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Acelity Strengthens Global Commercial Leadership; Names Ramesh Subrahmanian President for International Region 
June 24, 2017

(ME NewsWire)-- Acelity L.P. Inc., a leading global advanced wound care company, today announced Ramesh Subrahmanian will join the company as President for the International region and member of the senior leadership team effective July 17th. Acelity recently appointed John McAuley as Senior Vice President for Europe.

Subrahmanian brings more than"...

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Takeda Presents Data from Phase 1/2 Studies for NINLARO™ (ixazomib) in Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma Patients and in the Maintenance Setting
June 24, 2017

– Early studies of weekly and twice-weekly ixazomib plus lenalidomide and dexamethasone demonstrate deep responses after induction, with deepening responses seen after single-agent ixazomib maintenance –

– Data to be presented during two oral sessions at the 2017 European Hematology Association (EHA) Annual Meeting –

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Hospital opened to serve Grand Mosque visitors
June 23, 2017

On behalf of Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, his deputy Prince Abdullah Al-Saud recently opened a 50-bed emergency hospital in the presence of Health Minister Tawfiq Al-Rabiah.
The hospital is equipped with the latest medical devices, and has a 10-bed intensive care unit, Al-Rabiah said.
Located on the north side of the Grand Mosque, the hospital will serve its visitors.
A Ministry of Health official said the hospital comes within the framework"...

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Saudi Arabia’s crown prince gives $66.7m in aid for cholera outbreak in Yemen
June 23, 2017

The King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid (KSRelief) donated $66.7 million to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organization (WHO) and their partners to respond to the outbreak of cholera in Yemen.
The donation is an initiative of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, to accelerate the Kingdom’s humanitarian efforts in Yemen.
The figure of $66.7 million was requested by UNICEF"...

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75% of pharmacists in KSA are non-Saudis
June 21, 2017

About 75 percent of pharmacists working in the Kingdom are expatriates, according statistics released by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties.

The commission has accredited 9,804 Saudi male and female pharmacists, who account for 25 percent of the total number of pharmacists in the Kingdom, Al-Eqtisadiah newspaper reported.

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First-Ever World Kidney Cancer Q&A Day Highlights Growing Global Burden
June 20, 2017

(ME NewsWire)-- Kidney cancer is a silent disease that’s on the rise. The global incidence of kidney cancer is predicted to increase by a shocking 22 percent by 2020. Explanations are incomplete, but include risk factors such as aging, obesity, high blood pressure and smoking.

The lack of answers is why the International Kidney Cancer Coalition"...

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New Study Compares Performance of Masimo Next Generation SedLine® Patient State Index (PSi) to Original PSi During Anesthesia
June 20, 2017

(ME NewsWire)-- Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today the findings of an abstract presented at Euroanaesthesia 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland. In the study, researchers at University Medical Center Groningen, Netherlands, compared original and Next Generation versions of Masimo Patient State Index (PSi, a processed EEG parameter related to the effect of anesthetic agents) during Masimo SedLine® brain function monitoring of patients under propofol and sevoflurane anesthesia.1 SedLine brain function monitoring features four simultaneous EEG leads to enable continuous assessment of both sides of the brain, four EEG waveforms, a Density Spectral Array (DSA, an easy-to-interpret, high-resolution display of bi-hemispheric activity and EEG power), and PSi. Next Generation SedLine enhances PSi to make it less......

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5 emergency medical centers to be set up on Riyadh-Rayen-Bisha Road
June 19, 2017

In the wake of rising road accidents, five emergency medical centers will be set up on the Riyadh-Rayen-Bisha Road, Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal Bin Bandar announced here on Saturday.
The agreement was signed at Al-Hakam Palace in Riyadh between President of the Saudi Red Crescent Authority Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Qassim, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Shakreen Endowments Sheikh Malhi bin Salama bin Saeedan in the presence of Prince Faisal....

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Kieran Murphy Appointed CEO of GE Healthcare, Succeeding John Flannery
June 12, 2017

(ME NewsWire)-- GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt announced today the appointment of Kieran Murphy as president and CEO of GE Healthcare, effective immediately. Murphy is currently president and CEO of GE Healthcare Life Sciences. Murphy succeeds John Flannery who has been appointed CEO and chairman elect of GE.

Murphy, 54, was appointed CEO of GE"...

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New Study Investigates the Clinical Utility of ORi™, Masimo Oxygen Reserve Index™
June 12, 2017

(ME NewsWire)-- Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today the findings of an abstract presented at the recent International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. In the study, researchers at the UC Davis School of Medicine evaluated the potential clinical utility of Masimo Oxygen Reserve Index™ (ORi™) as an early warning of arterial hemoglobin desaturation in critically ill patients.1 ORi is a relative indicator of the partial pressure of oxygen in arterial blood (PaO2) in the range of 100 to 200 mmHg. ORi is intended to supplement, not replace, oxygen saturation (SpO2) monitoring and PaO2 measurements. As an “index” parameter with a unit-less scale between 0 and 1, ORi can be trended and has optional alarms to notify clinicians of changes in a patient’s......

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