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Seven $1bn-plus drugs to hit market in 2016

Drug companies are likely to launch seven "blockbuster" drugs in 2016, each with $1 billion-plus annual sales potential, led by new treatments for liver disease and HIV, according to a Thomson Reuters analysis. The asses

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Drug firms urge govts to do more to combat superbugs

More than 80 international drug and biotech firms urged governments to work with them to combat drug-resistant superbugs which could kill tens of millions of people within decades unless progress is made and new antibiotics found.

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Bahrain approves new pharmaceuticals factory

Health services in Bahrain are set to receive a boost with a pharmaceutical factory already being given the green light to start operations and requests for three more plants under evaluation, a report said. The drugs manufacturin

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Bahrain approves new pharmaceuticals factory

Health services in Bahrain are set to receive a boost with a pharmaceutical factory already being given the green light to start operations and requests for three more plants under evaluation, a report said. The drugs manufacturin

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Bahrain navy seizes 118kg heroin in sea raid

A Bahrain-based naval force has seized 118kg of heroin from a fishing vessel in the Indian Ocean. The seizure, thought to be worth $108.8 million, was carried out by a crew aboard the HMAS Melbourne, reported the Gulf Daily Ne

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5 tonnes of drugs seized at Beirut airport

Lebanese customs seized five tonnes of Captagon amphetamine pills and hashish at Beirut airport on Tuesday, concealed in primary school desks that were to be shipped to Egypt, a security source said. Meanwhile, security forces in

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UAE seizes Iranian ship smuggling drugs, men

UAE security authorities have seized an Iranian ship while trying to smuggle about 11.5 kg of drugs and 142,725 narcotic pills into the country hidden in secret compartments through the Sharjah port. Apart fom the drugs, the crew was al

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Drug smuggling bid foiled at Bahrain airport

An attempt to smuggle more than half a kilo of the methamphetamine shabu through Bahrain International Airport has been foiled by Customs. Officers seized 555gm of the drug concealed inside the luggage of an Asian passenger, who w

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Pfizer to buy Allergan in $160bn deal

Pfizer, the maker of Viagra and Lipitor, has struck a deal to buy Botox-maker Allergan in a transaction valued at about $160 billion, creating the world's biggest drugmaker. New York-based Pfizer and Allergan, headquartered in

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Pfizer to buy Allergan in $160bn deal

Pfizer, the maker of Viagra and Lipitor, has struck a deal to buy Botox-maker Allergan in a transaction valued at about $160 billion, creating the world's biggest drugmaker. New York-based Pfizer and Allergan, headquartered in

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