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Campaign launched to eradicate hepatitis C from Kingdom by 2030
May 30, 2016

JEDDAH — A national awareness campaign on the risk of hepatitis C was launched last week by the Ministry of Health in collaboration with Abbvie, a global biopharmaceutical company.

The campaign, under the slogan “reassure,” is planned in a number of cities around the Kingdom and its activities throughout the year.

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Samsung Bioepis Becomes First to Obtain European Commission Approval for Second Anti-TNF-α Biosimilar with Flixabi®
May 30, 2016

  • Samsung Bioepis solidifies industry leadership in biosimilars by becoming the first company to bring a second anti-TNF-α biosimilar to market
  • Flixabi® is Samsung Bioepis’ second anti-TNF-α biosimilar to receive European Commission approval, following Benepali®, the first-ever etanercept biosimilar in Europe

Samsung Bioepis Co., Ltd. today announced the European Commission’s (EC) approval of Flixabi® – a biosimilar"...

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DM Foundation Announces Winners of Aster Media Awards 2016
May 30, 2016

Sajila Saseendran, Senior Reporter at Khaleej Times and Anand Raj, Features Editor at Gulf News, have been declared joint winners in the International-GCC category of the Aster Media Awards, instituted by the DM Foundation, the philanthropic arm of leading GCC and India private healthcare service provider, Aster DM Healthcare.


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Takeda Receives Positive CHMP Opinion for ADCETRIS® (brentuximab vedotin) as Consolidation Treatment in Post-Transplant Hodgkin Lymphoma
May 29, 2016

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE: 4502) today announced that the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has adopted a positive opinion for the extension of the current conditional approval of ADCETRIS® (brentuximab vedotin) and recommended its approval for the treatment of adult patients with CD30+ Hodgkin lymphoma at increased risk of relapse or progression following autologous stem cell transplantation"...

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Takeda Provides Update on EU Marketing Authorization Application for NINLARO® (ixazomib) in Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma
May 28, 2016

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE: 4502) today announced that the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has adopted a negative opinion, recommending against the authorization of NINLARO® (ixazomib) capsules, an oral proteasome inhibitor for the treatment of patients with relapsed and/or refractory multiple myeloma. Takeda intends to appeal this opinion and request a re-examination by the CHMP.


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Masimo to Showcase Next Generation SedLine® Brain Function Monitor at 2016 Euroanaesthesia Congress
May 26, 2016

Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today the CE mark and scheduled full market release of Next Generation SedLine® Brain Function Monitoring technology at the European Society of Anaesthesiology’s (ESA) 2016 Euroanaesthesia Congress in London, England.


Next Generation SedLine enhances how Masimo’s processed EEG parameter, the Patient State Index (PSI), responds in challenging"......

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3 out of 4 people with symptomatic asthma report reduced productivity at work
May 26, 2016

  • New survey shows that 3 out of 4 people with symptomatic asthma claim that their symptoms affected their productivity while working1
  • On average people with asthma symptoms missed 3 hours of work over a one week period despite taking maintenance treatment1

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Results were released today by Boehringer Ingelheim from an international"...

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Major contracts sealed at Saudi Health Expo 2016
May 24, 2016

The Saudi Health Exhibition 2016 was successfully concluded with a total of 23,000 unique visitors.


The 4th edition of the Saudi Health exhibition and Conference 2016 was successfully concluded after receiving heavy flows of decision-makers in health-related fields and healthcare professionals for three consecutive"...

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Healthcare jobs up for grabs in Saudi Arabia
May 24, 2016

Healthcare offers more job opportunities than any other sector in Saudi Arabia, according to a new survey.


The latest Employment Index by leading human resource consultancy Monster reveals that demand for healthcare professionals has been growing tremendously over the past few months and is now leading the charts with a growth of 37 per cent in April 2016, as compared to the same period last year.


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Ferring Pharmaceuticals: World Bedwetting Day 2016 - New Evidence Confirms the Impact of Bedwetting on Children’s Daytime Functioning
May 24, 2016

  • Bedwetting is a complex disorder involving several factors such as bladder dysfunction, the inability to wake up and an over-production of urine at night1 and will not necessarily go away by itself2
  • An increased association between bedwetting, brain and psychological functioning as well as sleep issues is well documented1,3
  • Successfully treating bedwetting removes the emotional burden placed on the child, and has shown to improve auditory work memory, quality of life and day time functioning4