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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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Bahrain medical mission to Gaza strip stranded

Escalating Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip are preventing a team of Bahraini doctors from flying to the war-torn area to treat the injured.   More than 10 medics planned to

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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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Call for unified herbal medicines GCC registry

A body that regulates drugs coming into the GCC wants to create a unified database of herbal medicines permitted by all Gulf countries in hopes of controlling prices.   The GCC Central Committee for Drugs (GCC-DR

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The age of genomic medicine dawns, finally

When President Bill Clinton announced in 2000 that Craig Venter and Dr Francis Collins of the National Human Genome Research Institute had succeeded in mapping the human genome, he solemnly declared that the discovery would "revolutionise&q

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