XDR typhoid outbreak continues to claim lives of Karachiites

XDR typhoid outbreak continues to claim lives of Karachiites

KARACHI: The Sindh Health Department on Tuesday admitted that it has no plan to stop the spread of the extensively drug-resistant (XDR) strain of typhoid fever in the province. Sindh Minister for Health Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho said that the XDR typhoid has claimed four lives since its outbreak from...

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Pharmaceuticals recall cancer-causing drugs that were used to treat blood pressure

Pharmaceuticals recall cancer-causing drugs that were used to treat blood pressure

TOKYO: The Japanese subsidiary of Pfizer is recalling a drug for high blood pressure which was found to contain a carcinogenic substance in its active ingredient valsartan, the drugmaker said on Friday. More than 763,000 tablets of the drug Amvalo, manufactured from April to July in Mylan Laboratories Limited in...

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Pharmacy stock runs low as drug prices hike, customers return empty-handed

Pharmacy stock runs low as drug prices hike, customers return empty-handed

ISTANBUL: The shelf of heart disease drugs in Hulya Akpinar’s Istanbul pharmacy is almost bare, and patients seeking medicine for blood pressure and diabetes leave empty-handed. For months Akpinar says she, and pharmacists across the city, have faced a shortage of critical stocks caused by a government decision to keep...

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Citizens struggle to afford medicine after price hike

Citizens struggle to afford medicine after price hike

Mohammad Rifique has seven children, and they tend to fall sick in the winter. They often catch coughs, sore throats or fevers but this year it is getting difficult, Mr Rifique said, to provide medicines for them. “I’ve heard that antibiotics shouldn’t be used for such illnesses, but doctors have...

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Treatment beyond the reach of poor as drug prices hike

Treatment beyond the reach of poor as drug prices hike

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) on Tuesday noted that the recent hike in drug prices by as much as 15 per cent was inevitable and restrained itself from commenting on the matter. The court was hearing a case related to the use of substandard stents on the plea of National...

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3 suspects arrested during police operation in Karachi

3 suspects arrested during police operation in Karachi

KARACHI: Three suspects were arrested Tuesday night from various areas of the city, police said, with two of them being a fugitive and a wanted one. A drug-seller was arrested from Sharafi Goth late last night, the senior superintendent of police (SSP) for Malir said, adding that contraband was recovered from his...

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Police officer embraces martyrdom during drug-selling raid

Police officer embraces martyrdom during drug-selling raid

RAWALPINDI: A police officer was killed during a raid carried out Thursday night here in the Wah Cantt police station’s jurisdiction, authorities said. According to the spokesperson for the Rawalpindi Police, Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Riaz was critically injured when the suspects opened fire during a raid at a drug-sellers’ den....

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ANF recovers hidden ice from Abu-Dhabi’s passenger peddling drugs

ANF recovers hidden ice from Abu-Dhabi’s passenger peddling drugs

RAWALPINDI: The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) on Thursday recovered one kilogramme of ice from a passenger at the New Islamabad Airport, media sources reported. Officials of the ANF said they recovered one kilogramme of ice from the luggage of a passenger who was set to board an Abu Dhabi-bound flight (EY-232)....

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How Long Drugs Actually Stay in Your System

How Long Drugs Actually Stay in Your System

Drugs like marijuana, cocaine, and MDMA can remain in your system for days, weeks, and even months. But they vary drastically in how long they can be detected in your urine, blood, and hair.

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