February 16, 2020


NEXtCARE, the Region’s Leading Third-Party Administrator Launches Telehealth Service With Health at Hand

Health at Hand, one of the Middle East’s most advanced telehealth providers, has launched its services with NEXtCARE. In a bid to improve access to care for NEXtCARE members, Health at Hand has developed a software solution (SDK) to provide members access to a doctor through video consultation from anywhere in the world with no co-pay. Those using the service in Dubai will also be able to get their prescription medicine delivered to them within 60 minutes, or have lab test requests issued through the app. Members can"...

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February 15, 2020


Octapharma Group Delivered Strong Growth in Both Sales and Operating Income In 2019

  • Reported revenues of €2.2 billion represent an increase of €417 million (23.2%) on 2018
  • Operating income of €424 million represents an increase of €78.6 million (22.7%) on 2018
  • All products performed well, but highlights are the year-on-year growth of the Group’s immunoglobulin product portfolio, as well as Nuwiq®, albunorm® and fibryga®

Commenting on the Group’s results, Octapharma CEO and Chairman Wolfgang Marguerre said: “Octapharma"...

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February 15, 2020


Mary Kay Participates in 2020 Generational Dermatology Palm Springs Symposium

Mary Kay Inc., a global beauty company and leader in skin care innovation, continued its decades-long support of the beauty and scientific communities by recently supporting the 2020 Generational Dermatology Palm Springs Symposium from Feb. 14 – 16. Generational Dermatology, founded by Dr. Wendy E. Roberts, takes a multi-decade approach to the evolving aging patient, including medical, surgical and aesthetic dermatology. This symposium is targeted toward dermatologists and other core specialists at all stages of their careers. Participants join extraordinary faculty and key opinion leaders at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas, Rancho Mirage. “Our commitment to skin care science isn’t just about making new Mary Kay products,” said Dr. Lucy Gildea, Chief Scientific Officer at Mary Kay. ”Our involvement with events like Generational Dermatology allows us to exchange innovative......

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February 9, 2020


Champion Nurse Awards Acknowledges the Contribution of Nurses in the Healthcare Industry

Launched in Dubai

Dr.Layla Al Marzooqi “ nurses are the backbone of the system”

Dr. Junaid Bajwa, visiting scientist at the Harvard School of public health: “ the need for adapting a more holistic approach to medical care”

The Champion Nurse Awards launch was held in Dubai supported by The Heath Bank. This launch to what will be an annual event celebrated the nurses’ invaluable contribution,"...

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February 8, 2020


Takeda Demonstrates Business Momentum, Accelerated Integration Synergies, and Raises FY2019 Guidance Including Positive Reported Operating Profit

  • Demonstrating business momentum with FY2019 Q3 year-to-date (YTD) revenue 2,519.5 billion yen, up +82.6% versus prior year due to acquisition of Shire and continued strong performance of 14 global brands; while Underlying Revenue expected to recover in Q4 resulting in flat to slightly increasing for the full year
  • Core Operating Profit* of 792.2 billion yen and Underlying Core Operating Profit Margin of 30.9% driven by accelerated integration synergies and OPEX efficiencies
  • Raising full year guidance to reflect strong business momentum and faster than expected realization...

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February 3, 2020


NDLEA Destroys 100 Tons of Illicit Drugs

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), at the weekend, publicly destroyed over 100 tonnages of drugs and psychotropic substances. The move was part of the agency’s renewed bid to mitigate enhancer features within Lagos state. The agency said the high drug usage in Lagos State was not acceptable, considering that the state was not known for large-scale production of any drug or psychotropic substances. The public destruction of drugs, which took place at Seme Special Area Command, include seizures made between 2013 to 2019. The agency disclosed that over 129. 7 tons of drugs were seized in Taraba, Gombe, Kogi, Delta, Nasarawa states respectively, in the last one year. Speaking at the event tagged, “Operation Fire for Fire”, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, NDLEA, Col. Mustapha Abdallah (rtd), stressed the need for a rapid response to address the menace......

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February 3, 2020


CAP Brings Laboratory Expertise to Dubai Conference

The College of American Pathologists (CAP), the world’s leading provider of laboratory quality solutions, will be presenting sessions and hosting an exhibit at Medlab Middle East, the world’s largest laboratory and in-vitro diagnostics exhibition and conference.

More than 19,000 laboratory professionals and 600 exhibiting companies are expected at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center, February 3-8, 2020.


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January 28, 2020


SEHA and Vocera Collaborate to Provide World-Class Clinical Communication Across Integrated Healthcare Network

Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA), a recognized leader in clinical communication and workflow solutions, is partnering with Abu Dhabi Health Services Company – SEHA, the largest integrated healthcare network in the United Arab Emirates, to implement the Vocera Platform at the new Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC). The 732-bed SSMC will be the first hospital within SEHA to standardize care team communication with Vocera solutions. There are future plans for SEHA to deploy the Vocera solution across 11 additional hospitals in the region. Caregivers will use the wearable Vocera Smartbadge and the Vocera smartphone app to communicate hands-free via voice, send and receive secure messages, manage alerts and alarms, and more. The dynamic master directory of the Vocera Platform will enable clinicians to reach colleagues across the network simply by saying a name, role or group. There......

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January 27, 2020


Emirates Hospital Group participates in Arab Health 2020

Emirates Hospital Group, an Emirates Healthcare company, participates in the Arab Health 2020, scheduled to take place from January 27-30 at the Dubai World Trade Center where it offers a patient-centric continuum of care by owning and operating an extensive portfolio of full-service hospitals, specialty clinics, urgent care centers, med-spas and pharmacies. Each entity focuses on the patients’ well-being.

Dr Michael Fakih, CEO, Emirates Hospital"...

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January 27, 2020


Omnicell Showcases Latest Advancements to Medication Management Portfolio at Arab Health Exhibition and Congress

Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ:OMCL), a leading provider of medication management solutions and adherence tools for healthcare systems and pharmacies, today announced the Company will be showcasing the latest advancements to its medication management portfolio at the Arab Health Exhibition and Congress from 27-30 January in Dubai. Arab Health is the largest gathering of healthcare and trade professionals in the Middle East region.

According to a report"...

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