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December 1-14, 2018
Volume 19 Number 23


DRAP fails to check corruption, unethical
marketing practices by Pharma trade & industry

ISLAMABAD: Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) which is one of the regulatory bodies and monitoring agencies to check corruption and unethical marketing practices by the pharma trade and industry has miserably failed to perform its duties. Billions of rupees are spent by pharmaceutical companies who believe and practice unethical marketing practices to bribe members of the medical profession through different ways to influence their prescribing practices and increase their sales.

 Importance of Medical Research,
Scientific Writing, Institutional practice
and cost effective solution to health problems

Many thanks for gifting a copy of the book “Scientific Writing: A Guide to the Art of Medical Writing and Scientific Publishing” edited by Shaukat Ali Jawaid and Dr. Masood Jawaid. The book is a valuable guide for undertaking medical research and scientific publishing for medics and also for para medics as the paramedics are also very important for holistic health care. There is a well-known adage “Publish or Perish”. The Nations who do not publish, perish- there is no innovation which is very important for progress.

Speakers discuss Diagnosis and Management
of Acute Coronary Syndrome

KARACHI: Due to tremendous advancement in the field of medicine, future is computerized treatment and chances of errors will be small. Patient and physicians contact will be focused to contact with computerization. Future of cardiologists looks very bright in Pakistan. This was stated by Prof. Kaleemuddin Aziz, Pioneer Pediatric cardiologist of the country while speaking as chief guest at a Symposium on Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) organized by Pakistan Cardiac Society Karachi Chapter at local hotel here on 17th November 2018. 

Training in Medical Journalism by a Mentor

Dr. Maqbool H Jafary training scholarship for junior medical editors was an opportunity for me to learn and furnish my editorial skills in medical journalism. It provides an excellent opportunity on how to run journal effectively, when resources are scarce. I consider myself lucky to be selected for this week long training course organized by Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences under the supervision of Mr. Shaukat Ali Jawaid its chief editor.

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