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Oman Focuses on Negative Impact of Medical Drugs Reports


Dr Sawsan bint Ahmed bin Jaafar, Director-General of Pharmacology and Medicine Monitoring, has said that the World Health Organization accords great significance to after-marketing follow-up of medical drugs and, for this purpose, set up a centre for Medicinal Alert in Uppsala city, Switzerlands. The centre aims to detect any negative impacts of medicines, other […]

Oman Pharmaceutical Company Wins FDA Approval


Oman Pharmaceutical Products Company, OPP, belonging to the Al Bahja Group announced that it has won its first product approval from the US Federal Drug Administration (FDA).

OPP said it won the FDA approval for its product Neomycin, paving the way for its sale in the US. The development follows the successful audit of […]

Al Rahba Hospital organizes first National Trauma Conference in Abu Dhabi


Al Rahba Hospital will host the first National Trauma Conference in UAE this weekend from April 30th May 1st. The event brings together more than 400 medical practitioners and members of the regulatory community to discuss trauma medicine, share information on the issue, develop assessment skills and improve management of trauma cases.

The conference […]

Health Ministry Asks Pharmaceutical Companies to Appoint Pharmaceutical Vigilance Officer


UAE Ministry of Health stated that all pharmaceuticals and medicine companies registered at the Registration and Pharmaceutical Drugs Department will be required to appoint a pharmaceutical vigilance officer in their organizations.

Dr. Amin Al Amiri, Executive Director for Medical Practices and Licenses at the UAE Ministry of Health the decision, explained that all the […]

Osteoporosis Indicated in One Third of Older Men Undergoing Treatment in Hospital


In a study conducted by Dr. Haider M Al Attia, Consultant Internal Medicine and Rheumatology at Al Noor Hospital, Airport Road, Abu Dhabi, tested the density of the femur bone in140 predominantly Arab male patients aged 55 years and over – who were attending hospital for the treatment of other conditions – to determine […]

The Supreme Council for Health Helps in Increasing Health Awareness


The Supreme Council for Health recently saw the conclusion of “Healthy Steps to Doha” programme, initiated in association with Supreme Education Council (SEC) to help increase health awareness and combat child obesity in schools.

“Obesity has become one of the major epidemics with the latest statistics from World Health Organization showing one billion people […]

Syria And UAE Discuss Medical Cooperation


Dr. Rida, Minister of Health, discussed with Director General of the UAE Ministry of Health Dr. Salem al-Darmaki cooperation in health sector and developing it through the first meeting of the Syrian-Emirati Technical and Health Committee.

Minister Said expressed desire to cooperate with the UAE in the domains of nursing, management and medicine control […]

Al Ain Hosts The Annual International Pediatric Conference


Tawam Hospital, in collaboration with Johns Hopkins Medicine, will be hosting the 2010 Annual International Pediatric Conference from April 22nd to 24th, 2010 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Al Ain.

The conference will host prominent speakers from Johns Hopkins Medicine USA, Europe, and the Middle East, along with a number of specialists from national […]

UAE Calls For Establishing A Generic Medicines Association


A senior official at the Health Authority-Abu Dhabi (HAAD) called for the introduction of cost-effective drugs across Abu Dhabi through a strategy that does not compromise patient safety.

The usage of pharmaceutical products in the UAE has grown at a rate of 21 per cent per annum above the world average.

Ten key health […]

New Preventive Medicine Complex to Open in Umm Al Qiwain


Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mualla, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Um Al Qaiwain, and His Excellency Dr. Hanif Hassan, Minister of Health, will open the new preventive medicine centre today in Um Al Qaiwain.

Dr. Mahmoud Fikri, Executive Director for Health Policies at the UAE Ministry of Health, stated that […]