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  • A history of slander — Good language vs. bad language

    But, bear in mind that fighting in Afghanistan for a just cause on the behest of Pakistan does not mean the same thing as fighting in Pakistan on the behest of foreign powers...

    So, obviously, blowing up things by them becomes an equally just thing to do; whereas when BT do the same in Pakistan, it is certainly not the same thing...

  • Competition Commission of Pakistan withdraws notice to Pharma Bureau

    ISLAMABAD: While setting aside its show-cause notice to Pharma Bureau (PB) for alleged cartelisation, the Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) has warned that the pharmaceutical sector is under its watch and any collusive or anti-competitive activity will be strictly dealt with...

    In 2016, the commission took a suo motu notice and conducted an inquiry into allegations published in national press that a number of pharma...

  • Pharma industry growth halves to 8pc

    KARACHI: The growth of pharmaceutical industry has dropped to around eight per cent per annum from approximately 16 per cent, said Pharma Bureau (PB) Chairman Arshad Saeed Hussain on Thursday...

    Executive Director PB Ayesha Tammy Haq said that due to stringent regulatory control, particularly in price control, companies are leaving Pakistan...

  • Pharma firms ‘illegally’ selling vital drugs, implants at Jinnah Hospital

    LAHORE: Some pharmaceutical companies are involved in an illegal business of selling cardiac medicines, surgical items and orthopaedic implants at Jinnah Hospital with the alleged connivance of doctors and administration officials of the institute...

    The companies have set up mobile pharmacies in the cardiology and orthopaedic departments of the hospital and cheating poor patients by selling life-saving drugs and surgical implants at...
  • Auto, cement, pharma offer divergent views

    KARACHI: The business leaders of auto, cement and pharma sectors gave a mixed reaction to the split decision by a five-member bench of the Supreme Court on the Panama Papers case...

    Pakistan Association of Auto Parts and Accessories Manufacturers (Paapam) Chairman Mashood Ali Khan said Pakistan needs political stability...

  • ‘Pharma companies producing quality drugs’

    KARACHI: Despite pricing and policy constraints, pharmaceutical companies in Pakistan are producing quality drugs under the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA) Code of Conduct, a statement released by the representative body of pharma industry said...

    During a visit to a GSK production facility in SITE, Karachi, Pharma Bureau (PB) representatives said that despite regulatory challenges,...

  • Pharma boss who hiked price of life-saving drug arrested

    NEW YORK: Martin Shkreli, the former hedge fund manager vilified in nearly every corner of America for buying a pharmaceutical company and jacking up the price of a life-saving drug more than fifty-fold, was arrested on Thursday on securities fraud charges unrelated to the furore...

    The boyish-looking 32-year-old entrepreneur — a relentlessly self-promoting figure who has called himself "the world's most eligible bachelor" on Twitter and...
  • Pharma companies await resumption of PIA flights to import raw material

    KARACHI: The pharmaceutical industry, beset by suspension of Pakistan International Airlines flights, sees a tough week ahead if operations did not resume, as it relies on raw material imports from India and some other countries...

    Former chairman of Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (PPMA) Saeed Allawala said that the industry imports raw material worth $350-400 million per annum mainly from India, Europe and China......

  • No law to stop pharma companies from importing raw materials

    ISLAMABAD: Even announcing its decision about four decades ago, the ministry of health has not yet formulated a policy to ensure multinational pharmaceutical companies produced raw materials in Pakistan and did not import them...

    In the 60s, a number of companies came to Pakistan and established their manufacturing units in the country,” he said...

  • Pharma industry blames regulator for medicine shortage

    ISLAMABAD: Pharmaceutical companies have blamed the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (Drap) for the current shortage of certain medicines in the country...

    Their representative body, the Pharma Bureau, urged the Drap in a statement on Tuesday to revise its mechanism for controlling the supply of Ephedrine, Pseudoephedrine and other Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) that are used in manufacturing cough and cold syrups,...

  • Big Pharma eyes $7.2bn down on the farm for superbug risk

    A sparkling and sprawling 48,000-square-foot two-story structure, decorated with artwork of animals etched onto interior glass walls, recently opened its doors 23 miles outside Indianapolis with one sole purpose: to keep the globe’s 70 billion farm animals healthy...

    That increasingly means less reliance on antibiotics for animals
  • Pharma firms skip meeting to discuss price increase

    The companies have recently raised prices after obtaining a stay order from the Sindh High Court (SHC) claiming that it was not viable for them to manufacture drugs at the rates fixed by the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (Drap)...

    However, only Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Association (PPMA) chairman Hamid Raza attended the meeting while the representatives of Pharma Bureau (the body of multinational companies) and...

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