents relating to the manufacture of pharmaceutical products for export to countries with public health problems’ aiming to solve public health problems of the least developed and developing countries and to set a reasonable price for the good and safe medicine. In fact, the compulsory licensing is a distinctive feature of the patent’s protection and is included into the Agreement of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights.
Compulsory licensing enables others to use patented pharmaceutical products without their holders’ permission. Yet, this does not suggest that holder’s rights of a patent are somewhat restricted. On the contrary, they have the full rights of their…
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