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Takeda Announces Bold, New Access to Medicines Strategy
August 26, 2016

Announcement coincides with TICAD VI and the opening of new Takeda offices in Nairobi, Kenya.


Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TOKYO:4502) today announced the launch of a bold, new Access to Medicines (AtM) strategy, aimed at increasing access to its innovative and potentially life-saving medicines for patients with some of the highest unmet medical needs. For decades, the company has provided product, funding and access in many parts of the world, based on regional needs. The new AtM strategy builds on that"......

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Saudi Arabia and Cuba Discuss Bilateral Cooperation in Health Sector
August 24, 2016

The government of Saudi Arabia acknowledged today the high professional level Cuban health professionals and thanked them for the work they perform in the kingdom.

During a meeting with the Cuban ambassador in Riyadh, Enrique Enriquez, on the occasion of the completion of his diplomatic mission, the Saudi Minister of Health,Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, commented on the current and perspective state of bilateral cooperation in this field.

The meting was conducted in a cordial and friendly atmosphere, and Enrique Enriquez reiterated...

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Indian I-Day blood donation camp held in Jeddah
August 23, 2016

JEDDAH — A section of the Indian community here celebrated their country’s 70th Independence Day by donating blood on Aug. 19 , the day they chose to commemorate the Independence Day.

Around 250 members of Tamil Nadu Thowheed Jamaath (TNTJ), a social organization from the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, gathered at the King Fahd Hospital and donated 205 units of blood, on Friday.

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OT, Compliant with Discover’s Latest Specifications on Dual Payment Cards
August 23, 2016

OT (Oberthur Technologies), a leading global provider of embedded security software products and services, today announced that its dual EMV payment cards are certified by Discover with its latest specifications, D-Payment Application Specification (D-PAS) version 1.1. These cards can be used worldwide across the Discover Global Network, which includes Discover Network, Diners Club International, PULSE and affiliated networks.


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Wearing a confident smile for SR8,500
August 22, 2016

JEDDAH: A well-aligned set of all the 32 teeth are an important part of one’s personality, especially for those seeking jobs in the defense or civil sectors. To gain that confident smile, such people are ready to shell out large sums of money to dental specialists, says a report.
For instance, the cost of dental implant, which many citizens opt for, is reportedly as high as SR8,500 in reputed clinics in the Kingdom, a local newspaper reported, quoting sources.
However, some tooth implant centers are very popular because of...

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Al-Dawaa Pharmacies honors ‘Gold & Jewel’ promo winners
August 21, 2016

AL-KHOBAR — Al-Dawaa Pharmacies hosted the 36 big winners of its “Gold and Jewel Festival” promotion which attracted hundreds of participants from all over the Kingdom. The gala dinner event took place at the Le Meridien Hotel in Al-Khobar which animated by both awards handling and a dinner attended by senior officials from Al-Dawaa Pharmacies. “Garnier” brand, which also participated in the promotion, unveiled at the event its new collection"...

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Designed by doctors for doctors
August 19, 2016

A JEDDAH-EDUCATED surgeon has developed an augmented reality platform designed to allow surgeons to virtually transport themselves into any operating room globally to guide, train, teach and support other surgeons and medical experts.

Dr. Nadine Hachach-Haram, co-founder of the program is a Plastic Surgery Resident based in London, with a wealth of experience in the field of IT & healthcare. Dr. Nadine has worked on promoting healthcare efficiency projects"...

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SRCA operates 383 ambulance centers
August 19, 2016

The Saudi Red Crescent Authority (SRCA) operates 383 ambulance centers in 13 regions of the Kingdom, the authority's annual report has stated.

The Riyadh region has the highest number of SRCA-operated centers at 77, or 20 percent of the total centers in the Kingdom, the report said.

Makkah came in at the second spot in terms of number of such centers at 71 (19 percent), followed by Eastern Province (54) and Madinah (30). Najran region has the lowest number of 12 centers (3 percent), the report said.

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Masimo Announces CE Marking for RAS-45 Sensor for rainbow Acoustic Monitoring® of Respiration Rate
August 19, 2016

Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today the CE Marking of RAS-45, a single-use adult and pediatric acoustic respiration sensor for rainbow Acoustic Monitoring® (RAM™) of respiration rate (RRa®).


Continuous monitoring of respiration rate is especially important for post-surgical patients receiving patient-controlled analgesia for pain management. The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation"......

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