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  • Afghan drugs go to rest of world via Pakistan: UN report

    KARACHI: Pakistan is considered to be the main country through which narcotics produced in Afghanistan are transported to the rest of the world and Karachi is a key point on the drug supply routes, a senior official of the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC) has said...

    Speaking to journalists about the World Drug Report on Tuesday, Cesar Guedes said this year the number of adults who were dependent on drugs had increased...

  • Punjab govt vows to clear markets of spurious drugs

    RAWALPINDI: The district health department came into action against spurious drugs on Tuesday and sealed a warehouse where illegally imported stents were stored...

    The Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology, Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology and the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) as well as a number of private hospitals do not purchase stents from the market and acquire them through their own sources...

  • Registering drugs

    APROPOS the news report “Delay in registration of biological drugs depriving patients of treatment” (July 23)...

    The registration of biological drugs is a complex and sensitive subject...

  • Branded vs generic drugs

    In one of the largest conducted study on 1,049 generic drugs, 68pc of drugs had differed from that of their brand name equivalents...

    Original drugs go through a rigorous regulatory process before entering the market and can never be matched by generic drugs...

  • Crackdown on counterfeit drugs

    “Operation against the sale of counterfeit drugs at medical stores, quacks’ clinics, unregistered pharmaceutical units and companies must be done by district health administrations in their districts,” Lahore Commissioner Abdullah Sumbal said at a meeting on Tuesday...

    He also sought progress reports on raids, monitoring, recovery of spurious drugs and other relevant information from district coordination officers and the task...

  • Body to purge markets of spurious drugs

    RAWALPINDI: The Punjab government has formed a divisional task force to check sale of spurious and substandard drugs in the four districts of Rawalpindi Division including Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal and Jhelum...

    The task force led by Commissioner Zahid Saeed will purge the markets of spurious and sub-standard drugs...

  • Drugs charges: PCB ban illegal, says Raza Hasan

    Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) last week banned the 22-year-old spinner after he failed a drug test conducted during a domestic cricket event in January this year...

    PCB had previously announced that Hasan, who played one One-Day International and ten Twenty20 International matches for Pakistan, will be ineligible to participate in any capacity, in any cricket match or activity authorised or organised by the board, apart from...

  • Drugs, prisons and HIV

    PAKISTAN is slowly advancing towards a public health nightmare with a national survey showing that almost 135,000 people could have contracted HIV/AIDS infection...

    Although the figure for those with HIV/AIDS might appear to be nominal given Pakistan’s total population, the fact that cases are reported to have gone up by approximately 40,000 from last year is extremely alarming...

  • Anti-drugs rally held in Hyderabad

    HYDERABAD: A rally against drugs was taken out by a number of students of public and private schools and colleges along with scores of police officials on Thursday...

    It was aimed at conveying a message to the youth: “Say no to drugs...

  • Cabinet discusses provision of gas, life-saving drugs prices

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi presided over a meeting of his cabinet on Tuesday, which made decisions related to provision of gas to people, fixing of maximum price of life-saving drugs, relaxation of duties and taxes on international funds for eradication of fatal diseases, and broadening of the tax net...

    The meeting exempted from payment of taxes, duties and levies etc grants received from the Global Fund to Fight...

  • No shortage of drugs in country, minister tells Senate

    ISLAMABAD: Responding to questions pertaining to the collusion of doctors and key players in the pharmaceutical industry, and allegations of failing to keep in check a hike in the prices of drugs, Minister of State for National Health Services Saira Afzal Tarar told the Senate on Monday that there had not been a shortage of medicines in the country over the past six months...

    “Pakistan’s exports from the pharmaceutical industry have...

  • Sharapova reaches first final since drugs ban

    Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova crushed Peng Shuai 6-3, 6-1 at the Tianjin Open on Saturday to reach her first final since serving a 15-month doping ban...

    The 30-year-old Russian, playing on a wildcard in the seventh tournament of her comeback, hit top gear as she swept aside the Chinese third seed in one hour, 18 minutes
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