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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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Oman plans measures to reduce drug prices

Oman’s Ministry of Health is set to introduce measures to reduce the prices of drugs for consumers in the Sultanate, which has recorded the highest pharmaceutical drug prices in the GCC region, said a report.  

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Egypt to get new hepatitis C drug at reduced rate

American biotechnology company Gilead Sciences, facing mounting criticism over the high price of its new hepatitis C pill Sovaldi, has offered to supply the medicine to Egypt at a 99 per cent discount to the US price. While the dr

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Unease in US over Indian drug quality

Some US doctors are becoming concerned about the quality of generic drugs supplied by Indian manufacturers following a flurry of recalls and import bans by the Food and Drug Administration. India supplies about 40 percent of gener

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