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UAE to become logistics hub for pharmaceutical firms

Leading international pharmaceutical companies have agreed to make the UAE their logistics hub for the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region, a senior official has revealed. The UAE Ministry of Health officials recently met about 1

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E-cigarettes a ‘gateway’ to harder drugs

Like conventional cigarettes, electronic cigarettes may function as a "gateway drug" that can prime the brain to be more receptive to harder drugs, US researchers said on Wednesday. The findings, published in the New Eng

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Dubai Customs seizes 1,000 illegal items in H1

The Dubai Customs’ Passenger Operations Department has conducted 1037 confiscations over the first half of the year, an increase of 23 per cent over the same period last year. The seized items included narcotic drugs, prohib

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Asthma drugs suppress child's growth: study

Corticosteroid drugs given via inhalers to children with asthma may suppress their growth, according to two systematic reviews of scientific studies on the issue. Health experts who conducted the review and published it in The Coc

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Abu Dhabi Police in drive to raise drugs awareness

Abu Dhabi Police have issued five ‘Guidebooks’ to raise awareness about the dangers of drugs.    The step falls within the framework of the ‘They Fooled Me’ campaign launched recently

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Abu Dhabi police nab 3 suspects in transit with drugs

The Abu Dhabi Police have arrested three African transit passengers for allegedly concealing and smuggling narcotics through the emirate’s airport.   The suspects were nabbed in three separate cases within

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Bahrain is 'winning war on drugs'

Bahrain has achieved remarkable progress in its fight against drugs, according to Interior Minister Shaikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa.    On the occasion of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Il

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Bahrain's health chiefs deny medicines shortage

Health chiefs have moved to reassure patients after it emerged there was a shortage of certain medicines in pharmacies.   Major drugs for treating diabetes, high blood pressure, heart conditions, thyroid problems

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FDA cancer chief warns over rising drug prices

By law, Dr Richard Pazdur, the US Food and Drug Administration's cancer drug czar, is not allowed to consider the cost of treatments his agency reviews, only whether they are safe and effective. But Pazdur is not blind to esca

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Saudi seizes drugs worth $267m; 6 held

Saudi Arabian police have arrested six people and seized illegal drugs worth 1 billion riyals ($267 million) that were being smuggled into the country from neighbouring Bahrain, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday. Spokesman Majo

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