Healthcare

January 27, 2015

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Pharmaceutical products: 10% increase in import bill in 2014

Algeria’s imports of pharmaceutical products totalled nearly $2.6 billion in 2014 against $2.34 billion a year earlier, up 10.44%, said Monday the Algerian Customs.


If the costs of imports increased, their quantity recorded a slight decrease by totalling 33,593 tonnes in 2014 against 34,142 tonnes a year previously, down 1.61%, according to the Algerian Customs’"...

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January 27, 2015

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Ferring Pharmaceuticals Moves to Strengthen Growth with Appointment of Chief Medical and Chief Scientific Officers

Ferring Pharmaceuticals announced today the appointment of Pascal Danglas, MD as Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer and Per Falk, MD, PhD as Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer. Both appointments are effective as of February 1st.


“Ferring aims to expand its portfolio and improve patient access to our products,” said Michel Pettigrew,"...

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January 27, 2015

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Celgene Receives Positive CHMP Opinion for ABRAXANE® for First-Line Treatment of Patients with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Celgene International Sàrl, a wholly owned subsidiary of Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG), today announced that the European Medicines Agency's (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has adopted a positive opinion for ABRAXANE® (paclitaxel formulated as albumin-bound nanoparticles, or nab-paclitaxel) in combination with carboplatin for the first-line treatment of non-small cell lung cancer in adult patients who are not candidates for potentially curative surgery and/or radiation therapy.

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January 26, 2015

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Health system will be revived in 2015, says Boudiaf

Minister of Health, hospital reform and population Abdelmalek Boudiaf stressed Sunday in Algiers that the health system will be revived in 2015.


While presenting the balance sheet of 2014 activities and the action plan for the current year, 2015 will be marked by an "ambitious" program aiming at meeting the aspirations of health professionals and citizens.


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January 26, 2015

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DZD 4 billion for National Transplant Agency

The State has devoted DZD4 billion for the functioning of the National Transplant Agency (ANG) whose new director will be installed Monday, announced Minister of Health, Population and Hospital Reform Abdelmalek Boudiaf.


The minister, who spoke at a press conference on the sidelines of the presentation of the assessment of 2014’s activities and next year’s action"...

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January 25, 2015

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Health: Boudiaf calls for development of research

Minister of Health, Population and Hospital Reform Abdelmalek Boudiaf insisted Thursday in Algiers on developing the research in the field of health and making it a priority of health system.


At the closing of a workshop on research in the field of health, Boudiaf stressed that his department is working to "develop the capacity of the health system and invest in existing resources to promote research."


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January 25, 2015

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Influenza raises fear among Algerians

Prevalence of recent deadly influenza virus raised a state of panic and fear among Algerians, at a time when there were conflicting views of professionals in the diagnosis of the virus between pigs flu "H1N1" and the severe seasonal flu, and between this and that they warn of the intense seasonal influenza that may cause of death if the patient has a chronic illness or is too old, or pregnant women as well.


In this context, President"...

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January 24, 2015

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Medicines: Government encourages domestic production to reduce import bill

The government advocates encouraging domestic production of medicines as a substitute for imports that result in overbilling of imported products, Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal said Wednesday on Algerian television.


"To fight against overbilling of drugs import, the government encourages domestic production," said Sellal, stressing that "instructions were given to"...

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January 24, 2015

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To Avoid Diseases: ADP Urge Public to Exercise

The Medical Services Department at the Abu Dhabi Police, called upon its staff and community members to practice brisk walking, for its great health benefits in preventing heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes and arteriosclerosis. People are urged to walk 30 to 60 minutes daily, 5 days a week, according to Medical Services Department.

These remarks will be included in the radio address that will be broadcasted live on Sunday by the Medical"...

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January 22, 2015

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Towards rehabilitation of teaching hospitals to adapt them to international standards

Algeria’s 14 teaching hospitals will be rehabilitated in 2015 in order to meet the international standards, said Tuesday in Algiers Minister of Health, Population and Hospital Reform Abdelmalek Boudiaf.


Boudiaf, who inaugurated four new services at Beni Messous teaching hospital, said that the “rehabilitation of these structures goes through the completion of"...

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