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Seven Pakistanis sentenced to death in Egypt for drug smuggling

CAIRO: A court in Egypt has sentenced ten people including seven Pakistanis to death on charges of smuggling in over two tonnes of heroin by sea. Egyptian uthorities seized the drugs brought in via the Red Sea, worth around 2.5

Honduran president’s brother sentenced in US for drug trafficking

NEW YORK: A former Honduran congressman and brother of the sitting president, Tony Hernandez, was sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years for drug trafficking by a US judge. Hernandez, 42, was convicted on the drug charges and related

Pfizer begins early-stage study for oral COVID-19 drug

WASHINGTON: Pfizer has started an early-stage trial of an oral COVID-19 antiviral therapy that could be prescribed to patients at the first sign of infection, the company said. The drugmaker, which developed the first authorized COVID-19 vaccine in the US

EU drug regulator backs AstraZeneca vaccine

BRUSSELS: The European Union drug regulator has said it has come to a “clear scientific conclusion” that the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine is “safe and effective” after several European countries suspended its use following reports of blood clots among some recipients. Speaking

Two policemen arrested for releasing drug smugglers

KARACHI: Two police officers have been arrested for releasing drug smugglers after allegedly receiving monetary benefits in return. The Anti-Violent Crime Cell (AVCC) of the Sindh police arrested two policemen from Defence police station including the station house officer (SHO)

Drug problem exists in Bollywood, Akshay Kumar admits

NEW DELHI: Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar finally broke his silence on the investigation into an alleged drug problem in Bollywood, admitting that there is a drug ‘problem’ within the industry. India has been gripped by the saga around the death

Drugs being used publicly in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: The drug marijuana is reportedly being used in public institutions in Islamabad. Marijuana is openly available in every major sector of the city, including the sector F10, 11, and E11 due to which recreational places have become restricted areas

Gilead sets price tag for COVID-19 drug remdesivir

LOS ANGELES: Gilead Sciences priced its COVID-19 antiviral remdesivir at $2,340 per patient in developed countries and agreed to send nearly all of its supply of the drug to the United States over the next three months. The price tag

Gilead targets remdesivir for two million COVID-19 patients

WASHINGTON: Gilead Sciences has doubled its target and is now expecting to supply enough of its antiviral drug remdesivir by year-end to treat more than two million COVID-19 patients. The company also hopes to start trials in August of an

Punjab bans sale of dexamethasone without prescription

LAHORE: The Punjab government on Wednesday banned the sale of the steroid drug Dexamethasone without a doctor’s prescription. The chief drug controller issued directives for drug inspectors to monitor the distribution of the vital life-saving drug across the province and

Chinese scientists develop new drug to stop coronavirus without vaccine

BEIJING: A Chinese laboratory has been developing a new drug it believes has the power to bring the coronavirus pandemic to a halt without the need for a vaccine. A drug being tested by scientists at China’s renowned Peking University

Japan approves remdesivir drug for COVID-19 treatment

TOKYO: Japan approved remdesivir as a treatment for COVID-19, making it the country’s first officially authorised drug to tackle the coronavirus disease. Japan reached the decision just three days after US drugmaker Gilead Sciences filed for fast-track approval for the

US approves use of anti-viral drug for coronavirus treatment

WASHINGTON: The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorised the emergency use of the Ebola drug remdesivir for treating the coronavirus. The authorisation means the anti-viral drug can now be used on people who are hospitalised with severe

Scientists claim cure for treating coronavirus patients faster

WASHINGTON: Scientists have claimed that the drug named, Remdesivir, can shorten the time of recovery of patients suffering from coronavirus infection. The clinical trial showed the patients on the drug had a 30 percent faster time to recovery than those

Sindh Government decides to form ‘Sindh Task Force’

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah decides to establish a Sindh Task Force for Anti-Narcotics. The task force to be known as the ‘Chief Minister Taskforce on Narcotics’ would comprise of Director General of Pakistan Rangers Sindh, Inspector