By Chioma Obinna
As Nigeria battles with strategies to stem the rising level of drug abuse in the country, Pharmacy Plus Ltd is deepening the delivery of healthcare products to Nigerian homes with the launch of WhiteHouse Apple Cider Vinegar.
The launch formed part of the activities at the 37th annual national conference of the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria, ACPN, which attracted participants, including Nigerian community pharmacists from different parts of the country.
Unveiling the product and its benefits, Chief Operating Officer, Pharmacy Plus Ltd, Chukwuemeka Obi stated that Apple Cider Vinegar is an ancient folk remedy, and has been used for various household, natural health remedies and cooking purposes.
Obi further said that the WhiteHouse Apple Cider Vinegar which has been in existence since 1908, was very popular among the natural health community because of its acclaimed benefits, which include weight loss, reduced cholesterol, skin rashes, lower blood sugar levels and improved symptoms of diabetes, amongst others.
“WhiteHouse Apple Cider Vinegar is a widely accepted drink in the US owing to its long standing tradition of serving American homes with their brand of organic, raw and unfiltered apple cider vinegar with “Mother” since 1908.
“Through this launch, we’re keen on making WhiteHouse Apple Cider Vinegar the choice health drink for health-conscious Nigerians considering the numerous benefits to be derived from the product.”
Leading the discussions, Chairman of ACPN, Dr. Alkali Kelong appealed to stakeholders to support collaborations and stringent measures to curb medicine abuse in Nigeria.
“As the technical group of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, we’re miffed by growing cases of drug abuse in the country. Youths are the major culprits of this act as they throw caution to the wind just to satisfy their dangerous obsessions as against healthy living.
“Thus, we selected this theme to bring to the forefront challenges of addressing drug abuse. Through collaborations among stakeholders and more stringent measures, we can curb drug abuse to the barest minimum in Nigeria.”