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PPMA’s SOS to Govt
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PPMA’s SOS to Govt

KARACHI – Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Association (PPMA) has warned the government not to consider any plan to introduce the system of fines and punishments for medicines’ companies on account of “unauthorized price increase” as this would simply lead to the closure of pharma industry. In a statement issued here on Thursday, the PPMA said: “there…

2,775 drugs registered in 2015
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2,775 drugs registered in 2015

By Our Staff Reporter   KARACHI- Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan’s (Drap) chief executive officer (CEO) Dr Muhammad Aslam has vowed that all the 7,500 pending cases of drugs registration will be cleared during the current year. The Drap has, however, registered 1,900 medicines during 2014 and 2,775 medicines in 2015, he added. Giving details of…

Quack’s malpractice nabbed in the capitol
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Quack’s malpractice nabbed in the capitol

By Our Staff Reporter Islamabad: The Capital Territory (ICT) Administration recently sealed 37 fake clinics and quacks operating in different areas of the capital. Federal Capital administration carried out 61 raids on clinics operating in the populous areas according to ana official 37 out of 61 clinics were operated by Quacks and were sealed therefore. Our…

Everything for digital dentistry
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Everything for digital dentistry

COLOGNE, Germany: In 2013 the Henry Schein launched an umbrella brand, ConnectDental, bringing together the range of digital products and services needed to connect dental practices and laboratories while integrating open CAD/CAM systems and materials.Tuesday’s IDS press conference confirmed once more that this is the only way to establish a future-proof practice and laboratory structure….

Pharma industry stands against the new drug policy
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Pharma industry stands against the new drug policy

KARACHI- While the Pakistan government prepares to implement the new drug policy, and freeze the prices of pharmaceuticals, the Pharma enterprises have issued a warning to close down their operations in the country, in case the authorities donot accept their demands for a softer pricing policy. According to media reports, the representatives of the pharmaceutical…

Profit-driven practices affecting quality of pharmaceutical products: Experts
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Profit-driven practices affecting quality of pharmaceutical products: Experts

Islamabad: The failure of the Pakistani pharmaceutical industry in providing excellent quality, efficacy and value in products has forced foreign donors to purchase medicine from other countries to distribute among those in need in Pakistan. According to experts, the profit-driven practices of all pharmaceutical industry owners have affected the quality of products significantly, and strict…

Pharma companies stock decline
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Pharma companies stock decline

Karachi: Listed Pharma companies in Pakistan witness a decline in their stock prices. Market experts say the shrink has been a result of the political instability in Pakistan. Otsuka Pakistan and Sanofi Aventis Pakistan Limited remained the only companies trading in profit out of 9 listed companies. The recent protests by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf and…


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