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.
Bahrain is clamping down on illegal and imitation medicines that have been flooding into the country.
Customs officials have seized 62 duplicate, banned or unlicensed medicines this week, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (
A first shipment of 40 tonnes of medicines and medical equipment is expected to leave Bahrain for Gaza within the next 48 hours.
The cargo will include surgical equipment, intravenous fluids, medications and ba
Health chiefs have moved to reassure patients after it emerged there was a shortage of certain medicines in pharmacies.
Major drugs for treating diabetes, high blood pressure, heart conditions, thyroid problems
The pharmaceutical market in Saudi Arabia including government procurements is estimated at SR13.5 billion ($3.6 billion) with the private sector claiming a share of SR7 billion, a report said.
The per capita consumption of medici
Exercise may be just as good as medication to treat heart disease and should be included as a comparison when new drugs are being developed and tested, scientists said on Wednesday.
In a large review published in the British Medic
UAE is cutting the prices of 6,610 medicines by up to 40 per cent from tomorrow (June 6) under a new unified pricing scheme, a report said.
Medications are for chronic high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes form the major
Only licensed agents will be allowed to import drugs into Bahrain as part of a crackdown on fake and illegal medications, a report said.
They will also only be able to import drugs approved for import by Bahrain's health autho
Bahrain has decided to slash profit margins on the price of medicines by 10 to 20 per cent, aiming to ensure good returns for pharmacies and alleviate the burden on citizens, said a senior government official.
The Health Ministry and a