DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A COMPUTERIZED DRUG VERIFICATION AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (A CASE STUDY OF NATIONAL AGENCY FOR FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION AND CONTROL [NAFDAC]).A RESEARCH PROJECT MATERIAL ON COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION
1.1.0 GENERAL INTRODUCTION
Drug reporting and verification establishments like NAFDAC (National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control), require efficient and brilliant technique and flexible system for proper drug management. Their main objective is to ensure every fake drugs producing company are eliminated in Nigeria. In recent years, there has been a rapid growth in fake drugs incident which as claim a lot of lives in the country, this predicament has created the need to build an application that will address most of the issues address in this research work. This research work will be of paramount importance to these sectors as it will be design to address most of their challenges.
Drug reporting and verification Software easily automates the whole process of drug verification and reporting. Drugs Pharmaceutical Company are register on the system and verification code are generated for each drug production. System users are created by the system admin where each staff is able to login in with the provided authorization and manage his/her account. The system which will be made available to the general public provides a window in which users could type in a drug code to verify the authenticity of that drug. The admin has the sole authority over the system.
Chapter one introduces the research work and the problem definition of the research, and to know the aim of this research work, research justification tells us why it is important to research Where agent of NAFDAC find it quite difficult to access register pharmaceutical company and drugs right there on the field.on this topic; it also covers areas like scope and limitation of study which entails the boundary of this work. Definition of terms gives summarize what each chapter entails.
1.3.0 PROBLEM DEFINITION
This research work was undertaken to uncover some of the problems with conventionaldrug reporting and verification systems. Here, agents of NAFDAC and other drug enforcement agency find it quite difficult to access register pharmaceutical companies . Using these conventional method pose lots of constraint on team member as no team member can access files on the office database while at field work also reports has to be file at the office.
1.4.0 OBJECTIVE OF STUDY
In view of the problems mentioned above, this project is aimed at implementing a drug reporting and verificationsystem which will exclusively:
Register every drug produce by every pharmaceutical companyin Nigeria
Produce and register drugs verification code
Register pharmaceutical all company in Nigeria with each respective trade mark,
Efficiently handling of fake drug report files and automate the process of drug authentication using appreciate channel.
1.5.0 RESEARCH JUSTIFICATION
This research work will provide a more reliable and flexible way of drugs verification and report filing of fake drugs as well as fake pharmaceutical company not authorize to produce and distribute drug in Nigeria. Also eliminate the lag time in file recovery with an inclusion of an asynchronous request incorporated on the system. Furthermore, it will aids structural document, representation and eliminates the tedium of performing monotonous transaction. This research will also contribute to existing literature in this area and will serve as a guild or blueprint for an undergraduate student.