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Ministry of Health UAE has Assures Augmentin Antibiotic Syrup Safe in Clinical Pharmaceutical Practice

Waqar Ahmad Kamboh ( Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Medical Practices and Licensing at the Ministry of Health, assured that the Augmentin Antibiotic Syrup “165 mg” is safe and does not include any warnings of pharmaceutical side effects.One of the press agencies stated that the government of Hong Kong, instructed Glaxo Smith Kleine to prevent the manufacturing of any infant antibiotics, which contains any chemical products used in plastic industry as stated by the European Specifications for Pharmaceutical Products. The agency mentioned that the government of Hong Kong said that all the tests done on augmentin antiobiotic syrup-a joint British, French product-contains unsafe plasticisers known as DIDP.

The tests led to a high concentration of chemical products in the infant syrup twice than the specified amount of the European pharmaceutical association. These chemical products may have side effects on infants’ liver and hormones on the long run.

The UAE Ministry of Health through the medical practices sector communicated with the GCC Regional Office for Glaxo Smith Kline to ensure that the serial number of the medicine in Taiwan is not contained in the UAE.

Furthermore, Dr. Ali Ziwar, Director of Medical Sector and Pharmaceutical Registration in Gulf Glaxo Smith Kline stated that the food and health authority in Taiwan tested the augmentin syrup, which proved the presence of a plastic product, which belongs to the DIDP Group that may have side effects on human bodies.

Meanwhile, Glaxo Smith Kline confirmed that it purchased the augmentin syrup “165 mg” in bottles from Saudi Arabia and carries a different serial number that the one mentioned in Taiwan which is originally imported from France.


International Pharmaceutical Federation; Global Federation of National Associations of Pharmacists and Pharmaceutical Scientists

International Pharmaceutical Federation ( Pharmacists of all over the world work like a community. They have so many common issues, challenges and feature to share. We meet, learn, distribute and exchange views at different occasions; conferences, exhibitions, lectures, plenary sessions and section programs around the year.

 International Pharmaceutical Federation founded in 1912, located at Hague, Netherlands (Tel.: +31-70-3021970, Fax: +31-70-3021999, Email: fip@fip.orgis). Mr A.J.M. (Ton) Mr. Hoek is working as general secretary & CEO for this session. It is   the global federation of national associations of pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists and is in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO). Through its 124 Member Organizations FIP represents and serves more than two million practitioners and scientists around the world.

 Throughout its almost 100 year history, FIP’s priorities have expanded both literally and figuratively to meet the needs and expectations of the profession in expanding healthcare services and integrating emerging scientific developments. Changes in pharmacy and the emergence of Pharmacy Practice as a cornerstone of the profession have lead FIP to become globally visible for its advocacy on behalf of the role of the pharmacist in the provision of healthcare, while still maintaining its grounding in the pharmaceutical sciences.

 In parallel, the membership of FIP has evolved to become the most extensive global pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences network. This network is continuing to expand its presence and influence through partnerships with some of the world’s leading healthcare, educational and scientific institutions.

 FIP’s highest organ is the FIP Council. In the Council, all national pharmaceutical associations (Member Organizations’) and national pharmaceutical scientific associations (Predominantly Scientific Member Organizations’) are represented and have voting rights. FIP’s Observer Organizations, supra-national pharmaceutical (scientific) associations, also participate in the Council but do not have voting rights

 The pictorial reviews of different international pharmaceutical events, organized by different associations/ societies in miscellaneous parts of the world are as under;

Have You Ever Listened Breaking News or Viewed Print or Electronic Media of These Killed Children?

Pharmaceutical Review ( Have you ever listened breaking news of these killed children? Have you ever viewed in any print or electronic media; Geo News, ARY News, Aaj News, Dawn News, Express News, Dunya TV about this what happened with these innocent kids. Aren’t they human being or at least Innocent citizen of Pakistan? Can you imagine these children are being terrorists?
Can you feel the depth of pain of father whose children were perished in few seconds by someone holding a joystick of play-station with flying drone armed with hellfire missiles, without knowing what mandate he has to take lives in the name of freedom, democracy and war on terror? It can happen to your smiling kids holding toys and chocolate.

Sade Demise of Mr. Manzoor Qadir; Pharmacist Working in Saudi Arabia; Passed Away in Road Accident While Travelling with Family for the Purpose of Ummrah

Pharmaceutical Review ( Mr. Manzoor Qadir; a very genius person, exciting pharmacist and noble man has passed away in a road accident (Inna Lilla-he Wa Inna Alayhe Rajyaon) in Saudi Arabia. He was resident of Farooq Colony, Sargodha and shifted in Saudi Arabia few months before. He was travelling to Mecca for the purpose of “Ummrah” with his wife and kids.

