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PA: Pechuho speaks about curbing quackery, developing healthcare
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PA: Pechuho speaks about curbing quackery, developing healthcare

KARACHI: Health Minister Azra Pechuho has informed the Sindh Assembly that the Sindh Healthcare Commission (SHCC) has sealed 193 health facilities “due to ongoing quackery practice” in Karachi, Hyderabad, Larkana and Mirpurkhas divisions. She also said that more than 500 warning letters had been issued to the doctors who did not comply with the SHCC’s…

PMA approves new fate of pharmacists doing medical practice
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PMA approves new fate of pharmacists doing medical practice

LAHORE: Punjab Health Department’s recently took the decision that prohibits pharmacists from doing medical practice. PMA referred to the decision as an upright one and welcomed it fully. This was expressed in a PMA meeting chaired by Prof Dr Ashraf Nizami. The meeting was attended by Prof Dr Malik Shahid Shaukat, Dr Iram Shahzadi, Dr…

First training session held at DNA Lab for Police officials
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First training session held at DNA Lab for Police officials

KARACHI: The Sindh Forensic DNA and Serology Laboratory (SFDL) organized a hands-on training session for police officials on crime scene investigation at the International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Karachi. As many as 31 police officials attended the training session, which was conducted by Dr Ishtiaq Ahmad Khan, SFDL Project Director, and…

Hepatitis Centres swept clean of medicines
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Hepatitis Centres swept clean of medicines

KARACHI: The Hepatitis Centers run by the Hepatitis Prevention & Control Program Sindh across Sindh have been facing a grave shortage of Hepatitis C medication for the past several months as the Sindh Health Department failed to supply the centres with the required drugs. Thousands of newly screened hepatitis C patients have been put on…

Lung Diseases on the rise in Pakistan
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Lung Diseases on the rise in Pakistan

World Lung Day 2019: Sep 25th  Respiratory diseases impose an immense worldwide health burden. The facts are shocking: 384 million people suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and 3 million die from it each year, making it the third leading cause of death worldwide. 10 million people develop tuberculosis and 1.6 million die from…

Cancer Risk; DRAP Advises Halt in Ranitidine Production
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Cancer Risk; DRAP Advises Halt in Ranitidine Production

Food and Drug Regulatory Authority of the US made an announcement on September 13th, which alerted the pharmaceutical industry and public alike. FDA had determined that N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) could be produced during the manufacturing of ranitidine drugs. Ranitidine (commonly marketed under ‘Zantac’) is a common heartburn medicine/antacid, which is easily available over the counter. NDMA is…

Minister Maqbool inaugurates Health & Pharma Expo
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Minister Maqbool inaugurates Health & Pharma Expo

KARACHI: Federal Minister for Information Technology, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqi, inaugurated of the three-day Health & Pharma Asia International Exhibition & Conference 2019 at the Karachi Expo Centre. The Turkish Consul General in Karachi, Tolga Uçak, and the Consul General of Iran in Karachi, Ahmad Mohammad, were the chief guests for the occasion. On the first…

Cancer-Causing Element Found In Zantac
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Cancer-Causing Element Found In Zantac

Press Release Zantac- a fairly common drug used for treatment of heartburn, ulcers and acidity- has been pulled off the shelves due to a probable cancer-causing element found in its composition, according to the FDA. Novartis, the maker of Zantac, is stopping the distribution of the popular heartburn medication worldwide. The decision was made after…

5th All Pakistan DUHS-DICE Exhibition in October
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5th All Pakistan DUHS-DICE Exhibition in October

KARACHI: Vice-Chancellor, Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS), Prof Mohammed Saeed Quraishy, recently announced that the 5th DUHS-DICE exhibition is scheduled to be held in the mid of October 2019. The exhibition will support science and research projects from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), Swat, Azad Kashmir, and all over Pakistan. He said this while presiding the…

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