First reluctance and then incomplete lockdown has failed to achieve the desired objectives

Karachi: Failure of the politicians and the Federal, Provincial Governments in Pakistan to plan a uniform strategy to control COVID19 pandemic has prolonged our fight against this virus which it now appears will last for a couple of months.

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Many specialized institutes offering tertiary care facilities were established by the previous Government

LAHORE: An American trained Pakistani physician once remarked that “People living in Third world should never dream of getting First World healthcare”. It is a fact that we cannot compete with the developed world in any field but that does not mean that we should give up.

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Brain may be new therapeutic target to improve breathing following lung injury in COVID-19 patients

New research published recently in The Journal of Physiology suggests that lung injury is not limited to the lungs. Targeting the part of the brain that controls breathing and blood flow might help patients with respiratory disorders, such as lung injury due to COVID-19, and speed the process of weaning patients from mechanical ventilators.

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Election of President during 1992 CPSP Elections

A detailed review of Prof Khawaja Saadiq Hassan’s autobiography “Reflections” by Mr. Shaukat Ali Jawaid has been published in the Fortnightly PULSE International recently. I would like to state my version of the CPSP 1992 elections and the affairs of the College for the benefit of your readers.

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Pharmaceuticals is highly fragmented market, capital intensive industry and cost of doing business is very high-Javed Ghulam Mohammad

ISLAMABAD: Global pharmaceuticals market size in 2019 was US$ 1.25 Trillion and it has a growth of 5.5%. Almost 44% of this market is in North America, 11% in Canada, Japan has 6%, China 6%. Most of the growth in Pharmaceuticals has been witnessed in China, Brazil and India.

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Amendments in patent laws should be done carefully - Hafiz Azizur Rehman

ISLAMABAD: One of the sessions during the 5th Pakistan Pharma Summit organized by PPMA here on February 19th was devoted to Patent Laws and Access to Medicines. Dr. Hafiz Azizur Rehman Assistant Professor of Law and Legal Advisor to the president of International Islamic University Islamabad was the first speaker.

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Newly discovered mechanism can explain increased risk of dementia

Millions of people around the world use acid suppressants called proton pump inhibitors for conditions like heartburn, gastritis and stomach ulcers. Researchers at Karolinska Institute in Sweden now report that how the long-term use of these drugs could increase the risk of developing dementia.

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