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  • Australia claims foiling ‘terror plot’ to bring down aeroplane

    SYDNEY: Australia has foiled an Islamist-inspired terrorist plot to bring down an aircraft with an improvised explosive device, authorities said on Sunday, after four people were arrested in raids across Sydney...

    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the plot appeared to be “elaborate” rather than planned by a lone wolf, as security was strengthened at major domestic and international airports across the nation
  • Pakistan and the pill — Check your male privilege at the door

    Being the trend-chaser that it is, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) compromised on its on-again off-again ban on birth control adverts in the form of spluttering consideration that they be aired after prime time...

    Read next: CII — Pushing Pakistan back to the cavesApparently, the fact that consenting men and women can make informed choices about what they do with their bodies is taboo enough if it urges...

  • Support for government in National Assembly ‘a bitter pill’, says Murad

    KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has swallowed the bitter pill of supporting an amendment to the Constitution for starting the process of delimitation of constituencies on the basis of provisional results of the census so that elections could be held on time...

    Talking to the media after attending a reception hosted by the ambassador of Azerbaijan to celebrate 25 years of...

  • Gender: What’s stopping the male birth control pill?

    You see, I happened to be coming out of a pill-induced year from hell: a year where I gained 15 pounds give or take a few, been on more emotional benders than the number of times Pluto has lost then regained its planetary status, had passed out at least once on my cold bathroom floor, and had generally spent a solid 365 days experiencing exactly the same symptoms that had led to researchers pulling the plug on their study...

    When it...

  • Shocked legal fraternity calls judge’s resignation a ‘bitter pill’

    Justice Rehman’s father Justice Hamoodur Rehman was the Chief Justice of Pakistan who headed a commission to investigate the causes of the 1971 war with India that led to creation of Bangladesh...

    But majority of the members of the legal fraternity took the development like a bitter pill and deplored the situation that forced the judge to answer the call of his conscience...

  • Meeting Donald Trump will be a 'bitter pill' to swallow, says Imran Khan

    Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said on Saturday that meeting US President Donald Trump would be a “bitter pill” to swallow should he become the prime minister in elections later this year, but added, “I would meet him...

    ”In a press briefing, Khan said he has been a staunch opponent of Pakistan's participation in the war on terror since it began in 2001 following the 9/11 attacks on the US...

  • New tuberculosis treatment to cut pill intake by two-thirds

    JOHANNESBURG: A new tuberculosis treatment that slashes costs and the pill burden for patients will be rolled out in five high-incidence countries this year, international medical research body the Aurum Institute said on Wednesday...

    The new two-drug regime will reduce the weekly pill intake for patients from nine to three...

  • Inside the race to find a Covid-19 treatment pill

    The US pharmaceutical giant, which had begun exploring a vaccine, also wanted to produce a pill that could stop the infection from progressing, similar to how the widely-used Tamiflu drug fights influenza...

    Pfizer may seek emergency authorisation in the United States for a Covid-19 pill as soon as late this yearPfizer and its rivals, including US-based Merck & Co Inc and Swiss pharmaceutical Roche Holding AG, are racing to produce...

  • Merck pill breakthrough raises hopes of preventing virus deaths

    WASHINGTON: A pill developed by US drugmaker Merck could halve the chances of dying or being hospitalised for those most at risk of contracting severe Covid-19, with experts hailing it as a potential breakthrough in how the virus is treated...

    Merck and its partner Ridgeback Biotherapeutics plan to seek US emergency use authorisation for the pill as soon as possible and to make regulatory applications worldwide...

  • UK becomes first country to approve anti-Covid pill

    LONDON: Britain on Thursday became the first country to approve an anti-Covid pill, as it greenlit the use of Merck’s antiviral drug to treat patients suffering from mild to moderate coronavirus, regulators said...

    MHRA chief executive June Raine called the pill “another therapeutic to add to our armoury”...

  • Pfizer experimenting with pill to treat Covid, hopes to market it soon

    NEW YORK: Pfizer’s experimental antiviral pill to treat Covid-19 cut by 89 percent the chances of hospitalisation or death for adults at risk of severe disease, the company said on Friday, as its CEO vowed to make this promising new weapon in the fight against the pandemic available globally as quickly as possible...

    The trial’s results suggest that the oral drug surpasses Merck’s pill, molnupiravir, which was shown last month to...

  • Pfizer files for US authorisation of promising Covid-19 antiviral pill

    Pfizer Inc said on Tuesday it is seeking US authorisation of its experimental antiviral Covid-19 pill that cut the chance of hospitalisation or death for adults at risk of severe disease by 89 per cent in a clinical trial...

    Merck & Co and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics, which are developing a competing pill, molnupiravir, completed their EUA submission on Oct 11...

  • US to buy 10m courses of Pfizer’s pill for $5.3bn

    The price for the Pfizer pill is nearly 25 percent lower at roughly $530 per course, compared with about $700 for Merck’s...

    “While this pill still requires a full review by the Food and Drug Administration, I have taken immediate steps to secure enough supply for the American people,” President Joe Biden said in a statement...

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