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    Price Of Drug Eluting Stents In Pakistan

  • Pakistan to get its first online registry for heart stents

    The Drug Regulatory Authority Pakistan (DRAP) has launched the country's first ever "Online National Registry for Cardiac Stent”, in a move that aims to bring greater transparency to the process of planting heart stents...

    Earlier in February this year, the Supreme Court had taken suo motto notice on the alleged widespread practice of surgically implanting coronary stents into patients that suffer from cardiac diseases, even when they...

  • 500 deserving patients to get free stents in Balochistan

    QUETTA: The Balochistan government will provide free stents for 500 deserving patients in two hospitals of Quetta...

    Provincial Health Minister Mir Rehmat Saleh Baloch said at a ceremony held to inaugurate the provision of stents and other items worth Rs250,000 each to the deserving patients of Bolan Medical Complex and Sandeman Civil Hospital that angioplasty service would be offered in civil hospitals across the province...

  • 462 patients given stents free of cost

    QUETTA: Provincial Health Minister Mir Rehmat Saleh Baloch said on Tuesday that 462 patients suffering from cardiovascular diseases were provided stents free of cost by the provincial government and it bore all expenditures of their medical operations...

    5 million expenditures on his medical treatment and in order to facilitate people the provincial health department purchased 500 stents used in medical operations and provided them...

  • CJ’s move to protect patients from substandard stents

    ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Wednesday said that safeguarding cardiac patients from spurious or substandard stents was the real motive behind the suo motu notice taken by the Supreme Court in the matter...

    The court had taken the notice on reports that some public health institutions such as the cardiac ward of Mayo Hospital Lahore and some other government-run hospitals in Punjab were either implanting stents into...

  • Substandard stents being used at hospitals, NA told

    ISLAMABAD: Parliamentary Secretary for Health Mohsin Shahnawaz Ranjha revealed on Thursday that substandard stents were being used at government and private hospitals across the country and blamed doctors and the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (Drap) for the objectionable practice...

    He was responding to a calling-attention notice in the National Assembly, submitted by five legislators belonging to different political parties,...

  • Rs37m released for local production of stents to be audited

    ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Saturday ordered a financial audit of Rs37 million granted to renowned scientist Dr Samar Mubarakmand in 2004-05 for locally producing stents to protect cardiac patients from spurious and substandard devices...

    The court had taken up the suo motu case on reports that a few public health institutions such as the cardiology ward of the Mayo Hospital Lahore and other government hospitals in Punjab were...

  • Controversy hits cardiac stents procurement for hospitals

    LAHORE: The Punjab government’s policy for the central procurement of cardiac stents for public hospitals has been hit by a controversy after the committee of senior medics constituted for the purpose failed to implement the official policy for procurement of the stents against the approved rates, Dawn has learnt...

    The issue surfaced when three out of the eleven public sector cardiac hospitals of the province made procurement of...

  • 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...

    Shkreli has found himself at the centre of a firestorm over drug pricing in the last few months, and he hasn't been afraid to throw on more fuel...

  • Drug sold at rate higher than official price seized

    ISLAMABAD: The inspection team of the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) raided medical stores on Friday and confiscated the stock of a drug which was being sold at 50 per cent higher than the official rate...

    During the inspection the team found a locally manufactured drug (10 tablets) being sold at Rs230 whereas its official price was Rs150...

  • Company says will cut price of drug after accused gouging

    SAN FRANCISCO: The company that sparked an angry backlash after it raised the price of a drug for treating a deadly parasitic infection by more than 5,000 percent says it will roll back some of the increase...

    Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli told ABC News on Tuesday that the new price would make Daraprim more accessible, although he did not say what the new price for the drug would be...

  • Authorities fail to check steep drug price hike

    The situation has been heading from bad to worse since the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (Drap) started showing lenience over the matter...

    The same medicine was sent to the market in June (batch 07117), carrying a Rs555 price tag (approximately 95pc increase)...

  • Price of hepatitis drug reduced, NA told

    The government had fixed the price of Rs5,868 for 28 tablets after modifying provisions of the Drugs Pricing Policy, 2015, after the approval of the prime minister and notified it on Feb 9 for generic version of the new drug, she said...

    Replying to a question during the question-hour, she said nine local companies had been allowed to manufacture the tablets at affordable price, of which five had started marketing the medicine, while...

  • Local firm to produce Hep C drug at five times lower price

    KARACHI: Ferozsons Laboratories Limited has obtained the manufacturing licence, along with the requisite production process technology from Gilead Sciences Inc, to manufacture an authorised generic version of ‘Sovaldi’ in Pakistan...

    The medicine used in the treatment of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) will be produced under the brand name of Savera (Sofosbuvir 400mg) tablets, which will be available at a retail market price of Rs5,868 per 28...

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