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AKU and PBS collab with Lilly to facilitate cancer patients
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AKU and PBS collab with Lilly to facilitate cancer patients

KARACHI: The Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) and the Patients Behbud Society for AKUH (PBS) recently announced their partnership with Eli Lilly Pakistan Pvt. Ltd. (Lilly) to provide access to targeted therapy treatment of cancer patients with limited financial means. Ms Shagufta Hassan, Chief Executive Officer, AKUH, Ammad Siddiqui, GM, Lilly, and Nadeem Mustafa Khan,…

ADB Supported UNICEF to strengthen immunization program
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ADB Supported UNICEF to strengthen immunization program

MANILA: The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Government of Samoa recently signed a grant agreement to provide support to the health sector. The agreement would help to strengthen the country’s immunization program and procure cold chain equipment to safely transport vaccines. The program was supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) through the…

Cu 64 dotatate injection: FDA Filing of drug in process
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Cu 64 dotatate injection: FDA Filing of drug in process

Houston and St Louis: RadioMedix Inc and its commercial partner, Curium, recently announced that the New Drug Application for copper Cu 64 dotatate injection was filed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The copper Cu 64 dotatate injection is a PET diagnostic agent intended for somatostatin receptor (SSTR) expressing neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). The…

Pakistan became testing ground for Chinese drugs
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Pakistan became testing ground for Chinese drugs

KARACHI- A press conference was recently held at the Golden Jubilee Hall of the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi. The conference was called by the Center for Bioequivalence Studies and Clinical Research (CBSCR) and Hunan Anbang Pharmaceutical Company. Among the speakers were Prof Dr M Iqbal Choudhary, Director ICCBS,…

International award recognizes Pakistani pharmaceutical firm
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International award recognizes Pakistani pharmaceutical firm

Karachi: a Pakistani pharmaceutical firm recently clinched an international award at the 6th Annual Global Generics and Biosimilars 2019 ceremony in Frankfurt, Germany. A locally-invented iron supplement made by the firm was declared as the best intervention to overcome iron-deficiency anemia among women and children. Iron-deficiency anemia among women and children is found in around…

Searle announces the acquisition of OBS Pakistan
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Searle announces the acquisition of OBS Pakistan

KARACHI: One of Pakistan’s leading pharmaceutical companies, the Searle company Ltd., recently announced that it is acquiring OBS Pakistan Ltd. A recently issued statement said that Searle had been a US-based multinational company as it was acquired by IBL Group in 1993 and listed in the Pakistan Stock Exchange. The latest acquisition will strengthen Searle’s…

VACCINES: SAVIOUR OR HOAX?
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VACCINES: SAVIOUR OR HOAX?

Why are anti-vaxx people fearful of vaccine? Quitting vaccination will cause resurgence of defeated infections! The last two centuries have witnessed significant progress in the invention, development and availability of many vaccines against diseases that are potentially fatal. Smallpox vaccine remains the most celebrated discovery in this area, whereas, there has been an incontrovertible reduction…

SIUT establishes theater complex in Sukkur
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SIUT establishes theater complex in Sukkur

  KARACHI: As part of its policy to augment and enhance areas of medical facilities by providing free treatment with dignity and compassion in the remote parts of Sindh, the Sindh Institute of Urology & Transplantation (SIUT) has established a new operation theater complex at its Chhablani Medical Centre in Sukkur. The state of the…

Sanofi’s Basal Insulin now in Pakistan!
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Sanofi’s Basal Insulin now in Pakistan!

KARACHI- A new generation of Basal Insulin (Insulin glargine U300) has recently been introduced in Pakistan, by the help and expertise of Sanofi, Pakistan. This basal insulin has been approved by the FDA in 2015 and since then, it has been used in many countries, including the United States of America, Canada, Russia, Japan and India….

Say No to Quackery with SHCC – App launched
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Say No to Quackery with SHCC – App launched

Karachi: The Sindh Healthcare Commission, an autonomous regulatory authority to ensure quality of 0healthcare in the province has launched a mobile based application to fight the menace of quackery in collaboration with Authentik, announced by the commission’s chairperson, Prof Dr Tipu Sultan at a press conference today. The press conference was attended by the chairman…

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