Prices of more than 1,000 medicines will be slashed by up to 60 per cent in Bahrain starting Thursday, as part of a GCC decision to unify cost of medication.
The list includes medicines used to treat diabetes, hypertension, gastro
Medical complaints to Bahrain's National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA) have tripled in the last three years, totaling 82 last year, compared with 41 in 2012 and 24 in 2011, said a senior government official.
Public and private hospitals in Bahrain have been asked to report all cases of medical complications to the National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA) within 24 hours.
Violators could see their licences cancelled and withdrawn.
Bahrain is free of counterfeit medicine due to its rigid monitoring and control of imported products, a top official said.
However, it should not lower its guard against "gangs" that are always looking to find new ways o
Patients in Bahrain could soon require a doctor's prescription to buy antibiotics, according to a senior health official.
The rule has been in place since the early 1990s but is not being implemented, National Health Regulator
Private clinics in Bahrain have been banned from obtaining, stocking and dispensing narcotic painkillers, said a top official.
Patients would now have to go through Bahrain's main hospital to be prescribed the drugs, Dr Baha E
Bahrain's hospitals and clinics have been given 24 hours to report any deaths during surgery following a string of violations reported to the country's medical watchdog, according to a report.
The National Health Regulator
Bahrain has launched a crackdown on physiotherapists and private clinics, with the National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA) issuing a notice stating only registered medical practitioners are allowed to order a patient to get an X-ray.
Doctors have been accused of issuing excessive levels of narcotics without properly assessing patients, leading to an "unbelievable increase" in the consumption of narcotic drugs in Bahrain, said a senior official.
Hundreds of people, part