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Standing committee concerned about Karachi’s growing drug problem

Members angry at ANF over failure to arrest suppliers

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October 18, 2019


FDA approves a drug to treat postpartum depression that only the rich can afford

Risks include loss of consciousness and abnormal oxygen levels in the blood

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March 21, 2019


Police foil two drug smuggling bids at the Islamabad airport and on the highway

Ice and hashish has been seized from the suspects

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December 27, 2018


ASF foils heroin smuggling bid at Islamabad airport

Drug was hidden in the boxes of Vaseline and beauty creams

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December 19, 2018


Canada legalises recreational marijuana

We want to keep the drug out of the hands of minors, said PM Justin Trudeau

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October 17, 2018


The drug regulatory authority is recalling heart medication that could cause cancer

The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan has stopped nine companies from producing and distributing a drug used to control blood pressure and prevent heart failure because it may cause cancer. The authority says the drug, valsartan, has chemicals that may cause cancer and has also recalled it from markets. The move comes after the United…

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July 15, 2018


Karachi teenagers falling prey to a new drug

KARACHI: Teenagers in the metropolitan city have fallen prey to a new drug – ecstasy. SAMAA has obtained footage of a dance party where the teenagers are dancing after taking tablets of ecstasy. The dance parties are held in farm houses situated in Karachi’s Defence and Super Highway areas where the youngsters were seen using…

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March 20, 2018


Poland legalises medical cannabis

NEWS DESK: Pharmacists in Poland will be allowed to treat people with cannabis after the drug was legalised for medicinal purposes, reported The Independent. Under new regulations that came into force on Wednesday cannabis from imported plants can be processed at Polish pharmacies – as long as it has been logged with the country’s Office…

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November 7, 2017


Finish your antibiotics course? Maybe not, experts say

PARIS: British disease experts on Thursday suggested doing away with the “incorrect” advice to always finish a course of antibiotics, saying the approach was fuelling the spread of drug resistance.

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July 27, 2017


Star Wars actor Carrie Fisher dies at 60

LOS ANGELES: Carrie Fisher, who rose to fame as Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” films and later endured drug addiction and stormy romances with show business heavyweights, died on Tuesday, her daughter said through a family spokesman.

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December 28, 2016


Bollywood actress Mamta Kulkarni pleads innocence in drug case

Mumbai: Former Bollywood actress Mamta Kulkarni, who was named as an accused in a Rs. 2,000 crore ephedrine drug haul case, has pleaded innocence, a media report said. “Don’t look at me as an accused but as a victim of a conspiracy,” said Ms Kulkarni, based in Kenya, in a recorded speech played by her…

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September 10, 2016


Drugs may not deserve reputations for sleep disruption

BERLIN: Drug labels sometimes warn that the medications may disrupt sleep, but a new study suggests these drugs don’t cause troubled sleep for most people. The researchers found “barely” any link between medications that warned about potential sleep disturbances and actual sleep problems among thousands of people interviewed for the study. “Sleep disturbances are a…

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June 12, 2016


Pakistan to import ‘game-changing’ Hepatitis-C drug: officials

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has authorized the import of an expensive Hepatitis-C drug from the United States to improve treatment for the estimated eight million people carrying the blood infection, officials said Monday. Hailed by experts as a game-changer, Sovaldi, which has been on the market since 2013, costs around $1,000 per pill in the US or $84,000…

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February 22, 2016


Body-building supplement overuse signals new male eating disorder

NEW YORK: Low-self esteem, poor body image and a perception of not meeting the modern ideal of masculinity are driving more men to consume over-the-counter body-building supplements, constituting what researchers believe is an emerging eating disorder. Supplements such as whey protein, creatine and L-cartinine are used to improve athletic performance and physique and are sold…

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August 7, 2015


US regulators give limited approval to cholesterol drug

WASHINGTON: US regulators on Friday approved a new cholesterol drug called Praluent, made by Sanofi and Regeneron, for people with certain genetic risk factors for heart disease. The injectable drug is the first of its kind to gain approval on the US market, and offers an alternative to popular pill-based statins. However, the US Food…

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July 25, 2015


Experts support call for lower cancer drug prices

NEW YORK: A group of 118 leading cancer experts have developed a list of proposals designed to reduce the cost of cancer drugs, and support a grassroots patient protest movement to pressure drug companies to charge what they deem a fair value for treatments. The experts include former presidents of the American Society of Clinical…

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July 23, 2015


With feds slow to act, states target e-cigarette sales to minors

NEW YORK: Frustrated by the slow pace of federal action, state attorneys general are waging their own campaigns against the sale and advertising of e-cigarettes to minors. More than a dozen AGs, including those in New York, California, Indiana and Ohio, are using new state and local laws – some of which they helped craft…

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July 10, 2015


Diabetes drug helps people lose weight

MIAMI: Liraglutide, an injectable diabetes drug that US regulators approved last year for weight loss, helped obese people lose an average of 18 pounds (eight kilograms), a yearlong study said Wednesday. Most patients were able to keep the weight off for the duration of the 56-week study on the drug marketed as Saxenda by Novo…

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July 2, 2015


Medical marijuana may help some symptoms, but not all

WASHINGTON: Medical marijuana shows some effectiveness in helping treat chronic pain but there is less evidence of its success in warding off nausea or helping ill patients gain weight, researchers said Tuesday. The issue of whether or not medical marijuana works remains a matter of debate, even as 23 US states and the US capital,…

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June 24, 2015


Study links erectile dysfunction drug with skin cancer

MIAMI: A class of erectile dysfunction drugs that includes Viagra has been linked to a slight increase in the risk of the skin cancer melanoma, according to a study Tuesday. While the research in the Journal of the American Medical Association stops short of proving that the drugs cause melanoma, researchers said their findings warrant…

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June 23, 2015


Experimental drug regrows damaged body tissue

MIAMI: An experimental drug treatment has opened a new door in regenerative medicine by helping lab mice regrow damaged liver, colon and bone marrow tissue, US researchers said. If the therapy is found to work in humans, scientists say it may save the lives of people who are critically ill with colon or liver disease…

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June 12, 2015

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