RE (APP) - Vice Chairman Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (PPMA) Khawaja Shahzeb Akram has said that Federal Health Department should not be merged into the provinces. If it is necessary, Drug Regulatory Authority should be set up at federal level so that registration, prices of products and license of new unit may be obtained at same place, says a press release.
He was addressing the emergent meeting of office bearers of Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association here at PPMA office which was attended by Haroon Qasim, Amjad Ali Jawa, Asad Shuja-ur-Rehman, Babar Ch, Dr Shehla Javaid Ikram, AQ Khokhar, Khalid Ch, Hamid Raza, Shafique Abbasi and other members. He said that that at present there is no specific and clear cut policy regarding pricing, registration of products for vitamins and toll manufacturing at Federal level. On repeated reminders by PPMA, no policy and regulations are formulated by govt of Pakistan. In this regards as yet no document has so far been established and generated by federal govt.
Therefore, provincial government would not be able to contribute for the betterment of pharmaceutical industry.