International Conference on Pharmaceutical Toxicology: UVAS

27 April 2013


Islamabad ( While speaking at Inaugural Session of the “International Conference on Pharmaceutical Toxicology” at University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore, Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad, Chairman, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) has said that pharmaceuticals have an important role in the treatment and prevention of disease in both humans and animals. Pharmaceuticals and their residues in the environment have been recently recognized as one of the merging research areas in the environmental chemistry and toxicology and caused them to be reviewed as new class of priority substances. It has been reported that they are introduced continuously in the environment via household use, effluents from Sewage Treatment Plants and animal excreta. He said that self-prescription is a common practice in Pakistan. Irrational use of medicines ensued different pathological conditions like mutations and teratogenicity. We are all familiar with the issue Tab Isotab in PIC Lahore and Tyno (cough syrup) that instigated loss of many precious lives.

He said to overcome such type of incidents; it is very much likely to initiate activities that will enhance public awareness at national level. This international conference on pharmaceutical toxicology will offer a wide range of networking and international collaboration opportunities for the participants and also enhance the understanding of the participant about different toxicities linked with pharmaceutical products.

On this occasion Prof. Dr. Gerry Amor Camer, University of Eastern Philippines, Dr. Sohail Ejaz, University of Cambridge, Prof. Dr. Talat Naseer Pasha, VC (UVAS) Lahore, Prof. Dr. M. Ashraf, Dean FBS and other speakers also addressed the participants.

Several national and international eminent scientists, policy makers, high Govt officials, professors, teachers, researchers, students and members of print and electronic media also attended the event.

Sardar Ghulam Mustafa

Directorate of Public Relations and Protocol
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