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Govt authorises import of ‘game-changing’ Hepatitis-C drug from US

ISLAMABAD-UNS : The government has authorised the import of an expensive Hepatitis-C drug from the United States to improve treatment for the estimated eight million people carrying the blood infection, officials said on Monday. Hailed by experts as a “game-changer”, Sovaldi, which has been on …

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Beyond PIA

BY SAKIB SHERANI THE recent events surrounding the government’s nearly botched attempt to privatise PIA, and the official narrative weaved to justify the act, raise disturbing questions that are ‘larger’ and more fundamental than the issue of privatisation itself. Here is what we know — …

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No talks on drug prices as companies refuse to meet govt officials

ISLAMABAD: No talks between pharmaceutical companies and federal government over drug prices were held on Friday as ten out of eleven companies refused to meet the state minister for national health services. The two sides were supposed to hold a dialogue today at 10am. However, …

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Afghan child diagnosed for polio virus in Nowshera

NOWSHERA: An Afghan child has been diagnosed for deadly polio virus in Nowshera. According to sources in local health department, a one and half year Abdullah, resident of Sharin Kota, has been diagnosed for deadly polio virus. The sources said that blood samples of his …

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