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DRAP high-up’s willful failure to obey Supreme Court orders is clearly contempt of court

DRAP high-up’s willful failure to obey Supreme Court orders is clearly contempt of court

DRAP high-up’s willful failure to obey Supreme Court orders is clearly contempt of court By: Yasir Khan – Health Reporter – Islamabad ISLAMABAD: On the order of the Supreme Court, the Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) has started the process of appointments in the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) by advertising 192 posts. DRAP advertised for the posts three times but failed to finalize any appointment except CEO. In the wake of media reports on conflicts of interest in medicine industry, health regulator DRAP is facing increasing pressure from government agencies and non-government watchdog groups to manage, reduce and eliminate conflicts that could lead to bias in patient care and research. This article will review recent efforts to increase transparency in relationships between health regulator DRAP and the pharmaceutical, herbal and device industries, and discuss some of the challenges facing DRAP in identifying and reporting conflicts of interest (COIs). A bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk closed a lengthy suo motu hearing on the tangled affairs of DRAP on April 9, 2015 and directed the authorities to appoint “permanent directors” in its 13 directorates within 15 days.DRAP has 14 directorates and only few permanent directors to run them. Furthermore, most of the directors are appointed against prescribed criteria, which are written in DRAP service rules. One year gone but still Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan’s High-ups are not ready to accept the orders of the honorable Supreme court & DRAP high-up’s [...]
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Unlawful Appointment of DRAP CEO & illegal Medicine Price hike can Lead Prime Minister to Disqualification

Unlawful Appointment of DRAP CEO & illegal Medicine Price hike can Lead Prime Minister to Disqualification  Illegal Appointment of DRAP CEO & unlawful Medicine Price hike raising questions on Qualifications of PRIME MINISTER.   BY: MOHAMMAD IMRAN KHAN – CEO PAKISTAN PRESS CLUB  The removal of chief executive officer of Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) is the need of time as Appointment of Dr Muhammad Aslam as CEO DRAP is a shamefully pathetic, illegal and unlawful. The first full time chief executive officer (CEO) for the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP), which was being run on the Ad hoc basis for the last two years, was appointed on Friday 6th February 2015 but unfortunately this appointment was illegal and mala fide. The Establishment Division issued a notification, appointing Dr Muhammad Aslam, who has a doctorate in pharmacy, as the new CEO on a three-year contract. However, according to sources, the contract may be extended for another year. The Establishment Division issued a notification, which was the intentional dishonest act by not fulfilling legal or contractual obligations, misleading nation, entering into an agreement violating basic standards of honesty in dealing with Nation as Dr Muhammad Aslam is a convicted person by Drug Court Peshawar. Appointment letter of Dr Muhammad Aslam as CEO DRAP is a shamefully pathetic document. It shows the overall incompetence of extremely corrupt Pakistani ruling elite. It shows the incompetence of those who drafted it, those who signed it, those who benefited from it, those who took it [...]
Anti-polio drive vitae despite security concerns in Swabi

Anti-polio drive vitae despite security concerns in Swabi

Anti-polio drive vitae despite security concerns  PESHAWAR: A three-day anti-polio drive kicked off on Monday in Swabi, restarting the area ‘s anti-polio effort that was canceled because of security issues last week. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Health Department said 260,000 kids will be vaccinated during the effort. As stated by the Swabi authorities, tight security measures are taken in the district: 629 cellular telephones are deployed for the anti-polio campaign, that’ll be run by 25 passage teams 59 fixed teams and four teams that were roaming.On Nov 30, Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) District Coordinator Dr. Yaqoob was shot dead, and his motorist injured when unknown assailants opened fired on his car in Swabi, reported NEWS previously. A cop was gunned down in another assault on the exact same day. The following morning, residents of Dodhar hamlet and hospital staff protested against the killing of Dr Yaqoob, obstructing the road for a number of hours and demanding arrests of the killers. The three-day anti-polio campaign was scheduled to begin on Nov 30, but the health workers refused to run it in the demonstration against the government’s failure to detain the killers of Dr Yaqoob. After the killing of Yaqoob, the EPI and well-being staff had refused to run door to door effort over security anxieties, concurring just to vaccinate kids inside health centers. Polio workers have for ages been targeted due to rumors the polio immunization drive is a conspiracy to sterilize Muslims or a front for espionage. The gossips have made inhabitants of [...]
Hormone boost 'may help infertility'

Hormonal boost ‘may help infertility’

