Tuesday 21 October 2014
 
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$248m drugs seized at sea by Bahrain-based force

Armed sailors from a Bahrain-based maritime task force have raided a dhow smuggling narcotics worth $248 million off the coast of Somalia. Navy forces were tracking the vessel, which was sailing from the Arabian Sea to the Horn of

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Faster-acting erectile dysfunction drug gets FDA approval

An erectile dysfunction drug that reduces by half the time patients need to take the pill before sexual activity has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. Developed by Auxilium Pharmaceuticals and Vivus, the drug,

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WHO urges drug firms, regulators to speed Ebola work

The World Health Organisation (WHO) called on Thursday for pharmaceutical companies and regulatory agencies to work together to accelerate development of safe and efficient drugs and vaccines against Ebola. Ten experimental treatm

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Bahrain tightens controls on prescription drugs

Health authorities have tightened controls on the sale of prescription drugs at Bahrain's main hospital. The new measures come after scores of patients have been caught taking drugs at higher dosages than prescribed to them or medic

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FDA warns of fraudulent Ebola drug claims

The US Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday it has become aware of products being sold online that fraudulently claim to prevent or treat Ebola. The FDA's warning comes on the heels of comments by Nigeria's top he

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70 drug smuggling attempts foiled at Bahrain airport

Seventy attempts to smuggle drugs through Bahrain International Airport were foiled last year. Police also confiscated four drug consignments at the premises of a major cargo company, Bahrain International Airport Customs director Nasse

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Prices of more drugs to be slashed in Bahrain

Drugs used to treat skin conditions and sexually transmitted diseases will be included in a nationwide scheme to reduce prices of medicines in Bahrain.   The third phase of the initiative, which is part of a GCC

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Bahrain assures availability of drug alternatives

Bahrain's public has been assured of the availability of alternatives to some drugs reportedly off the shelves of pharmacies in the kingdom.    National Health Regulatory Authority chief executive Dr Bah

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Drug firm to supply medications at lower rates

An international drug manufacturer has reportedly agreed to continue supplying medications to Bahrain, after agreeing to lower pharmaceutical rates imposed by the government.  

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308 drug-related cases reported in Bahrain

Bahrain's Interior Ministry has reported 308 drug-related cases over the first four months of the year.   According to figures released by the Anti-Narcotics Directorate, 375 people have been involved in thes

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