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40 tonnes Bahrain medical aid on way for Gaza

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

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Bahrain's health chiefs deny medicines shortage

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

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Saudi pharmaceutical market seen at $3.6bn

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

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Exercise ‘as good as medicines’ in treating heart disease

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

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UAE cuts prices by 40pc for 6,600 medicines

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

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Bahrain steps up clamp on medicine imports

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

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Bahrain to slash medicine prices by 20pc

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

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UAE cuts price of 6,619 medicine brands

  The United Arab Emirates on Sunday adopted regulations that will help cut prices of more than 6,600 types of imported medicines by up to 40 percent, state news agency Wam reported.

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Drug industry bets on new blockbusters in 2013

Drugmakers are betting that a new wave of medicines for cancer, diabetes, heart disease, multiple sclerosis and hepatitis will shape up as tomorrow's blockbusters in the coming 12 months. With the industry regaining some of it

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New push for Gulf health co-operation

Bolstering health co-operation among Gulf countries will be discussed at a major event in Bahrain next month. The 74th GCC Health Ministers' Conference will be held from January 8 to 10 at the Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa S

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