Services animals are a modern, furry medicine

Services animals are a modern, furry medicine

For one local resident, having a service dog is a comfort whether she is at home or out in public. Suzette Critchlow rarely goes anywhere without LuLu, a certified service dog that provides her with comfort to calm her anxiety. LuLu wears a pink vest outlined in black with the words “Service Dog” clearly marked. But, she […]

Role of generic medicines & better world

Role of generic medicines & better world

MUHAMMAD NADEEM BHATTI Pakistan is a country where 7.3 out of 1000 people die every year because of non availability of medicines. In the world, medicines play an important role in health systems; however one third of the world population does not have access to essential medicines. We probably have no idea how much medicines […]

Panel to present report on medicine theft in Punjab

Panel to present report on medicine theft in Punjab

PHOTO: REUTERS/ File LAHORE: The Punjab Health Department has advised the inquiry committee members to complete the investigations in three days over the issue of theft of medicines and allotting a tender to a substandard company. Besides Health Secretary Saqib Zafar, Punjab Minister for Health Dr Yasmin Rashid also took a strict stance over the issue […]

Dr Reddy's is busy rationalising manufacturing capacities

Dr Reddy's is busy rationalising manufacturing capacities

In an attempt at reining in costs, Dr Reddy’s is on a drive to prune its seemingly excess manufacturing capacities. On Monday, the company announced that it has entered into an agreement with Therapiva Private Ltd, for the sale of its API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient) manufacturing business unit, located in Hyderabad. “The divestiture of our […]

'Dark day': Congo rebels kill 2 health agents fighting Ebola

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Congo’s health minister called it a “dark day” for everyone fighting the deadly Ebola outbreak after rebels shot and killed two medical agents with the Congolese army who had been assisting health officials. It appeared to be the first time health workers have been killed by rebels in this outbreak, which is […]

Bioelectronic medicine treatment effective for lupus, pilot clinical trial shows

Bioelectronic medicine treatment effective for lupus, pilot clinical trial shows

CHICAGO, IL — A bioelectronic medicine device was effective in reducing pain and fatigue in patients with lupus, according to Feinstein Institute for Medical Research Professor Cynthia Aranow, MD, who will present pilot clinical trial results Tuesday at the American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Professional’s (ACR/ARHP) Annual Meeting. These initial results offer promise to […]