The 182nd inaugural lecture series at the University of Benin delivered by Professor Mrs. Florence E. Eichie, A professor of Pharmaceutical Technology, titled “Drug a blessing to mankind Formulated into Pharmaceutical as key stone to heal the troubled spot”
The lecture which was delivered by Professor Mrs. Florence E. Eichie, A professor of Pharmaceutical Technology, titled “Drug a blessing to mankind Formulated into Pharmaceutical as key stone to heal the troubled spot”
Prof. Mrs. Flourence Eichie while delivering her lecture said drugs are natural synthesis substance which are made by God to bring
about relieve, alleviate pains, prevent, cure or to diagnosis diseases
Our lord Jesus Christ recorded in the scripture that there are troubles and tribulation in the world, she went ahead to admonish her listeners that we should not be afraid because we have overcome the world
Quoting the passage where Jesus Christ formulated the dosage form ,where he spat on the ground and made a clay of the spittle and rob the paste on the blind man’s eyes and said to him go and wash yourself in the pool of Siloam See book of John 9:6-7
The passage she said revealed to us while Jesus was on earth he was a pharmacist.
In the same way she said just as the world is full of trouble so our body are ravaged by disease, and disease has no limit the old and young suffer diseases. In other word to proffer solution to disease we resort to use drugs.
Pharmaceutical are drugs formulated into dosage form to heal disease. All knowledge and wisdom comes from God almighty, God in his infinite wisdom has given mankind the wisdom to formulate drugs into pharmaceutical as keystone to healed the troubled spot, in other word disease
Dosage are the means by which drugs are administer into the body.
Selection of a particular dosage form whether tablet, capsule, syrup or injectable depends on a number of factor such as;
- The physical, chemical properties of drugs
- The pharmaceutical stability of the drugs in its dosage form
- The rule of administration and extend to which absorption into the blood and distribution round every organ in the body
Some drugs by their chemical nature are obnoxious agent with nauseating bitter taste. she added that some drugs are degraded in the environment as a result of whether condition, present of moisture in the atmosphere or as a result of sun light or as a result of micro organism in the air. So they cannot stay at all in the environment. And so drugs could also be degraded in the body as a result of enzyme. Drugs when expose to high vapor quantity in the atmosphere it ends up degraded as a result of moisture.
she recommended strict adhering to our prescription for instance some patient do not like to swallow tablet of calcium dosage form they either crush the tablet or empty the calcium dosage form into a flavored drink form or wrapped it up with Eba or pounded Yam in other to cover the bitter taste and colour. Such practices destroy the dosage design.
In Conclusion, she reported on the module operando’s of the formulation pharmacist of the various activities carried out to design, formulate drugs into dosage’s form for relieve to release the troubled spot. She said we should note that by their chemical nature they are rarely administered in their chemical form and dosage.
The vice chancellor prof. F.F Orumwense appreciated the lecturer for the research work and a well delivered lecture. He thereafter decorated Prof. Florence E. Eichie with a medal to usher her into the honour roll of the University of Benin Inaugural Lecturers.
Present at the occasion were the Principal Officers, Deans, Head of Departments, Friends, Colleague, co Staff and Students of Great Uniben and others.
The PRO made it known that the vice chancellor prof. F.F Orumwense has completed 2 years in Office as Vice Chancellor of Great University