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New push in Bahrain to help Yemen’s war-hit

People in Bahrain will soon be able to donate food and medicine to war-torn Yemen by simply purchasing them from local supermarkets and pharmacies. The initiative is being spearheaded by a newly formed 16-member group at the Bahrain Red Cresce

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Medicines watchdog to be set up in Bahrain

A committee has been set up to monitor applications for registration of medicines in Bahrain. The move follows directives by Supreme Council for Health chairman Lieutenant-General Dr Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdulla Al Khalifa to regulate the regis

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Eternity Medicine Institute wins top innovation award

The Eternity Medicine Institute, Dubai has won the 'Business Innovation of the Year, 2015' at the Gulf Capital SME Awards which were hosted recently in Dubai, UAE.   The award honours companies that aspir

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5-year strategy urged to cut Bahrain’s medicine bill

A five-year strategy to slash Bahrain’s medicine bill has been proposed following a three-day meeting of experts in Manama. It will now be referred to Health Ministry chiefs and could form the basis of a national effort to reduce spendin

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Roche evaluates investigational medicine in PPMS patients

Roche, a leader in research focused healthcare, revealed the results from a pivotal Phase III study that evaluated an investigational medicine in people with primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS).   The s

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Eternity Medicine offers preventive screening tests

Eternity Medicine, a health insitute in the region well-known for its unique prevention screen programmes, is using a Food and Drug Authority (FDA)-approved screening device to measure key minerals, heavy metals and oxidative stress in the reg

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Novartis’ new heart failure medicine gets FDA approval

Novartis’ new heart failure medicine Entresto (sacubitril/valsartan) tablets, previously known as LCZ696, has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Entresto will be available on prescription for patient

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WHO adds Hep C drugs to essential list, urges lower prices

The World Health Organization has added new curative treatments for hepatitis C to its essential medicines list, but the UN agency said prices needed to fall to make them accessible to patients in poorer countries. The treatment o

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Chinese medicinal herb compound shows promise for Ebola

A drug derived from a Chinese medicinal herb is showing promise for combating Ebola infection, effectively imprisoning the virus inside cells so it cannot do its usual damage, scientists said on Thursday. The researchers said the

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DHCC unveils new identity of its first dental college

The Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), a leading healthcare free zone in the emirate, has revealed the new identity of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed College of Dental Medicine (HBMCDM), formerly the Dubai College of Dental Medicine. This was

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