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Feeling the Pulse of Health Sector in Pakistan

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August 15-31, 2017
Volume 18 Number 16


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.

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.

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.

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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