Mr. Manzoor Qadir was awarded the degree of B. Pharmacy from Baha-Udin-Zikrya University, Multan, Pakistan. He has completed recently his post-graduation (M.Phil. – Pharmaceutics) from University of Sargodha, Pakistan. His research project was supervised by Prof. Dr. Maqsood Ahmad and accredit by different scientific forums. He has served the profession in miscellaneous positions but his expertises were mostly related to teaching, community pharmacy practice, pharmaceutical marketing and scientific research working (drug discovery and technology development).

Mr. Manzoor Qadir was a versatile personality with God gifted qualities. He was enthusiastic pharmacist, energetic worker, highly skilled scientist, excellent family person, and good team player. He has contributed in academics, profession and society with utmost dedication and responsibility. He will never be forgotten by his teachers, colleagues, students and friends.

May God rest his soul rest in peace and Jannah; may Allah bless patience and sabr to his family to cope with this loss.

1st Pakistan Pharma Summit ; & June 14 & 15, 2011; Pearl Continental Hotel, Karachi, Pakistan

Pharmaceutical Review ( 1st Pakistan Pharma Summit is planned in Karachi; pakiatan. Karachi, a kaleidoscope of cultures, is the largest city, main seaport and financial centre of Pakistan, and the capital of the province of Sindh. With an estimated population of about 18 million, Karachi is one of the world’s largest cities in terms of population, the 13th largest urban agglomeration, the 4th largest metropolitan area in the world, and the 2nd largest city within the Organization of the Islamic Conference.

Karachi is a melting pot of almost every conceivable culture in the South Asian Region. Karachi is locally known as the “City of Lights”, and “The bride of the cities” for its liveliness, and the “City of the Quaid”, having been the birth and burial place of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan. The culture of Karachi is characterized by the blending of South Asian, Middle Eastern, Central Asian and Western influences.

Karachi is the financial and commercial capital of Pakistan. In line with its status as a major port and the country’s largest metropolis, it accounts for a lion’s share of Pakistan’s revenue. It is Pakistan’s premier centre of banking, industry, and trade and is home to Pakistan’s largest corporations, including those involved in textiles, shipping, automotive industry, entertainment, the arts, fashion, advertising, publishing, software development and medical research. The city is a major hub of higher education in South Asia and the wider Islamic world.

A fast paced city, Karachi has a lot to offer to the average visitor including historical landmarks such as the Mohatta Palace, the Quaid-e-Azam’s Mazar, Frere Hall, Hindu Gymkhana and the famous shrine of Abdullah Shah Ghazi; as well as a variety of shopping experiences ranging from modern shopping malls such as Park Towers, The Forum, Millenium Mall, Zamzama Boulevard and Dolmen Mall selling international brands to street markets such as Bohri Bazaar and Zainab Market.


1-5 nominees PKR 6,000 per participant (includes networking dinner, two lunchs, refreshment breaks, conference kit, entertainment and participation certificate). 5+ nominees PKR 5,300 per participant (includes networking dinner, two lunchs, refreshment breaks, conference kit, entertainment and participation certificate). Your participation will be confirmed subject to receipt of payment. All cheques and drafts to be made in favor of “Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association”. Refunds not allowed, however a substitute may attend. Organizers reserve the right to alter the program.

For registration, please contact:

Zulfiqar A. Rahim (0333-3027242); Suite # 202, 2nd Floor, 6-C, Lane 4, Zamzama Boulevard, Phase – V, Defence Housing Authority, Karachi, Pakistan. Ph: 9221-35875939,  Fax: 9221-35875939, Email:,, URL:

Message of Respected Muhamamd Haroon Qassim

Chairman, Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Association  

Dear Colleagues! To bring great minds together & harvest the fruit of their collective wisdom, PPMA is pleased to announce the hosting of 1st ever Pakistan Pharma Summit on Tuesday & Wednesday, June 14 & 15, 2011 at Pearl Continental Hotel, Karachi – Pakistan under this year’s chosen theme “Reshaping Pakistan Pharma Industry: Trends, Challenges & Opportunities”.

Pakistan Pharma Industry is currently undergoing a transition where it needs to anticipate and adapt to the challenges & opportunities within this evolving landscape to ensure the uninterrupted supply of innovative medicines through research and development. As it approaches and unfolds, Pakistan Pharma Summit is increasingly becoming a subject to a vibrant debate regarding its future role. Like many other healthcare sectors, the industry in 2020 will have undergone enormous changes and will look very different to that of today. Industry can prosper but will require courage in anticipating and adapting to the challenges and opportunities for the road ahead.

