Pharmaceuticals Society of Zambia successfully holds 2nd Annual Pharmacy Research Conference

Pharmaceuticals Society of Zambia successfully holds 2nd Annual Pharmacy Research Conference »

15 Aug, 2015
News

THE Pharmaceuticals Society of Zambia (PSZ) has successfully held its second Annual Pharmacy Research Conference under the theme ‘Strengthening the role of Pharmacy in improving quality health services through research.’ Speaking during the conference which was held at Lusaka’s Cresta Golf View Hotel yesterday, PSZ President Liyoka Liyoka expressed happiness at the support and commitment shown by Pharmacists and Medical practitioners towards the activities of the Society.

Beware of uncertified medicine – Pharmaceutical Regulatory Authority

Beware of uncertified medicine – Pharmaceutical Regulatory Authority »

18 Apr, 2014
Business

THE Pharmaceutical Regulatory Authority (PRA) has urged the general public to beware of uncertified medicine on the Zambian market as they pose a danger to their health. In an interview with the Lusaka Star, PRA Public Relations Officer Ludovic Mwape said all medicines that were packaged in a conventional manner such as syrups and tablets had to be certified before they could be put on the market.

Safer Anti-HIV drugs to replace Stavudine

Safer Anti-HIV drugs to replace Stavudine »

5 Apr, 2013
Features

THE move by the Ministry of Health to phase out a first line drug for HIV (Stavudine) and replace it with safer and better tolerated drugs, Tenofovir and Zidovine, is a good gesture that has come too late. The withdrawal of Stavudine from the antiretroviral treatment programme has come 10 years after it was introduced and obviously hundreds, if not thousands, have since suffered its chronic side effects.

Safer Anti-HIV drug to replace Stavudine

Safer Anti-HIV drug to replace Stavudine »

5 Apr, 2013
Features

THE move by the Ministry of Health to phase out a first line drug against HIV(Stavudine) with the plans to introduce a more safer and more better tolerated Tenovir and Zidovine is a good gesture that has come too late. The withdrawal of this drug form antiretroviral treatment programme has been received with mixed feelings from a cross-section of society. The move has 10 years after the introduction of Stavudine and obviously hundreds if not thousands have since perished due to its chronic effects that are often irreplaceable.

SI on alcohol is still weak »

5 Nov, 2012
News

ZAMBIA Network Against the Harmful use of Alcohol (ZNAHA) says the current Statutory Instrument (SI) on alcohol trading hours is weak and needs further revision. According to ZNAHA spokesperson Jonas Ngulube, the SI is not strong enough to protect citizens from alcohol abuse. The new SI No 64 signed by Minister of Local Government and Housing Emerine Kabanshi on September 25, 2012, states that the permitted hours of trading for bars and bottle stores is from 10:00 hours to 22:00 hours.