Why Paracetamol is disappearing from Pakistan’s pharmacies

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Drap on Tuesday issued show-motive notices to fifteen pharmaceutical businesses for failing to manufacture, Paracetamol, despite having licenses

Paracetamol is unavailable in lots of Pakistan‘s pharmacies and is reportedly being offered withinside the black market, stated DAWN.

The charge of Paracetamol, the maximum typically prescribed medication for COVID patients, has now been accelerated, with the Drug Regulatory of Pakistan (DRAP) approving the hike and solving the charge as much as Rs 2. Sixty-seven in step with the tablet.

Price has been hiked because the uncooked substances used for Paracetamol have accelerated as much as a 4-five percentage, stated Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Association (PPMA) chairman, stated ARY News.

Meanwhile, Pakistan is presently going through the 5th Covid wave and the range of lively instances throughout the United States of America has crossed the 100,000 mark.

The PPMA chairman, in a statement, stated that DRAP confirmed a settlement to repair the charge of paracetamol. According to the officials, DRAP will ahead a precis to the federal cupboard for growing the charge of paracetamol, stated the information channel.

Amid the 5th lethal wave of Covid in Pakistan, Paracetamol has disappeared from lots of Pakistan’s pharmacies and is reportedly being offered withinside the black market, stated Dawn on Tuesday.

A DRAP respectable attributed the dearth of Paracetamol to the growing range of dengue instances.

The regulatory on Tuesday issued show-motive notices to fifteen pharmaceutical businesses for failing to manufacture, Paracetamol, despite having licenses.

A Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (Drap) respectable attributed the dearth of Paracetamol, the maximum typically prescribed medication for COVID patients, to the growing range of dengue instances and the following call for for the painkiller stated the newspaper

Overall 86.9% (463/533) of pharmacists finished a survey.

One out of 4 pharmacists stated being taught approximately the ethics of drug promotion (26.8%) and approximately a way to interpret drug promotional material (25.0%) and have been notably related to better age (age 31%-35 years, 81.9%; p<0.05).

More than two-thirds of the respondents observed it suitable to simply accept stationery (73.4%) and textbooks (70.6%) as gifts, and most effective 17. felt it turned into suitable to simply accept direct money.

Less than 1/2 of the pharmacists (47.3%) perceived drug businesses have been beneficial for gaining an understanding of approximately new drugs.

The majority (76.2%) notion those drug promotions play a function withinside the irrational prescribing of antibiotics and 18.6% allotted antibiotics because of those promotions.

Meanwhile, Pakistan is presently going through the 5th COVID wave and the range of lively instances throughout the united states of America has crossed the 100,000 mark.

Pakistan’s countrywide positivity charge is at 9.  Sixty-five percent and National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) recorded 32 deaths throughout the united states of America during the last 24 hours.

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