First ever Pakistani made medicine gets certified by World Health Organization

A major development hit the Pakistani drug industry when World Health Organisation accredited first ever Pakistani made medicine.

According to WHO, the drug ‘Moxiget’ (Moxifloxacin Hydrochloride) 400mg which is made by Getz Pharma Pvt Ltd in Karachi has now been included in pre-qualified products.

A detailed inspection took place and WHO released a report last week mentioning that their inspection team was satisfied with the production units, quality, sanitation, hygiene and good manufacturing practices of the pharmaceutical company’s facility in Karachi.

With the drug now certified by WHO, the pharma company will now be able to export the drug anywhere in the world, especially to countries where strict measures are taken for drug testing and quality.

The company will also be able to sell this drug to world bodies like the Unicef after receiving approval from EU, U.S and other developed countries.

Pakistan is currently exporting its medicines but is only able to export to third world countries in Africa and Asia. There is currently no drug or pharmaceutical company’s facility in Pakistan that is certified by World Health Organization.

This certification will greatly improve Pakistan’s drug exports which currently stands at $110 million a year.

More about Moxiget

Moxiget is an antibiotic medicine that is used for treating acute bacterial sinusitis, acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis, community-acquired pneumonia, complicated skin and skin structure infections.

The medicine is available in Pakistan in tablet and injectable form.