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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…

PMA demands strict monitoring of DRAP
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PMA demands strict monitoring of DRAP

  KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) appreciated the Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) for stopping the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) from registering drugs without fixing their prices. The step has been taken in the light of the AGP’s special audit report of DRAP, which revealed many irregularities in the price-fixing by…

SHCC forms Institutional Research Board to promote research
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SHCC forms Institutional Research Board to promote research

KARACHI: The Sindh Healthcare Commission (SHCC) has established its Institutional Research Board (IRB) with the aim to review the research projects for scientific and ethical values and promote responsible research culture for health in the Sindh province. The IRB will also facilitate researchers by reviewing research projects and ensuring that the rights and welfare of…

Health Dept forms commission to prevent HIV/AIDS in Sindh
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Health Dept forms commission to prevent HIV/AIDS in Sindh

KARACHI- Sindh Health Department has notified Sindh HIV/AIDS Control, Treatment and Protection Commission to prevent and control HIV prevalence throughout the Sindh province. The commission comprises five governing body members and ten working body members, including doctors, HIV/AIDS experts, social workers, retired judges lawyers and others. According to Sindh Health Department’s notification, Ms. Majida Rizvi…

Unsafe injection practice, a huge contributor to Hep B & C Spread
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Unsafe injection practice, a huge contributor to Hep B & C Spread

KARACHI- “Unsafe injections accounted for most of the infections rampant in our society. Unsafe injection practices put patients and healthcare providers at risk of infectious and non-infectious adverse events”, said Dr Nida Hussain, Pro-Chancellor of Ziauddin University. She also stressed upon the need to educate masses regarding the hazards of unsafe injections. She was speaking…

Import of life-saving drugs from India to resume
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Import of life-saving drugs from India to resume

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has finally allowed resuming of import of life-saving drugs from India, which was earlier banned. The Nation Security Committee had decided to suspend trade with India on account of the brutality in occupied Kashmir. The decision to recommence trade became essential considering the much needed relief for the patients, and a statutory regulatory order (SRO)…

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