Keeping the substantiality of the subject in our minds, we feel excited as we conceived and designed this unique event with the hope and dream to push the envelope towards a better tomorrow. The summit program will feature visionary key note presentations from industry leaders thus providing an opportunity to establish deeper insight into benchmarking modern methods to innovate & grow. The program will also be interspersed with interesting case studies from reputed national companies, experience sharing from leading international companies and expert opinions from gurus of the business.

Registrations for the event are now open and you are requested to send in registration from your respective organizations as early as possible to ensure your confirmed spot.
Conference speaker faculty and I look forward to warmly welcoming you to this mega, not-to-be-missed event.

M. Haroon Qassim; Chairman; Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Association (PPMA)


Reshaping Pakistan’s Pharma Industry – Trends, Challenges & Opportunities; Pharma Vision 2020 – The Road Ahead; Research & Innovation – The Backbone of Pharma Industry, Strategies to Engage & Grow in Emerging Markets Ensuring a Rich Leadership Pipeline, Pharma Marketing in Digital Era. The Excellence Pill CSR & Significance of Ethics in Pharma Industry International Marketing – The Changing Landscape, New Challenges in Pharma Marketing, Dynamics of Pharmaceutical Industry across the Border-Opportunities & Pitfalls, Biotechnology – The Driving Force, Iran’s Experience; Challenges in Human Capital Management, Global reach of Indian Pharma Industry. Future of Pakistan’s Pharma Industry – Global Perspective


0830 to 0900 hours
Registration & Fellowship
0900 to 1115 hours
Inaugural Session:
National Anthem

Welcome Address by M. Haroon Qasim,
Chairman, PPMA

Address by Khalid Mahmood,
Managing Director, Getz Pharma (Pvt.) Limited
Topic: Pharma Vision 2020 – The Road Ahead

Address by Senator Abdul Haseeb Khan,
Chairman, Brookes Pharmaceuticals (Pvt.) Limited
Topic: Pakistan’s Pharma Industry – The Way Forward

Address by Prof. Dr. Atta ur Rahman,
UNESCO Science Laureate / President, Pakistan Academy of Sciences / Fellow, Royal Society – UK / Coordinator General, COMSTECH
Topic: Research & Innovation – The Backbone of Pharma Industry

Address by Dr. Farooq Sattar
Federal Minister for Overseas Pakistanis

1115 to 1140 hours
Tea Break

1140 to 1330 hours
Second Session:

First Presentation by Dr. Ali Montaseri,
Managing Director, Jaber-Ebne-Hayyan Company, Iran
Topic: Biotechnology – The Driving Force, Iran’s Experience

Second Presentation by Salman Burney,
Chairman, Glaxo Smith Kline Pakistan Limited
Topic: Ensuring a Rich Leadership Pipeline

Third Presentation by Badar Khushnood,
Country Consultant, Google Inc.
Topic: Pharma Marketing in Digital Era

Address by Session Chairman S. Khalid Tawab,
Vice President, FPCCI

1330 to 1415 hours
Networking lunch

1415 to 1630 hours
Third Session

First Presentation by Khadeeja Balkhi,
Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility Consultant
Topic: CSR & Significance of Ethics in Pharma Industry
Second Presentation by Dr. Kaiser Waheed,
Managing Director, Medisure Pharma
Topic: International Marketing – The Changing Landscape
Executive’s Panel Discussion on “New Challenges in Pharma Marketing”

Asif Misbah, Managing Director, Macter International
Kashif Sheikh, Managing Director, CCL (Pvt.) Limited
Mian Asif Shuja, Managing Director, Schazoo Laboratories (Pvt.) Limited
Muzaffar Jafri, Director Commercial, Hilton Pharma (Pvt.) Limited
Dr. Sarmad Maqbool, Director Marketing, Abbott Laboratories
Syed Jamshed Ahmed, Director Marketing & Sales, PharmEvo (Pvt.) Ltd.
Mujeeb ur Rahman, Director Marketing, Macter International

Asif Sattar, Deputy Managing Director, Atco Laboratories

Address by Session Chairman Nadeem Naqvi
Managing Director, Karachi Stock Exchange

1645 to 1700 hours
Fellowship / Tea

1700 to 2000 hours

2000 to 2200 hours
Gala Dinner, Awards and Entertainment at Avari Towers, Karachi

Chief Guest: Dr. Saghir Ahmed,
Minister for Health, Government of Sindh

Entertainment: Mazahiya Mushaira by Anwar Maqsood, Qazi Wajid, Behrouz Sabzwari, Shahzad Raza

