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Novartis’ new heart failure medicine gets FDA approval

Novartis’ new heart failure medicine Entresto (sacubitril/valsartan) tablets, previously known as LCZ696, has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Entresto will be available on prescription for patient

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WHO adds Hep C drugs to essential list, urges lower prices

The World Health Organization has added new curative treatments for hepatitis C to its essential medicines list, but the UN agency said prices needed to fall to make them accessible to patients in poorer countries. The treatment o

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Chinese medicinal herb compound shows promise for Ebola

A drug derived from a Chinese medicinal herb is showing promise for combating Ebola infection, effectively imprisoning the virus inside cells so it cannot do its usual damage, scientists said on Thursday. The researchers said the

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DHCC unveils new identity of its first dental college

The Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), a leading healthcare free zone in the emirate, has revealed the new identity of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed College of Dental Medicine (HBMCDM), formerly the Dubai College of Dental Medicine. This was

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Emergency medicine experts to convene in Dubai

Emergency medicine experts are set to gather in Dubai, UAE at a conference to promote its development in the Middle East. The annual Scientific Conference of the Emirates Society of Emergency Medicine (ESEM) 2014, under the theme

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$2.6m food and drugs lab opens in Bahrain

A new laboratory dedicated to inspecting food, medicine and cosmetics - the first of its kind in Bahrain - was officially opened in Hidd Industrial Area yesterday (November 6). The BD1 million ($2.6 million) Inspection Food and Dr

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UAE to become logistics hub for pharmaceutical firms

Leading international pharmaceutical companies have agreed to make the UAE their logistics hub for the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region, a senior official has revealed. The UAE Ministry of Health officials recently met about 1

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Prices of more medicines to be slashed in Bahrain

Prices of 400 types of skin and venereal medicines will be slashed by 50 per cent starting October 7 in Bahrain. This will bring the total number of drug categories affected by price reductions to 2,487, said a report in the Gulf

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500 experts for Abu Dhabi multi-speciality meet

More than 500 healthcare professionals and residents will discuss latest updates and information on clinical issues for every day practice in internal medicine and paediatrics at an upcoming multispecialty summit in Abu Dhabi. Spo

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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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