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Academy Seeks Ethical Standards In Pharmacy


To save the nation’s pharmacy profession from quackery and other fraudulent practices, the Nigeria Academy of Phar­macy (NAPharm) , has called on pharmacists in the country to uphold and ensure high ethical standards in the practice of the profession.

The Academy, inaugurated in June last year, also wants the incoming Minister of Health, to bring harmony among the various professional groups in the health sector, so that there can be peace and progress in the sector.

President of NAPharm , Prince Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi, made the call in Lagos yesterday, during a press briefing on the forthcoming

Investiture of new Fellows of the Academy and NAPharm Lifetime Achievement Award, scheduled to hold on Tuesday, 27th Octo- ber,2015, at Sheraton Hotels and Towers, Ikeja .

Adelusi-Adeluyi who was rep­resented at the briefing by the Vice President of the Academy, Sir Ifeanyi Atueyi, said maintaining ethical standards in the pharmacy profession ,will make the profes­sion a more fulfilling and mean­ingful enterprise not only for phar­macists but also the communities in which they serve.

The President pointed out that NAPharm was networking with similar Academies as well as regulatory bodies and associations within and outside Nigeria to ensure high ethical standards in the practice ofthe profession

Adelusi-Adeluyi noted that the Academy was made up of successful pharmacists who have distinguished themselves in the corporate world, in the academia and public service and have con­tributed significantly to nation building.

Apart from providing expert opinion, the President added that the Academy taught leadership in the education and practice of pharmacy .

According to the Former Min­ister of Health, there would be investiture of 22 new Fellow’s into the Academy during the forth­coming event which will have the Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, as the Special Guest ofHonour.

Adding that the 22 new Fellow’s will be the first set of fellow’s to be admitted into the Academy after its inauguration with 48 Founda­tion Fellow’s in 2014.

Adelusi-Adeluyi further noted that the Academy would honour the immediate past Chairman of the Independent National Elec­toral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, with the first NA- Pharm Lifetime Achievement Award, for his selfless service and contribution to the stability and progress ofNigeria especially for leading INEC to conduct one of the most credible elections in Ni­geria’s history, even in the face of so many challenge.

He affirmed that several organisations including the Na­tional Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC);Pharmaceutical So­ciety ofNigeria(PSN);Pharmacists Council ofNigeria(PCN); the As­sociation of Nigerian Representa­tives of Overseas Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (NIROPHARM); Pharmaceutical among others groups have been invited in the investiture, award and annual din­ner event.

Also speaking, Assistant Gen­eral Secretary of NAPharm, Mr. Anthony Akhimien, suggested that the incoming Minister of Health, must prepare his mind to settle the dispute ad disharmony in the health sector, if the sector must witness growth and development as well as peace and progress.


– Angela Onwuzoo

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