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Health guidelines for arriving expats to be decided

July 2, 2020

Health guidelines for arriving expats to be decided

The Council of Ministers announced the start of commercial flights and opening of Kuwait airport from August 1 for arrivals operating at a 30% capacity, which would allow for those expats wishing to return to Kuwait to take advantage, but the details have not been clarified yet. A daily reported that the procedure for those expat arrivals require coordination with the Ministry of Health to outline the preventive"... Continue Reading

Teijin Receives Marketing Approval for Merz’s Xeomin® Botulinum Toxin Type A in Japan

June 29, 2020

Teijin Receives Marketing Approval for Merz’s Xeomin® Botulinum Toxin Type A in Japan

Merz Pharmaceuticals GmbH, a leading neurotoxin company and subsidiary of Merz Pharma GmbH & Co. KGaA, and Teijin Pharma Limited, the core company of the Teijin Group’s healthcare business, jointly announced today that Teijin Pharma has been granted approval by Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) to market Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA) for intramuscular injection in 50,"... Continue Reading

Daily Consumption of Walnuts Has a Positive Role in Improving Metabolic Syndrome

June 16, 2020

Daily Consumption of Walnuts Has a Positive Role in Improving Metabolic Syndrome

A new study suggests that consuming walnuts may help restore metabolic syndrome to a normal level or improve metabolic syndrome risk factors.

According to a paper published in Nutrition Research and Practice, a journal of the Korean Nutrition Society, regular consumption of walnuts may bring positive changes to metabolic syndrome"... Continue Reading

Patient Safety Movement Foundation Appoints New Chairman; Announces Drive Toward Zero Preventable Patient Deaths By 2030

March 12, 2020

Patient Safety Movement Foundation Appoints New Chairman; Announces Drive Toward Zero Preventable Patient Deaths By 2030

Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) – a global non-profit dedicated to unifying those involved in the healthcare ecosystem, identifying challenges that are causing patient deaths, and creating actionable solutions to mitigate them – is pleased to announce the appointment of its new chairman of the board of directors – Michael A.E. Ramsay, MD, FRCA. It also reaffirms its commitment to patient health and safety with updates to its mission, vision and values; and reestablishes its goal of achieving ZERO preventable patient deaths by 2030. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200310005733/en/ As one of PSMF’s longest-standing board members, serving since 2013, Dr. Ramsay has been an advocate for patient safety in the anesthesia world since the 1980’s...... Continue Reading

Kuwait tightens grip on violators of COVID-19 precautionary measures

March 12, 2020

Kuwait tightens grip on violators of COVID-19 precautionary measures

KUWAIT: Kuwait Municipality Director Ahmed Al-Manfouhi strongly instructed various municipality officials to make sure Ministry of Health’s (MoH) coronavirus-related precautionary measures are followed in various barbershops, salons, spas, sports and social clubs and cafes. “We are more concerned now with people’s safety rather than law enforcement,” Manfouhi stressed, noting that"... Continue Reading

Vifor Pharma Group Reports Strong Growth in 2019, Exceeding Raised Guidance

March 12, 2020

Vifor Pharma Group Reports Strong Growth in 2019, Exceeding Raised Guidance

Regulatory News:

Vifor Pharma Group recorded strong financial and operational performance in 2019 by focusing on its three strategic growth drivers while continuing to invest in its pipeline. The company exceeded its raised guidance for full-year 2019 on both net sales and EBITDA.

FINANCIAL"... Continue Reading

Takeda Provides Update on TOURMALINE-MM2 Phase 3 Trial

March 11, 2020

Takeda Provides Update on TOURMALINE-MM2 Phase 3 Trial

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) (“Takeda”) today announced the results from the TOURMALINE-MM2 study designed to evaluate the addition of NINLARO™ (ixazomib) to lenalidomide and dexamethasone in newly diagnosed transplant ineligible multiple myeloma patients. The addition of ixazomib to lenalidomide and dexamethasone resulted in an improvement in median progression-free survival (PFS) of 13.5 months (35.3 months versus 21.8 months; hazard ratio [HR] 0.83; p=0.073); however, it did not meet the threshold for statistical significance. The safety profile associated with NINLARO from the TOURMALINE-MM2 trial was generally consistent with the existing prescribing information....... Continue Reading

Sinterex named Best 3D-Printed Healthcare Products Manufacturer Middle East

March 11, 2020

Sinterex named Best 3D-Printed Healthcare Products Manufacturer Middle East

Global Health & Pharma (GHP), a global information sharing platform & a multi-disciplinary members community announced winners of the 2019 Technology Awards this month and recognised Sinterex as Best 3D-Printed Healthcare Products Manufacturer – Middle East.

In its announcement, GHP said, “Technology is a great"... Continue Reading

Kuwaiti Health Ministry announces 2nd patient recovery from coronavirus

March 10, 2020

Kuwaiti Health Ministry announces 2nd patient recovery from coronavirus

Kuwaiti Minister of Health Sheikh Dr. Basil Al-Sabah announced the recovery of the second coronavirus case of a woman, who travelled from Iran. In a statement to KUNA on Monday, the minister said that the tests showed that the woman had recovered from the symptoms of the virus.

He"... Continue Reading

Health, economic affairs ministers visit Al-Joun quarantine

March 9, 2020

Health, economic affairs ministers visit Al-Joun quarantine

Minister of Health Sheikh Dr. Basel Al-Sabah and Minister of Social Affairs and Minister of State for Economic Affairs Mariam Al-Aqeel visited Al-Joun center quarantine to check on the wellbeing of citizens and services provided there. The two ministers closely observed the medical and security systems in the center, as well as means of preventing the spread of the coronavirus, the Ministry of Social Affairs"... Continue Reading

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