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Suspected drugs seized at Bahrain airport

A foreign passenger has been arrested with a substance suspected to be marijuana, weighing 2.0597kg, the director of Bahrain’s Airports Customs announced. Customs officers at Bahrain International Airport found the substance

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Experts support call for lower cancer drug prices

A group of 118 leading cancer experts have developed a list of proposals designed to reduce the cost of cancer drugs, and support a grassroots patient protest movement to pressure drug companies to charge what they deem a fair value for treatmen

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Alert over illegal online drug sales in Bahrain

Illegal  drugs such as cannabis and ecstasy are being openly sold online in Bahrain, an expert has warned. Psychiatrist and addiction therapist Dr Sharifa Swar told the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication,

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Goal to end AIDS epidemic by 2030 realistic: UN

The world can end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, the UN said on Tuesday, highlighting global success in rolling out life-saving drugs over the last 15 years. The UN Millennium Development Goal to halt and reverse the spread of the dis

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Huge quantity of heroin seized by Bahrain naval forces

A Bahrain-based naval force has seized 981kg of highly purified heroin from drug smugglers off Africa's east coast. The drugs were heading for Tanzania when they were intercepted by naval forces during an operation that lasted

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Drugs smuggling attempt foiled in Bahrain

Customs officers have foiled an attempt to smuggle 1,559.6 grams of heroin through Bahrain International Airport. They stopped a foreigner on suspicion as he was proceeding through the Green Channel, said a report in the Gulf Dail

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Abu Dhabi police arrest man with 24kg of drugs

Abu Dhabi Police have arrested a Pakistani man on suspicion of possessing and intending to sell 24 kilograms of hashish and heroin in the Mussafah industrial area of the UAE capital. Brigadier Omair Al Muhairi, director of Police

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GSK, Novartis complete $20bn asset swap deals

GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis said on Monday they had completed a series of asset swaps worth more than $20 billion that will reshape both drugmakers. GSK is forming a consumer health joint venture with Novartis, while at the same

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Bahrain naval force seizes drugs worth $132m

A Bahrain-based naval force has seized drugs worth millions of dollars from a dhow sailing off the coast of East Africa. A total of 324kg of heroin with a street value of $132 million was confiscated by the Combined Maritime Force

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Drug-resistant tuberculosis at crisis levels, warns WHO

Multi drug-resistant tuberculosis remains at crisis levels, with about 480,000 new cases this year, and various forms of the lung disease killed about 1.5 million people in 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.

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