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10pc of drugs sold in developing countries dubious: WHO

An estimated 1 in 10 medical products circulating in low- and middle-income countries is either substandard or falsified, according to new research from the World Health Organization (WHO). This means that people are taking medici

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10pc of drugs sold in developing countries dubious

An estimated 1 in 10 medical products circulating in low- and middle-income countries is either substandard or falsified, according to new research from the World Health Organization (WHO). This means that people are taking medici

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Roche to help UAE strengthen strategic drug stockpile

The Ministry of Health & Prevention (Mohap) has signed an agreement with Roche Pharmaceutical Company to strengthen the UAE’s strategic drug stockpile, by adding 76 categories of drugs to aid in severe cases and emergency situations.

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PIA staff held after drugs found on Dubai flight

Pakistan has arrested at least 12 staff of its national carrier following the discovery of 6 kg (13.23 lb) of heroin in the toilet of an aircraft bound for Dubai, an airline spokesman said on Monday. The latest instance of misbeha

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India eyes oil-for-drugs deal with Venezuela

Indian officials say they have proposed an oil-for-drugs barter plan with cash-strapped Venezuela to recoup millions of dollars in payments owed to some of India's largest pharmaceutical companies. Several of India's gener

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Novartis splits drugs business into two

Novartis is splitting its pharmaceuticals division into two business units, one focused on cancer and the second on other drugs, while switching out its current pharma head in the second high-profile management reshuffle this year.

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Women held in Chicago airport with $3m in drugs

A US judge set a $50,000 bond each on Wednesday for three women who were arrested at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport with more than $3 million of heroin and opium in their luggage. The three - Pa Yang, 57, Mai Vue V

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UK airport sniffer dogs find sausages, not drugs

A team of sniffer dogs set up at a British airport at a cost of 1.25 million pounds ($1.7 million) have proved adept at discovering small amounts of cheese and sausages but not so good at finding smuggled drugs, a report said on Thursday.

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Biosimilar drugs could save up to $110bn by 2020

Lower-cost copies of complex biotech drugs, known as biosimilars, could save the US and Europe's five top markets as much as €98 billion ($110 billion) by 2020, a new analysis showed on Tuesday. Realising those savings, h

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Biosimilar drugs could save up to $110bn by 2020

Lower-cost copies of complex biotech drugs, known as biosimilars, could save the US and Europe's five top markets as much as €98 billion ($110 billion) by 2020, a new analysis showed on Tuesday. Realising those savings, h

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