Members of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) have commended RxAll, a health tech
company, for introducing RxScanner into the country’s market.
The members made this known during the unveiling of the product at the PSN 2021 conference
held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State recently.
Pharmacist Olusola Porter, University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan, said the technology
would positively impact the counterfeit drug market in Africa, especially Nigeria.
For Pharmacist Uchechukwu Eloere of EBY-Care Pharmacy in Abia state, he wanted an innovation
that could give information about drugs that is scanned even if the specific drug is not in the database. “And RxScanner did just that in the demo.”
In the words of Pharmacist Charles Ronari of PSN Bayelsa expressed excitement about the
innovation. He, therefore, requested a special presentation of the Demo in Bayelsa state.
A representative of the National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC)
request to know how many drugs are in the database was met with a response from Oluseyi Olarerin that RxScanner is regularly updating to ensure that daily the number of drugs are in line with what is available in the market.
Oluseyi added that RxAll is in partnership with various regulators across the globe to ensure
that the updates of drugs are done appropriately, thus numbers will continue to grow as manufacturers enlist drugs as approved by various regulators across the globe.
RxScanner is a handheld drug authenticator device created to verify drugs and also to help drug
regulators to reduce administrative burden, improve record-keeping and also improve productivity and successful prosecution of bad actors.
Country FDAs, hospitals, pharmacies, and big pharmaceutical companies across the world are
said to be using the device.
Speaking on RxScanner, the CEO of RxAll, Adebayo Alonge, said, “We serve clients in pharmaceutical
settings where accuracy is critical because the health and well-being of patients are on the line.
“We help our clients meet these high standards by striving to go above and beyond expectations
with our unique approach to pharmacy tools and prescription verification software.”
According to Alonge, they aim to build lasting and authentic relationships with clients
“Through these relationships, we have been able to create new and innovative strategies
and approaches to respond to and solve pharmacy and health care challenges,” he emphasised.
On the prescription verification software, the CEO highlighted that it helps clients in
all aspects of the pharmacy industry to increase their medication accuracy.