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GSK plans staged roll-out of malaria vaccine

The world's first malaria vaccine, which won a green light last week from European drugs regulators, will be rolled out gradually in Africa, its maker said on Wednesday. "We believe that there should be a thoughtful, staged roll-out of this vaccine, particularly because

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Zulekha unveils fleet of buggies for patients

The Zulekha Hospital in Dubai and Sharjah has introduced a fleet of chauffeur-driven buggies to carry patients and visitors inside for appointments from the car park. It is part of the new meet and greet services at the hospital, said a statement. Zanubia Shams, ch

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Hikma to acquire Roxane for $2.65bn

Hikma Pharmaceuticals, a leading multinational pharmaceutical group, is set to acquire Roxane Laboratories and Boehringer Ingelheim Roxane, from Boehringer Ingelheim. The acquisition has an aggregate value of gross consideration of about $2.65 billion, sad a statement.

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Teva to take over Allergan generic business for $40.5bn

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries will pay $40.5 billion in cash and stock for Allergan’s generic drugs business, solidifying Teva's position as the world's No. 1 maker of generics while freeing Allergan to focus on branded drugs, paying down debt and potential “transformationa

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S Korea declares country out of Mers danger

South Korea declared on Tuesday it is effectively out of danger from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers), more than two months after the first case was reported and began spreading in hospital settings to kill 36 people. The outbreak grew to become the largest outside Saudi A

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Plea to increase staff at Bahrain’s main hospital

A shortage of staff at Bahrain’s main hospital during weekends and public holidays is causing unnecessary suffering to sickle cell anaemia patients, an activist has claimed. Bahrain Society for Sickle Cell Anaemia Patient Care president Zakreya Al Kadhem said that sickle ce

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1,200 experts for UAE Cancer Congress

More than 1,200 oncologists and allied healthcare professionals will learn and network with cancer specialists from around the globe at the upcoming UAE Cancer Congress in Dubai. The event takes place from October 29 to 31 at the InterContinental Hotel Festival City.

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Vertical Progress in deal to distribute Obagi in UAE

Cellogique Corporation, a leader in cosmetic surgery, medical aesthetics, and skin health in the Middle East, has established a new partnership with Vertical Progress Trading Company to distribute Obagi Medical Products, a division of Valeant Pharmaceuticals. Obagi is a renowned

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