A Peculiar Client Walks into a Pharmacy

HBS Pharmacy by Gerald England is licensed under CC-BY-SA 2.0 Yesterday, I had an interesting encounter that unfolded in my pharmacy. I needed to retrieve a tin of expensive baby formula from a high shelf, so I grabbed a two-step ladder. As I climbed up, I couldn't help but feel a momentary disconnect from my …

100 New Chemists for Better Healthcare?

Depending on whom you ask, Nairobi appears to be reaching a point of saturation with chemists sprouting up on every street corner. This phenomenon clearly indicates a high demand for accessible healthcare, reflecting the growth in the pharmaceutical industry. Growth, in this context, is relative; it signifies an increasing number of people falling ill daily, …

5 Strategies All Successful Pharmacies Use in Building a Profitable Business

The aspiration driving your decision to venture into the pharmacy business is to establish a "profitable business." When it comes to building a pharmacy business that generates profit, the most challenging aspect for many business owners is understanding precisely what steps to take to achieve their goals. Running a pharmacy can be demanding due to …

PharmD is Sending B.pharm Holders to their Death Bed

There are two ways antibiotics have effect on microbial cells, it is either bactericidal or bacteriostatic. Bactericidal antibiotics kill the bacteria and bacteriostatic antibiotics suppress the growth of bacteria. The latter is the current situation in the pharmaceutical industry. My friend, Wanga, who had been working as a pharmaceutical technologist, made a bold decision to …

Flugone Capsules is Currently Unavailable, But Here are Some Substitutes that May Work.

Flugone Capsules in Short Supply in Kenya, Leaving Many People Without Relief Flugone capsules, a popular over-the-counter medication used to relieve the symptoms of colds and flu, is in short supply. This has left many people without a way to relieve their symptoms, which can be particularly troublesome during these cold months when colds and …

Everything You Need to Know About Ear Piercing

If you're considering getting your ears pierced, you may be wondering where to start. Ear piercing is a popular form of body modification that has been practiced for centuries and is a great way to express yourself through jewelry. Depending on who is getting their ears pierced, the challenge most of the time is choosing …

Yellow Fever in Kenya (All About YF)

Yellow fever is a viral disease that is endemic in tropical areas of Africa and Central and South America, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The disease is transmitted by two types of mosquitoes, one of which is responsible for the Zika virus. People can become infected when a mosquito bites an infected monkey …

Prescription Writing: Key Elements, Abbreviations, and Best Practices for Healthcare Professionals

Have you ever been unsure about how to decipher a prescription after visiting a doctor? You're not the only one facing this challenge. Numerous individuals find it challenging to comprehend the hastily scribbled and often illegible handwriting of doctors. Follow along as we discuss the common prescription abbreviations and what pharm techs and pharmacist mean …