Hormone boost ‘may help infertility’ A review shedding light on the road key hormones influence the brain might lead the method for new fertility treatments, scientists say. The Imperial College London group analyzed five females with hypothalamic amenorrhea – an ailment typical in players, making periods end.Exciting the brain to create more of the hormone, kisspeptin, might increase fertility, they said. They claimed it demonstrated a fascinating idea, as the research is little. The researchers looked over another reproductive hormone that will be exhausted in females and kisspeptin with HA, possibly resulting in pregnancy, and disrupting the menstruation period. Pressure or anorexia About one in 100 ladies in England, plus one in 10 skilled female players, have HA. Alongside players, it’s typical in females under serious tension, or who’ve anorexia. In these ladies, the hypothalamus – part of the brain which adjusts the menstrual period – stops producing hormones properly. The precise reason is unknown. The group analyzed two hormones produced by the hypothalamus – kisspeptin and luteinising hormone (LH). Kisspeptin sparks the launch of LH within the brain, researchers said. Women’s reproductive cycles are regulated by lH. It’s among the hormones which helps make the womb to get a fertilised egg. Ladies may quit making eggs, having periods, when the quantity of LH, as well as other hormones, in the torso falls. The research stated, as HA is related to reduced degrees of LH, it may cause infertility. But HA isn’t [...]
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Indiana hospital caring for MERS patient still busy

Indiana hospital caring for MERS patient still bustling Along a stretch of decay-belt suburbia in Indiana, the City Hospital in Munster now boasts the dubious distinction to be the initial U.S. service to acknowledge an individual using the lethal Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). National and state health authorities confirmed the initial U.S. event of herpes on Friday. The individual, a male health staff, started showing signs upon his return for the Usa, and had moved to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, they said.Separately, Saudi authorities on Saturday said the price of attacks was increasing in the united states, where MERS was initially discovered in 2012. The total number of instances within the empire is 396, of whom greater than a quarter have died. At Community Hospital, however, the headlines didn’t appear to develop stress among Munster people right after it had been broadcast on local media outlets. The er was busy with individuals on Friday evening, and all of the almost 20 seats within the candle lit waiting area was taken. “Nobody’s freaking out or something, atleast that I can see. Maybe theyare all wearing masks upstairs, although not down below,” said 24-year-old Michael Gibson, of regional Hammond, Indiana, who’d brought his partner towards the hospital for treatment. He said he found local media coverage of the MERS finding earlier that evening, but trusted the clinic required appropriate measures to safeguard its people. A previous customer for the Neighborhood IM, he explained the quantity of individuals appeared no lighter [...]
Researchers stand heads over lethal MERS disease in Gulf

Researchers stand heads over lethal MERS disease in Gulf

Dangerous new disease spreading over the Gulf states is baffling scientists Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, is called a coronavirus due to the top-like form under a microscope. Each day sees new attacks in a number of places as well as in recent months deaths have already been described in the United Arab Emirates as well as Saudi Arabia.The World Health Organisation has agreed to send specialists to both countries to gauge the spread of the danger and also herpes. MERS is regarded as less infectious but more lethal than the associated SARS virus which killed almost 800 people over ten years ago.“Most of the cases reported are the folks who’re currently struggling with various other illness. Today, this type of person those who’re acquiring illness from anywhere. How have they obtained that disease? That’s what we don’t know. However when these folks arrived at a medical facility – or they’re in your home setting – those individuals who interact to get a prolonged time together – they get infected even when they’re not serious victims,” said Physician Ram Mohan Shukla, expert in infectious diseases in the al-Zahra hospital in Sharjah, near Dubai. Experts say despite the fact that a vaccine might be created, almost it’d not sound right. Herpes may cause pneumonia, fever and coughing – having a reported death rate of 30%. “I’m really scared because I believe they ought to give us extra information on which safety precautions to get and the way to keep ourselves from it,” said a lady in Dubai. Scientists want to [...]
Best home remedies for Women menstrual cramps and pain that bring you pleasantness and confidence back.

