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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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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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UAE warns expats on banned medicines

UAE has urged expatriate residents and tourists to be more vigilant about medicines they carry from their home countries, said a report. Six Indians are serving jail terms in the country for bringing medicines for personal use tha

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Ten firms join search for new drugs

Ten big rival drug companies have formed a pact to cooperate on a US government-backed effort to accelerate the discovery of new drugs, the Wall Street Journal reported. The companies and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) wi

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Bahrain regulator pledges health security

Bahrain's National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA) will not allow anyone to threaten national health security or tamper with the new medicine prices. NHRA chief executive Dr Baha Eldin Fateha said the authority has necessar

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70pc cuts on way in Bahrain medicine prices

Hospital treatment could become cheaper as a result of a nationwide project to reduce the cost of more than 500 commonly used medicines in Bahrain, according to a report. The price of the medication for chronic diseases will be sl

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