De-regulation of Pharma Industry and De-control of drug prices will ensure innovations and development- Farid Hassan

LAHORE AND KARACHI: We are living in changing times and there is a disruptive change. It is unpredictable. However, it is exciting to see turnaround and be with the wining team. Innovation becomes a part of DNA if people are creative. For investors it is good news, business is growing, increased sales, earning and more profits. In my career I have never seen there is a problem in these journeys. This was stated by Mr. Farid Hassan, a world renowned personality who is known for his Turnaround and Transformation of the companies he headed.  During his career he has lead many companies including multinational pharmaceutical giants like Sandoz, Wyeth, Pharmacia Upjohn and Schering Plough.

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Royal College of Physicians London has over 30,000 Members and Fellows of which 20% are overseas

LAHORE: Royal College of Physicians London is a professional body for physicians with over thirty thousand members and fellows all over the world and 20% of them are overseas. It includes 439 in India, 179 in Pakistan and 232 in Sri Lanka.  We are patient centered and clinically led  working  to achieve our Mission which is influencing the way healthcare is designed and delivered, supporting our Members and Fellows besides promoting Good Health and prevention of diseases  across the population. This was stated by Dr. Fraz Mir, Associate International Director of RCP London for South Asia while speaking on RCP London Initiatives in Pakistan at the AZNMC-RCP London International Medical Conference held recently.

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Punjab to establish Pakistan’s First University of Paediatrics

LAHORE: Advisor to the Chief Minister Punjab Mr. SalmanRafiq has appreciated the idea of establishing Pakistan’s First University of Paediatrics at Children’s Hospital Lahore and suggested to its Dean Prof. Masood Sadiq to prepare details and we can present this proposal with the Chief Minister Punjab shortly for approval. He was inaugurating the 11th annual of symposium The Children’s Hospital and Institute of Children’s Diseases here on March 18th2016. The symposium attracted a large number of eminent paediatrician from all over the country besides a good number of invited guest speakers from United Kingdom and India.

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We need to diagnose pituitary tumour much early than we do-Prof. John Wass

LAHORE: We need to diagnose the pituitary tumour much early than we do and these patients get medical attention too late. This was stated by Prof.  John A. H. Wass, Professor of Endocrinology, Oxford Center for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism while delivering Azra Naheed Memorial State of the Art lecture during the recently held International Medical Conference jointly organized by AZNMC and Royal College of Physicians at Lahore from February 26-28, 2016.

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Islam Medical & Dental College, Sialkot

SIALKOT: Islam Medical & Dental College is located at a distance of about eight Kilometers from the Center of Sialkot City on Pasrur Road. With purpose built campus, well equipped lecture halls, library and auditorium, well staffed basic as well as clinical departments and excellent diagnostic facilities, Islam Medical & Dental Colleges seems to have much better teaching and training facilities as compared to most of the newly established medical and dental colleges in the public as well as private sector. That is one of the reasons that this institution was recognized by Pakistan Medical & Dental Council on its first visit and it is allowed to enroll one hundred fifty students in the MBBS Class and Fifty students in the BDS class.

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Physicians should not remain imprisoned in their own specialty but look at the patient as a whole-Peter Trewby

LAHORE: Prof. Peter Trewby from UK was the first speaker on the first session on Day-2 of the International Medical Conference jointly organized by Azra Naheed Medical College and Royal College of Physicians London held here from February 26-28th 2016.. This session was chaired by Prof. Arif Mehmood Siddiqui while Prof. M. Atif Qureshi was the moderator for this session.

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Healthcare professionals reminded to promote the use of Low Dose Aspirin therapy in its well established indications

GUJRANWALA & SIALKOT: Pakistan Aspirin Foundation as a part of its Continuing Medical Education programme for healthcare professionals organized panel discussion on Medical Uses of Aspirin at Gujranwala and Sialkot on March 8th and 9th respectively. A select group of cardiologists, physicians, obstetricians &gynecologists and Surgeons besides leading Family Physicians were invited to have their feedback on these Guidelines which were distributed among the participants along with an informative booklet in Urdu on Aspirin- a lifesaving miracle drug authored by late Dr. Maqbool H. Jafary and Mr. Shaukat Ali Jawaid Chief Editor of Pulse International who is also Secretary of the Foundation.

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DRAP to clear 7,500 pending cases of drug registration soon-M. Aslam

ISLAMABAD: Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) will clear all 7,500 pending cases of drugs registration in current year. According to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of DRAP, Dr Muhammad Aslam out of total registration cases, 3,500 were old pending cases from year 2010 to year 2015 while 4,000 cases were pending due to technical reasons like submission of incomplete documents or registration fees.

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Dr. Farhan Zaheer performs Otsuka Lucky draw

KARACHI: Healthcare professionals including nurses and paramedics needs to be constantly reminded to uphold professional ethics and follow the standard operating procedures. Pricking of IV infusion Bottles has become habit which will take time to give it up.This was stated Dr. Farhan Zaheer, Associate Professor of Surgery Civil Hospital Karachi. He was performing the Otsuka Lucky drawin connection with their campaign against Hepatitis spread, held at Otsuka Head Office on March 28th, 2016.

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