Mobile Court fines 5 drug stores in Mymensingh

A mobile court fined five medicine shops and sealed another for selling date expired medicines at Chechua Bazar in Muktagachha upazila of Mymensingh district on Tuesday. The court, led by Dr Umme Afsari Johra, upazila nirbahi officer of Muktagachha, fined four shops Tk 30,000 each and one shop Tk 20,000. …

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$1 billion dollar drug bust in Australia

(Rajon Pandit): Australian police discovered millions of dollars worth of drugs hidden inside a shipment of bras, part of what they said Monday was the country’s biggest ever liquid methamphetamine bust. Officers found more than Aus$1 billion (US$712 million) of the lethally addictive drug — also known as ice — …

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NUB organises workshop on pharma-sector versatility

The Department of Pharmacy of Northern University Bangladesh (NUB) organized a workshop on ‘Approaches to Pharma-Sector Versatility’ on its premises yesterday. NUB Trust Chairman Prof. Dr. Abu Yousuf Md Abdullah was present on the occasion as the chief guest, while its Head of the Department Prof. Dr. Md Harun Ar …

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GlaxoSmithKline fined £37.6m for cheating NHS and taxpayer

(Russell Lynch): The drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline was accused on Friday of cheating the NHS and the taxpayer after it was hit with a £37.6m fine for keeping the cost of anti-depressants artificially high. GSK bore the brunt of a total of £45m fines handed out by the Competition and Markets …

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Remedy from nappy rash

Nappy rash is a very common problem for the kids. It occurs due to irritation of the perianal skin due to persistent irritation by urine and feces. It may occur due to the use of occlusive plastic plants. The affected area becomes red, excoriated, itchy, and sometimes weepy. If the …

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Roche Bangladesh celebrates World Cancer Day

To mark World Cancer Day, an international pharmaceutical company- Roche Bangladesh- organized a roundtable at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the capital on Thursday. Cancer specialists Prof Mofazzel Hossain, Prof Selim Reza, Singers Bappa Majumder, John Kabir, Elita Karim, members of cancer survivor family, Roche Bangladesh officials, and media …

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Market flooded with spurious, fake medicines

(Saykot Murtaza): Spurious medicines are abundant in the markets and the affected people find no respite from those as there is no official initiative to protect them. Two instances of how the patients are suffering from taking the spurious medicines available in the markets are given below. Prof. Dr. Zakaria …

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PPIs Could Raise Chronic Kidney Disease Risk

(Jeannette Y. Wick): Chronic kidney disease (CKD) incidence has grown faster than many of its common comorbidities such as diabetes and hypertension, and medications may be an underappreciated driver of this growth. More than 15 million Americans used prescription proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) in 2013. PPIs are often used inappropriately …

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Two fake homeopaths jailed in Chapainawabganj

A mobile court in a drive sentenced two fake homeopathic doctors to three months imprisonment each in Chapainawabganj on Thursday. The convicts were identified as Md. Abdur Razzaq, 33, son of Md. Osman Gani of Naogaon village under Gobindaganj upazila of Gaibandha district and Hafej Md. Ali Hasan, 28, son …

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Bharat Biotech develops world’s first Zika vaccine

Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech has filed for the global patent of two vaccine candidates – a recombinant vaccine and an inactivated vaccine – for the Zika virus. The company announced that it could make available the inactivated vaccine in two years if the Indian Government fast-tracked the regulatory approvals once the pre-clinical trials …

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Large Pharma (Pvt.) Ltd.

Founded in  2011, Large Pharma (Pvt.) Limited is a BD-based pharmaceutical marketing company specializing in the Hematology and Oncology market. Our primary expertise is in the development and marketing of products in the area of Hematology and Oncology disease. Last two years first time in Bangladesh we have provided all …

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UK gives scientist go-ahead to genetically modify human embryos

Feb 1 Scientists in Britain have been given the go-ahead to edit the genes of human embryos for research purposes, using a technique that some say could eventually be used to create “designer babies”. Less than a year after Chinese scientists caused an international furor by saying they had genetically …

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Orion Pharma conducted Medical Scholarship

Orion Medical Scholarship as a continuation of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Orion Pharma Ltd., one of the leading Pharmaceutical companies in Bangladesh conducted the “Orion Medical Scholarship Program” at Orion House on 02 Feb 2016 presided over by Company Director Mrs. Arzuda Karim. Orion Pharma always appreciates the ‘going-to-be-doctor’ who …

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Bangladeshi, Indian pharmaceutical manufacturers sign MOU for cooperation

Bangladeshi and Indian pharmaceutical manufacturers today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreeing to supplement each other’s initiatives to exploit their full potential as an international Pharmaceuticals exposition was underway in the city. Bangladesh Association of Pharmaceutical Industries (BAPI) signed the MoU with the Indian Pharmaceutical Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (IPMMA) …

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Regular intercourse ensures sound body, mind

(Dr. Solaiman Ansari): Regular sex keeps both body and mind healthy. There are some beneficial sides of regular sex as follows. Increases immunity: Due to having the immunity power in sex, sexually active people suffer from diseases comparatively few. Viral and bacterial infections are reduced for regular sexual activities. The …

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Asia Pharma expo-2016 draws huge crowd

Confident about the bright prospects of Bangladesh’s pharmaceutical sector, several international companies participated in the ongoing 8th Asia Pharma Expo with a view to expanding their footprint in the country. Day 2 of the expo saw health-conscious visitors and entrepreneurs making a beeline for booths displaying medical equipment. Even as …

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8th Asia Pharma Expo-2016 inaugurated today in Dhaka

Bangladesh Association of Pharmaceuticals Industries (BAPI) organized the three-day fair titled “8th Asia Pharma Expo-2016” at Bashundhara International Convention City in Dhaka. The government will ensure cash incentives on exports for the pharmaceutical sector to help the industry grow further, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed on Thursday said. The minister made …

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Drug floods country

Peddlers prowl everywhere: Surge in addicts: Tk 50,000 cr business. The number of drug addicts is increasing in the country rapidly. There has been a 16 percent growth of drug takers every year. Presently, about seven million people are drug addicts in Bangladesh. Globally this number is 200 million. The …

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