Bahrain will play a key role in helping research a new drug to replace painkillers in the treatment of sickle cell anaemia, it has emerged. The year-long research programme is set to be launched on Wednesday (September 9) by Arabian Gulf Unive
A 30-year-old Bahraini yesterday became the 12th sickle cell patient to die since the start of this year, a report said.
Campaigners claimed it was because of a new Health Ministry rule for doctors to wait a minimum of eight hours
There has been a staggering increase of up to 700 per cent in the use of prescription painkillers in some areas of Bahrain since the beginning of 2011, a report said.
This coincides with an outbreak of anti-government protests, wh