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17 university hospitals to be privatized
February 18, 2018

Tatweer Holding Company, which comes under the Ministry of Education, is working to privatize 17 university hospitals, Al-Madina newspaper reported on Saturday.

They are trying to develop an operational model to involve the private sector to be a partner in these hospitals.

Studies are in progress to amend the regulations of these university hospitals to involve the private sector.

The privatization of government hospitals is"...

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Emirates Hospital Honours ‘Year of Zayed’
February 18, 2018

In honour of the UAE’s ‘Year of Zayed’, Emirates Hospital in Jumeirah unveiled a large-scale poster of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan on the façade of the building. The initiative aims to pay tribute to Sheikh Zayed’s inspirational and honourable virtues that have set the precedence for the UAE to gain a reputation as global leader of humanitarian values.

“Sheikh"...

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Takeda Announces Its Certification in Select Group of Global Top Employers® 2018
February 18, 2018

(AETOS Wire) -- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TOKYO: 4502), (“Takeda”) today announced it has become part of a select group of only thirteen (13) companies and one of two pharmaceuticals to receive global Top Employer® status for 2018. Established over 25 years ago, award certification is given annually by the Top Employers Institute to companies with exceptional employee offerings. The program is organized and designed by the Institute to recognize those that create optimal conditions for their employees to develop professionally and personally, and that achieve the highest standards of excellence for their people. To be certified globally at least 20 countries, four regions and the applicant company’s global headquarters all needed to be certified by the Top Employer......

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OTEZLA® (Apremilast) Phase III Data Showed Significant Improvements in Patients with Active Behçet’s Disease with Oral Ulcers
February 18, 2018

(AETOS Wire) -- Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) today announced that data from the phase III RELIEF™ clinical trial of OTEZLA® (apremilast) in patients with active Behçet’s Disease with oral ulcers were presented in a late-breaking oral presentation at the 2018 American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Annual Meeting. The results showed statistically significant reductions in oral ulcers with apremilast"...

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Systemic Sclerosis World Congress: Inspirational Patient Stories Reveal the Challenging Realities of Living with Devastating Rare Disease
February 16, 2018

  • 'More Than Scleroderma: The Inside Story' provides real-life stories and education about the life-threatening disease
  • New and truly inspiring patient stories are revealed
  • Help raise awareness of this little-known disease by visiting www.morethanscleroderma.com
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New Genome Study of B. longum subsp. longum by Morinaga Milk May Explain the Species' Wide Distribution across All Ages
February 15, 2018

(AETOS Wire) -- Bifidobacterium longum is one of only a handful of species of gut bacteria that is widely present among people of all ages, including infants, adults and the elderly.1,2 Today, Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd. (TOKYO:2264), a leading Japanese dairy product company, announced the results of a groundbreaking new genome study, in collaboration with the SFI Research Centre APC Microbiome Ireland, that may explain why. The human gut is colonized by a collection of microbes (microbiome) which play an integral role in human health, by helping us digest our food, produce certain vitamins, regulate our immune system, and protect us against pathogenic bacteria. This current study revealed that one bacterial species, B. longum subsp. longum, demonstrates a wide variation in its genes that increases......

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Medicines available on Internet for half the price
February 14, 2018

Many medicines are available on the Internet at cheaper rates compared to prices at pharmacies in the Kingdom. As a result of this disparity an electronic campaign has been launched against high prices of medicines, accusing pharmacies of greed.

Many patients purchase medicines from pharmacies outside the Kingdom and blamed authorities for allowing pharmacies to hike prices without monitoring them closely.

Dr. Fahd Al-Khudairi, a researcher"...

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World Patient Safety Summit Aims to Reduce Unnecessary C-Sections
February 14, 2018

(AETOS Wire) -- Two survivors of C-section delivery and postpartum complications will be part of a distinguished panel at the upcoming 2018 World Patient Safety Science & Technology Summit in London, on Saturday, February 24.

According to researchers, C-sections or deliveries of newborns by caesarean section, is on the rise but nearly half of"...

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Ferring Announces 30 Million CHF Investment in New Biotech Centre in Switzerland
February 14, 2018

(AETOS Wire) -- Ferring Pharmaceuticals announced today that it is expanding its capabilities in biologics through a new biotech centre which will be installed at the company’s existing headquarters and manufacturing site in Saint-Prex, Switzerland.

Over the next three years, Ferring will invest approximately 30 million CHF in the new Ferring"...

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Jobless Saudi pharmacists seek halt to hiring of expats
February 13, 2018

As many as 21,530 foreign pharmacists work at more than 8,500 private pharmacies across the Kingdom while many Saudi pharmacy college graduates wander without jobs. At the same time, only 22% of more than 25,000 pharmacists in Health Ministry hospitals are Saudis.

Expatriates dominate the Kingdom’s pharmaceutical sector. It seems the Ministry of Labor and Social Development finds it difficult to nationalize jobs in the sector. Many private pharmacies"...

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