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Govt to provide funds for promoting pharmaceutical research culture: Azam Swati

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Azam Khan Swati on Tuesday said the government would provide sufficient funds for both private and government sectors to promote the pharmaceutical research culture in the country. Addressing a two-day international conference on 'Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery', he urged Pakistani scientists to develop mutual research projects with local industry and use the expertise of their foreigner partners to stimulate Research and Development in Pakistan. The…

President stresses on promoting research, science in country

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Tuesday underscored the need to focus on promoting research and technology-based knowledge among the students to enable Pakistan to join the ranks of advanced countries. In a briefing on the COMSATS University by its Rector Dr Raheel Qamar at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad, Arif Alvi emphasised that promotion of education was the top priority of the government. He said universities had an important role in the human resource development, which ultimately contributed toward economic…

OxyContin maker stops promoting opioids, cuts sales staff

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP said on Saturday that it has cut its sales force in half and will stop promoting opioids to physicians, following widespread criticism of the ways that drugmakers market addictive painkillers. The drugmaker said it will inform doctors on Monday that its sales representatives will no longer visit physician offices to discuss its opioid products. It will now have about 200 sales representatives, Purdue said. “We have restructured and significantly reduced our commercial operation and will…

India promoting terrorism on western border as well: Asif

  India was promoting terrorism on western border as well and Indian spy Kulbhushan Yadev was the biggest evidence to prove this fact Newly-elected Minister for Foreign Affairs said Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Sunday, ARY News reported. “Pakistan wants to build good neighbourly relations with India, but India does not fully abide by the treaties signed between the countries,” he said while talking to media in Sialkot. The foreign minister said India’s non-compliance with the Indus Waters Treaty was creating hurdles for…