Crisper Pill will replace antibiotics but it still requires years of research before it reaches to consumers

LAHORE: Pharmaceutical industry cannot change the Government but it must strive to change it behavior to provide business friendly environment to the pharmaceutical industry so that it can progress, grow and compete in the developed world. This was stated by Dr. Sarfraz K. Niazi a pioneer in Biosimilar, writer, teacher, author and founder of Therapeutics Proteins and Biosimilar Company, USA. He was one of the invited guest speakers at the Pakistan Pharma Summit-III organized by Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association here from July 24-25, 2017.

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Pharma industry should move towards innovations, specialty, complex drugs, innovations in dosage, drug delivery system besides combination therapy

LAHORE: Global pharmaceutical market was going very fast. There was a time when USA and Japan accounted for 62% of the world pharma market but then China and India entered the market. During the last few years the pharma market has grown by 1.4% in the developed countries as compared to 14.5% growth in the developing countries.

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Vice Chancellors, Principals, MS of medical, teaching institutions unanimously recommend ban on bodies like YDA

LAHORE: Vice Chancellors of medical universities, Principals of medical colleges and Medical Superintendents of teaching hospitals which met here last week has unanimously recommended to the authorities to ban activities of bodies like Young Doctors Association to ensure efficient provision of healthcare to the patients.  The meeting was chaired by Kh. Salman Rafique Minister for Specialized Health Care and Medical Education.

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Drug Regulators should work as facilitators, currently 5 Pakistani Pharma companies are investing overseas because our business environment is not friendly-Dr. Kaiser Waheed

LAHORE: Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (PPMA) organized its Third Pakistan Pharma Summit here from July 24-25, 2017. The theme of the Summit was “Expanding the Possibilities” and it attracted a large number of representatives from different sections of the pharmaceutical industry i.e., manufacturing, quality control, marketing besides drug regulators and government officials. Dr. Kaiser Waheed Chairman PPMA in his welcome address said that Pakistan was a developing country though the West considers us under-developed country.

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Strict price control of drugs has created uncertainty for pharma industry-Jawed Akhai

LAHORE: Mr. Jawed Akhai, Chairman Martin Dow made a Thematic presentation on Pakistan’s Pharma industry at the Pakistan Pharma Summit-III organized by PPMA here from July 24-25, 2017. It was attended by a large number of representatives from different sections of the pharma industry, regulatory agencies besides academia. During his presentation while he talked about the problems faced by the industry he also highlighted its success story. However, the industry, he said, could do much better provided the regulatory framework, was helpful and supportive. Pharma is a Sunrise industry which can lead to economic prosperity.

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New study may lead to speedy recovery from hip fractures

DURHAM:Each year in the United States more than 300,000 people are hospitalized for hip fractures. Almost half never recover well enough to live an independent lifestyle and, even worse, the one-year mortality rate is high, ranging from 12 percent to 37 percent.

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No country in the world fully meets recommended standards for breastfeeding

GENEVA/NEW YORK: No country in the world fully meets recommended standards for breastfeeding, according to a new report by UNICEF and WHO in collaboration with the Global Breastfeeding Collective, a new initiative to increase global breastfeeding rates.

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PPIs can increase risk of kidney disease

People who take proton pump inhibitors for stomach acid reflux run a greater risk of chronic kidney disease than those who take H2-receptor antagonists for the same complaint, a new study published in Gastroenterology reports.

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Biological bypass shows promise in coronary artery disease

A new gene therapy that targets the heart and requires only one treatment session has been found safe for patients with coronary artery disease, according to a successful trial carried out in Finland. Enhancing circulation in the oxygen-deficient heart muscle, the effects were visible even one year after the treatment.

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Researchers urge caution in prescribing commonly used drug to treat ADHD

Authors of new Cochrane Review remain uncertain about effect of widely used medicine on ADHD symptoms, despite large amount of research. Some evidence of increased sleeplessness and loss of appetite leads researchers to encourage more caution in use of methylphenidate.

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Clear link between income and survival after cardiac surgery

The higher a patient’s income, the better are his or her chances of surviving cardiac surgery in both the short and long term. This is the finding of a new registry study by researchers from Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC).

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Blood formation: Bone Marrow and blood stem cells work in close harmony

Stem cells have two important capabilities: they can develop into a wide range of cell types and simultaneously renew themselves, creating fresh stem cells. Using a model of the blood forming (hematopoietic) system, researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now been able to precisely determine, which signaling pathways play an essential role in the self-renewal of blood stem cells. A particularly decisive role in this process is the interactive communication with surrounding tissue cells in the bone marrow.

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Occupations linked to an increased risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis

New research indicates that certain occupations may put workers at an elevated risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis. The findings, which appear in Arthritis Care & Research, suggest that work-related factors, such as noxious airborne agents, may contribute to the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis. 

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