Remedies for menstrual pain and cramps

Best home remedies for pain and cramps Best home remedies for Women menstrual cramps and pain that bring you pleasantness and confidence back. As women, all of US know menstrual period, have regular time as well as appreciate that it happens. However, the majority of women experience severe menstrual cramps and discomfort that hinder assurance and their school, work, day to day activities. This writing can help you get clear about the menstrual pains reality and also the best natural home remedies for pain and menstrual cramps.Best Home Remedies For Pain – And Menstrual Cramps Why They Work I. menstrual cramps facts natural home remedies for menstrual cramps details Menstrual cramps occur in menstruating women within their pelvic and stomach areas. Though both problems often are experienced as continuous operations, the pains will vary for the distress during the premenstrual syndrome. Many women have premenstrual syndrome and both time cramps. Menstrual cramps vary from moderate to severe. Moderate period pains may be barely visible and so they don’t cause your pain while severe period pains could make you’ve severe pain. Severe pains constitute 1/7 in most women. Clinically, period pains are called dysmenorrhea. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications are popularly-used to cure pains.Period pains can be alleviated by daily physical exercises. II. Best Home Remedies For Pain And Menstrual Cramps Rather than taking supplements to help ease menstrual cramps, you are able to use natural home remedies for the time pains and pain, including physical and dietary [...]
Spinal implants aid paralysed patients in medical tests

Spinal implants help paralysed patients in tests

Spinal implants aid paralysed patients proved in medical tests Four men paralysed below the stomach for a long time have regained some movement within their feet because of a cutting-edge electric device inserted to their spines, centered on research performed with a group of researchers in the University of Louisville, Kentucky. The unit can be an array of epidural electrodes driven with a small battery that was inserted to the topics spinal-cord.                                    Once the individual turns it on electric signals are sent which copy the signs that the brain sends. They consequently engage the neural system to direct the muscle actions. “What we see today with one of these four people now having the ability to have unconscious control of features like bowel and bladder and voluntary control and voluntary movement of the limbs is extremely interesting. It’s a landmark. It’s not the end of the study,” explained Dr. Roderic Pettigrew. Therefore it could react once the communications did appear in the brain the low spinal-cord more excitable was created by the electrical stimulation. Kent Stephenson took part in the test. “I’ve also seen some gains for that excitement instruction even if its switched off. Like there’s been enormous changes in my colon, bladder and sexual function,” he explained. The US National Institute of Health is purchasing products that may focus on people that are paralysed within their upper limbs in addition to more complex stimulators [...]
West Africa Doctors fight to contain Ebola outbreak

West Africa Doctors battling to contain Ebola outbreak

Physicians at an airport in Guinea, west Africa have now been battling to retain the spread of the deadly Ebola disease. It’s the worst outbreak in years. Passengers’ body conditions are measured by thermal picture cameras. Health personnel are alerted to everyone more than 38 degrees Celsius. Harry Jagatic, a physian type the international medical charity Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said people who’d sought medical aid in the first phases of the condition, had greater odds of success.“When an individual comes early, approaches us early inside the illness then we’ve seen better results. Other factors including degree of inoculation of the condition, meaning just how much of herpes they were subjected to can also be an issue,” said Jagatic. Ebola may live in bats, rats and monkeys and may be handed down to individuals who eat the bushmeat. The herpes virus causes vomiting, fever and external and internal bleeding. It’s of a 90-percent fatality rate. There’s no known cure. The episode has spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone. Ebola Virus Disease Outbreaks Countries suffering from the Ebola disease contain, Uganda, DR Congo, Sudan, Gabon, South Africa (ex-Gabon), Ivory Coast, Liberia, and Guinea.
Using essential oils rather than pesticides to fight malaria

Using essential oils to fight malaria

According to the World Health Organisation, more than 250 million people worldwide are infected with malaria – a disease that kills more than 650,000 people each year, most of them in sub-Saharan Africa. Researchers at the University of Neuchâtel in Switzerland have been working on a new, highly effective and environmentally safe mosquito repellent. Their study is based on the behavior of mosquitoes. The idea is to disturb their attraction to humans.In nature, mosquitoes detect people through volatile molecules emitted by the human skin, their breath or their temperature. Scientists checked what nature had to offer. They found that a special mixture of essential oils was about as effective against malaria mosquitoes as repellents like the highly toxic chemical, Deet. “Deet is a well known repellent, but it is known to have neurological effects. It affects synapses between neurons, that’s well known. So it affects some of the enzymes, for example, that are normally used to decompose some of our neurotransmitters. Our natural products do not have these characteristics,” explained Patrick Guerin, head of research at the Department of Animal Physiology at the University of Neuchâtel.The researchers analysed the extracts of 80 plants and developed the repellent which is both safe for humans to use and environmentally-friendly as well as fully biodegradable. They subjected it to a number of tests: they looked at the mosquitoes’ behaviour when exposed to a typical human odour, for example a sock impregnated with sweat. When the repellent was applied to the sock, the [...]