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October 1-14 2015
Volume 16 Number 19


Gout is a chronic, relapsing disease,
lowering uric acid protects against joint,
organ damage - Prof. Austin

KARACHI: Gout is a chronic remitting and relapsing disease. Lowering uric acid protects against joint damage and organ damage. Febuxostat is the first line of therapy for prophylaxis and it is more potent than Allopurinol. The therapy has to be continued for life long for majority of the patients. This was stated by Dr. Austin G. Stack MD, Professor and Chair of Medicine, University Hospital Limerick, Graduate Entry Medical School at University of Limerick, Ireland.

 Licensed Drug Manufacturers should be
controlled, monitored through
Drugs Act and DRAP

KARACHI: Mr. Saeed Allawala Chairman Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufactures Association (PPMA) has rejected the Punjab Drugs Ordinance. Addressing a press conference along with other members of the Central Executive Committee Mr. Zahid Saeed, Mr. Ilyas and Mr.Amjad, the PPMA chairman said that the licensed drug manufacturers should be controlled and monitored through the Drugs Act 1976 and Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP). 

 Symposium on Essentials of Child &
Adolescent Psychiatric Practice at
Peshawar on October 3, 2015

PESHAWAR: Horizon Welfare Agency Peshawar in collaborationwith Ibadat Hospital Peshawar and WPA Zone 15, Royal College of PsychiatristsUK and Pakistan PsychiatricSociety are organizing a one day symposium on Essentials of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Practice here on October 3, 2015.The symposium is also being supported by Asian Federation of PsychiatristsAssociation, University of the Punjab, Children of War Foundation and WPA Section on Psychiatric Rehabilitation andChild and Adolescent Psychiatry.

PAME-Health RAB organize Workshops on
Medical Writing at KMSMC Sialkot and
Avicenna Medical College, Lahore

SIALKOT & LAHORE: As a part of its Continuing Medical Education programme, Pakistan Association of Medical Editors (PAME) in collaboration with Health Research Advisory Board (Health RAB) organized workshops on Medical Writing at Khawaja Muhammad Safdar Medical College Sialkot on September 7th and at Avicenna Medical College, Lahore on September 8th 2015.


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