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PPMA to host 2nd Pharma Summit on 2-3 May
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PPMA to host 2nd Pharma Summit on 2-3 May

MN Report Karachi: Key issues related to operations, growth, marketing, regulation, and control of Pakistani Pharmaceutical industry will be discussed in detail at a two-day moot being organized by Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Association (PPMA) early next month. All these topics concerning functioning, expansion, and control of pharmaceutical industry of the country will be discussed at…

Reckitt Benckiser says sorry
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Reckitt Benckiser says sorry

British-based firm Reckitt Benckiser has admitted for the first time selling a humidifier disinfectant that killed about 100 people in South Korea. The head of its South Korean division was attacked by angry relatives as he apologised at a Seoul hotel. Reckitt Benckiser is among several firms whose products are blamed for the deaths. It…

Maya Martinez-Davis appointed Global Head Oncology Merck
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Maya Martinez-Davis appointed Global Head Oncology Merck

Darmstadt, Germany,– Merck, a leading science and technology company, today announces the appointment of Maya Martinez-Davis (46), as Global Head of Oncology Franchise for its biopharma business. She will report to Rehan Verjee, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer of Merck’s Healthcare business sector, and will be based in Billerica, Massachusetts, USA. Martinez-Davis’ appointment is effective…

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Minister, US CG discuss healthcare projects of Sindh

MN Report KARACHI – Sindh Health Minister Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar said here that the provincial health department in collaboration with USAID was striving hard to enhance healthcare facilities in the public sector hospitals across the province and a number of health-related projects were already being run with the logistic and technical support of the…

Almost 3,00 drugs registered in 2015 – DRAP efforts to clear 7,500 pending cases by October 2016
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Almost 3,00 drugs registered in 2015 – DRAP efforts to clear 7,500 pending cases by October 2016

By Our Staff Reporter  KARACHI– Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan’s (Drap) chief executive officer (CEO) Dr Muhammad Aslam has vowed that all the 7,500 pending cases of drugs registration will be cleared during the current year.  The Drap has, however, registered 1,900 medicines during 2014 and 2,775 medicines in 2015, he added. Giving details of…

Medicines prices raised up to 65% in Pakistan
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Medicines prices raised up to 65% in Pakistan

KARACHI: After Punjab, medicines now began to sell on high prices in Karachi as well; medicines of pain, flu, fever and other such diseases have become costly. Multi-national companies have increased the prices of different diseases including cough, headache, fever and flu from 7 to 65%.Prices of injections used for various diseases have also been…

First-ever “Pak-China Med Cong” to commence on Jan 8
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First-ever “Pak-China Med Cong” to commence on Jan 8

MN Report Karachi: A three-day first-ever “Pak-China Med Cong (Congress)”, will kick off in the city on Jan 8 under the joint auspices of Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) and Chinese Medical Association (CMA) . It will continue till Jan 10. The congress is aimed at celebrating the historical event of Pak-China economic corridor as “An…

Quack’s malpractice nabbed in the capitol
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Quack’s malpractice nabbed in the capitol

By Our Staff Reporter Islamabad: The Capital Territory (ICT) Administration recently sealed 37 fake clinics and quacks operating in different areas of the capital. Federal Capital administration carried out 61 raids on clinics operating in the populous areas according to ana official 37 out of 61 clinics were operated by Quacks and were sealed therefore. Our…

61 percent of pharma brands in Pakistan are cheaper than India
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61 percent of pharma brands in Pakistan are cheaper than India

Karachi: Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (PPMA) has told that 61 percent of top 28 selling brands are cheaper in Pakistan as compared to India and even Bangladesh. Prices constraints have eroded profitability and discouraged investment in capacity, while pharma companies have seen low declining profitability leading to lack of investment in FDA certified plants. Government should…

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