0900 to 1100 hours
First Session:

Joint Presentation by Dr. Nachiket Vechalekar, Associate Dean, India Search & Mohammed Hanif Ajari, Director Strategic Development, Getz Pharma (Pvt.) Limited
Topic: Dynamics of Pharmaceutical Industry Across the Border-Opportunities & Pitfalls

First Presentation by Sohail Zindani,
International Speaker, Author & OD Consultant / CLO, Learning Minds
Topic: The Excellence Pill

Panel Discussion on “Challenges in Human Capital Management”


* Fariha K. Salahuddin, Director HR – Pakistan, Iran & Afghanistan, Glaxo Smith Kline

Ashaar Saeed, Director HR, Reckitt Benckiser

Rizwan Umar, Director HR, Martin Dow (Pvt.) Limited

Zaheer Baig, Director Human Resources, ZONG

Shakeel S. Mapara, Director HR, OD & Training, sanofi-aventis

Address by Session Chairman M. Saeed Shafiq,
President, Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry

1100 to 1130 hours
Tea Break

1130 to 1400 hours
Second Session:

Presentation by C. P. Shastry,
CEO, Pharma Synergies, India
Topic: Strategies – Brand Pakistan Pharma

Presentation by Usman Waheed,
Managing Director, Ferozsons (Pvt.) Limited
Topic: Future of Pakistan’s Pharma Industry – Global Perspective

CEO’s Panel Discussion on “Reshaping Pakistan’s Pharmaceutical Industry: Challenges & Opportunities”

Tariq Wajid, Country General Manager, sanofi-aventis
Zahid Saeed, Managing Director, Indus Pharma (Pvt.) Limited
Javaid Akhai, Chairman & CEO, Martin Dow Pharmaceuticals Limited
Asad Khawaja, Managing Director, Global Pharmaceutical
Ijaz A. Siddiqui, Managing Director, Himont Pharmaceuticals
Muhammad Ali Majid, Chief Executive, Nabi Qasim Industries (Pvt.) Limited
Shahzeb Akram, Managing Director, Mass Pharma & Vice Chairman, PPMA
Prof. S. B. Hasan, Editor-in-Chief, Investment & Marketing

Saeed Allawala, Managing Director, Atco Laboratories
*Closing Remarks by Session Chairman Tariq Iqbal Puri,
Chairman, Trade Development Authority Pakistan
Vote of Thanks
Group Photograph
1400 to 1430 hours
Networking Lunch

Conference Moderators:
Uzma Bashir, CEO, UBG Associates, Management Consulting
Syed Nusrat Ali, Corporate Trainer & Management Consultant
Note: Organizers reserve the right to alter the program.

Poisons; Types, Mechanism of Poisoning, Symptoms, Treatment

Qurat Ul Yasmin (Pharmaceutical Review). Number of metallic salts acts as a systemic poison.

Arsenic poisoning results in gingivitis and stomatitis. There may be hyper keratosis, hyperpigmentation and neurological disturbances.

Lead poisoning: leads to excessive salivation,metallic taste,swelling of salivary glands and a dark line along gingival margin. microscopically the lead line consist of granular pigment deposit in perivascular areas of submucosa and the basement membrane. Pigment is lead sulphide.

Bismuth poisoning: results in metallic taste, burning sensation of oral mucosa and a bismuth line and occurs with gingival margin in patients with poor oral hygiene. Microscopically, granular deposit of black pigment is seen in submucosa.

Metallic mercury poisoning leads to tremors and emotional instability. Oral manifestation leads to increased salivation, stomatitis, glossotitis and swelling of salivary glands. In some cases black gingiva is seen.

Silver contact produces argyria. Skin and oral mucous membrane acquire an ashen grey hue. Microscopic section show a deposit of fine black granular pigment in the sub epithelial connective tissues

Phosphorus poisoning: results in osteomyelitis of maxilla and mandible.

Service Structure of Pharmacists as the Constitution Guarantees the Equality without Discrimination

Farooq Bashir Butt; Secretary District Quality, Control Board, Gujranwala, Pakistan (Pharmaceutical Review). The health sector is a neglected area and we are far behind as compared to the developed world. There is hardly any concept of pharmaceutical care in our society. Universities are producing Pharm Ds but their role in society is yet to be defined and recognized. Owing to prevailing circumstances, most of the pharmacists are leaving Pakistan for a better future.

Therefore; it is request to the provincial government to immediately announce the implementation of service structure of pharmacists as the Constitution guarantees equality of every citizen without any discrimination.