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Julphar pharmaceutical plant in KAEC launched
April 26, 2017

The state-of-the-art pharmaceutical manufacturing facility Julphar Saudi Arabia officially opened during a much-anticipated on-site ribbon-cutting ceremony, which took place in King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) in the presence of Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates government representatives and officials.

The factory was inaugurated by Minister of Health Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah with dignitaries,"...

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Exempt old hospitals from new rules: JCCI
April 25, 2017

The health services committee at the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) has urged the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs to exempt health establishments set up 11 years ago from implementing new regulations. Members of the committee, who are investors in the health sector, said that they find challenges in implementing new regulations on their establishments and added that this will add to existing obstacles and might force many of them to leave"...

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First batch of serialised drugs delivered to Saudi Arabia
April 25, 2017

The Saudi Food and Drug Authority’s (SFDA) enforcement of the latest version of the Saudi Drug Code (SDC) — to protect against counterfeit pharmaceuticals — has led to Recipharm serialising, packing, QP releasing and shipping more than 240,000 units from its facility in Lisbon, Portugal, to this market. This €300,000 project is in addition to Recipharm’s wider €40 million investment into serialisation technology and processes to"...

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Saudi Arabia's drug prevention agencies raise awareness of narcotics
April 21, 2017

Ahmed bin Saadi Al-Zahrani, general-director of the General Directorate for Drug Control, said the directorate, in cooperation with the National Drug Prevention Project (Nebras) distributed drug awareness pamphlets at the recently concluded King Abdulaziz Camel Festival to alert festival-goers of the dangers of drugs.
Awareness packs were distributed to the festival visitors and presents were given to children, who also enjoyed an art corner where they could"...

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Replicor discloses achievement of 1 year functional control of HBV and HDV with NAPs and new mechanistic insights in NAP pharmacology
April 20, 2017

Replicor Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical company targeting a cure for chronic HBV and HDV infection, today disclosed significant new data on NAP activity in HBV and HDV infections at the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) 2017 annual meeting held April 19-23, 2017 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Updates in the REP 301 (HBV/HDV coinfection) and REP 401 (HBV infection)"...

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AED 1.45 billion Julphar sales in 2016
April 19, 2017

Led by its Chairman His Highness Sheikh Faisal Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Julphar’s General Assembly Meeting took place in the company’s headquarters of Ras Al Khaimah on April 16th. During the meeting, the General Assembly decided to distribute 16 per cent of profits in cash in addition to 3 per cent in shares to shareholders.

“In"...

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Saudi Private college medical interns in limbo after monthly allowance cut
April 18, 2017

Interns of private medical schools are “tweet-campaigning” against a halt to their monthly allowances without prior notice. “This decision is arbitrary, inhumane and unfair,” Dr. Bader Al-Jumah, founder of the @InternRewards account on Twitter, told Arab News.
Hundreds of medical interns who were directly affected by the Education Ministry’s decision took to Twitter to vent and discuss their struggle. Al-Jumah said he decided"...

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KSRelief provides health services to Yemeni people
April 17, 2017

The King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid (KSRelief) has provided health and medical services to Yemeni civilians in the crisis-hit country.
The KSRelief carried out health and medical projects in Yemen and in Saudi Arabia in cooperation with the Ministry of Health, and in Jordan at the Jordanian Red Crescent Hospital in Amman. It also provided services in Sudan in cooperation with the Sudanese Red Crescent Society.
Center officials say"...

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PSMF Invites International Patient Safety Community to Attend its 5th Annual Midyear Planning Meeting on July 13, 2017
April 12, 2017

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) invites patient safety experts, medical care providers, hospital administrators, patient advocates and policy makers from around the world to discuss challenges, brainstorm solutions and plan next steps in the mission to attain zero preventable deaths by the year 2020. Like the last midyear planning meeting, this meeting is principally a working meeting with the goal of solidifying our objectives for the next year. This meeting is by invitation only and will be co-convened with the Inova Heart & Vascular Institute at the Inova Center for Personalized Health in Falls Church, Virginia on July 13, 2017, from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm. Attendees will be provided preparation materials in advance of the meeting so they can prepare for a fruitful discussion. Meeting......

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Saudi health care plan growth to hit SR92.6bn by 2020
April 10, 2017

The Kingdom’s SR270 billion ($72 billion) health care plan under Vision 2030 sets Saudi Arabia on a fast-growth trajectory in the sector, projected to be a SR92.6 billion market by 2020. Partial growth will be technology and informatics driven, according to data released at the eHealth and Beyond Conference and Exhibition 2017, on Monday.
During the conference it was announced that six hospitals received the HIMSS Analytics EMRAM Stage-6 Award. They included the King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz University Hospital, Riyadh; King Saud...

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