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Research and Markets Offers Report: Saudi Pharmaceuticals Market Development Analysis
August 21, 2014

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Saudi Pharmaceuticals Market Development Analysis" report to its offerings.


In a release, Research and Markets noted that report highlights include:

Pharmaceuticals products sales in Saudi Arabia are expected to surpass US$ 7 Billion by 2018 as compared to US$ 4.40 Billion in 2013.


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Saudis smoke Dh3.6bn worth cigarettes in 2013
August 21, 2014

Smokers in Saudi Arabia puffed away nearly SR3.6 billion (Dh3.6bn) worth of cigarettes in 2013 to turn their Gulf country into one of the world’s largest tobacco consumers relative to its population, according to local statistics.

Despite a ban on smoking in most closed public places and intensified awareness campaigns, the value of imported cigarettes last year was nearly nine per cent above the 2012 value of about SR3.3 billion (Dh3.3bn), showed the figures, published by the Saudi Arabic language daily Aleqtisadia.
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Clinical Study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology Reports Patients with Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma Receiving Oral REVLIMID with Standard R-CHOP Achieved 98% Overall Response Rate and 80% Complete Response Rate
August 21, 2014

Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) today announced that results of a study evaluating the combination of REVLIMID® (lenalidomide) with rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin hydrochloride, vincristine sulfate and prednisone (R-CHOP) in untreated diffuse large b-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) were published online ahead of print in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.


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Two Suspected Ebola Patients Flee Hospital in Saudi Arabia
August 20, 2014

Two men, displaying suspected symptoms of the Ebola virus, ran away from a rural health center located in the Madinah province of Saudi Arabia on Sunday, a Saudi daily reported.


“The two African nationals, who did not have residency permits or any other documentation, came to see the doctor at the health"...

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Quintiles CEO to Present at the Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference
August 20, 2014

Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference

Quintiles CEO Tom Pike will present at the Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference on Monday, September 8, 2014 in New York City at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.


The Quintiles presentation will begin at 9:55 a.m. (EDT). Investors may access a live audio webcast of the presentation on the Quintiles’ Investor Relations website at www.quintiles.com/investors."......

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First patients enrolled in study to evaluate dabigatran etexilate after PCI with stenting
August 19, 2014

  • Worldwide RE-DUAL PCITM to enroll up to 8,500 patients with atrial fibrillation who have received a coronary stent1
  • Data intended to help understand how to reduce blood clot risk and minimise bleeding risk in this patient population
  • Study is cooperatively conducted by the Harvard Clinical Research Institute and Boehringer Ingelheim

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15% infection allowance for workers of Holy Mosques
August 19, 2014

Government employees working at the Grand Mosque in Makkah and the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah will receive a 10 to 15 percent pay hike in light of the fact that they are exposed to various contagious diseases spread by pilgrims who come from different parts of the world.

Civil Service Minister Abdul Rahman Al-Barrak has approved the pay hike.
Employees working at gates and courtyards at the Two holy mosques will get the highest salary increase of 15 percent, while administrative workers at the two mosques will get a hike...

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Sales of pharma products poised to exceed SR26bn in 2018
August 19, 2014

Sales of pharmaceutical products in the Kingdom are poised to exceed $7 billion (SR26.25 billion) by 2018, compared to sales of 2013, which valued SR4.4 billion, according to a financial report.

The pharmaceutical market in the Kingdom has registered significant growth over years driven by various factors such as increasing of aging population, demographic changes, rise in diseases related to new lifestyle, growing spending of Saudis, and government initiatives to promote local pharmaceutical firms, Al-Eqtisadiah daily said quoting...

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Expression Analysis Announces 2014 Grant Program
August 19, 2014

Expression Analysis (EA), a Quintiles company, today announced that it is co-sponsoring a grant program that provides scientists with leading-edge products and services to advance genomics research. In the sixth year of the grant program, EA and co-sponsor, Illumina, will award two fully funded oncology research grants. Each grant will enable winners to investigate genomic data locked within Formalin-Fixed, Paraffin Embedded (FFPE) tumor samples - focusing on a largely"...

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Ebola awareness campaign launched
August 17, 2014

A leading charitable group organized an awareness campaign on the Ebola virus in cooperation with the Ministry of Islamic Affairs in Jeddah on Wednesday.

The Zamzam charitable organization launched the campaign in a bid to spread preventive awareness on the deadly virus, which has killed 1,145 people in West Africa, under the slogan “transcend behavior.”

The Ebola virus has a 90-percent fatality rate and no cure, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Omar Eid and Fouad Mirdad from the charity...

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