15 pharmaceutical companies received show cause notices for not having manufactured paracetamol despite licenses.
Paracetamol is not available in many Pakistani pharmacies and is believed to be sold on the black market, Dawn reported.
An official from Pakistan’s Medicines Regulatory Authority (Drap) has attributed the shortage of paracetamol, the drug most commonly prescribed to patients with Covid-19, to the rising number of dengue fever cases and the subsequent demand for painkiller, the newspaper reported.
Drap on Tuesday issued show cause notices to 15 pharmaceutical companies for not manufacturing paracetamol despite licenses.
Meanwhile, Pakistan is currently facing the fifth wave of Covid-19 and the number of active cases across the country has crossed the 100,000 mark.
Pakistan’s national positivity rate is 9.65% and the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) has recorded 32 deaths across the country in the past 24 hours.
Ex-NATO chief says Sweden and Finland should apply for membership ‘now’
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Nepali Sherpa climbs Everest for record 26th time
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Shanghai tightens lockdown to achieve zero Covid goal by end of May: report
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This country, the small neighbor of Ukraine, suffers from the economic fallout of the war
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Saudi king admitted to hospital for medical tests
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