Healthcare

February 6, 2016

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Cancer treatment: Immunotherapy to be soon introduced in Algeria

The Head of the Oncology Department at the Hospital of Dr. Hassan Mahfouf announced Thursday in Algiers that immunotherapy will soon be introduced into the list of anticancer treatments applied in Algeria.


Prof. Mahfouf told APS on the sidelines of the first national exhibition on anti-cancer awareness held at the Exhibition Palace (Pins Maritimes) that the Algerian patient"...

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February 6, 2016

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Quintiles Wins 2016 Leadership Excellence Award

Quintiles, the world’s largest biopharmaceutical services company, has been awarded the HR.com 2016 Leadership Excellence Award for Innovation in Deployment of Leadership Programs.


HR.com, the largest global social networking and resource site for HR professionals, is committed to providing a deeper understanding of the HR function for over 250,000 members. For more"...

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February 5, 2016

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In New Clinical Study Masimo’s Oxygen Reserve Index Helps Clinicians Detect Impending Desaturation in Pediatric Patients

Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today that in a new clinical study, Masimo’s Oxygen Reserve Index (ORI™), the first noninvasive and continuous parameter to provide insight into patients’ oxygen reserve when they are receiving supplemental oxygen, helped clinicians in the early identification"...

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February 5, 2016

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IMS Health Acquires Dimensions Healthcare LLC in the United Arab Emirates

IMS Health (NYSE:IMS), a leading global provider of information and technology services to the healthcare and life sciences industries, today announced completion of its acquisition of Dimensions Healthcare, a United Arab Emirates (UAE) company which provides high quality healthcare systems to payers, providers and regulatory bodies. Details about the agreement have not been disclosed publicly.


This"...

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February 4, 2016

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NAMSA Announces Divestiture of its Sterility Assurance Products Division

North American Science Associates, Inc. (NAMSA), the world’s leading medical research organization (MRO®) today announced a definitive agreement to divest its Sterility Assurance Products Division of biological and chemical indicators. Crosstex International, Inc. (Crosstex), dedicated to delivering innovative infection prevention products for patients, caregivers, and other healthcare providers, will acquire the assets of NAMSA’s Products business to further expand their offerings in the industrial market."...

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February 4, 2016

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SPIRIVA® RESPIMAT® Now Available in the U.S. for Maintenance Treatment of Asthma in Adults and Adolescents

  • SPIRIVA® RESPIMAT® is the first new class of inhaled medicine approved in over 10 years for the treatment of asthma1
  • Despite current treatment options almost one in two patients with asthma still experience symptoms,2,3,4 increasing their risk of asthma exacerbations5

Boehringer Ingelheim today announced that SPIRIVA® RESPIMAT® is now available for the treatment of asthma by prescription in U.S. pharmacies. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a once-daily dose of"...

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February 4, 2016

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The Health Industry Summit Stirs Investor Frenzy Over China’s Healthcare Sector With Double-Digit Growth

In the summer of 2015, an event drew record-breaking single-day crowds of over 170,000 professionals to Shanghai solely for the healthcare sector. It was a mega trade event combining the top medical and pharmaceutical events in China, the Health Industry Summit.


With the start of China’s 13th Five-year plan in 2016, the “Health China 2020” program focusing"...

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February 4, 2016

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Diabetes and Endocrine Congress Opens in Dubai Today

The 6th Emirates Diabetes & Endocrine Congress (EDEC) opens today at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre, United Arab Emirates. EDEC 2016 is an international event which will run for three days for healthcare professionals to discuss the ever increasing challenges and recent advances in the management of diabetes.


EDEC is organized by Emirates"...

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February 2, 2016

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Basharacare Continues to Lead the Way by Extending E-Commerce Services across the GCC

BasharaCare, the leading online beauty store in the UAE, has now opened up to shoppers in the rest of the GCC. This expansion opens up BasharaCare’s unique shopping experience to customers across the gulf, including Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain and the UAE.


Launched in 2013, BasharaCare is an authorized retailer for over 80 of the best international premium"...

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January 27, 2016

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Boehringer Ingelheim’s Giotrif® / Gilotrif® (afatinib) demonstrated superiority to Iressa® (gefitinib) in reducing the risk of disease progression and treatment failure in first-line treatment of...

Boehringer Ingelheim’s Giotrif® / Gilotrif® (afatinib) demonstrated superiority to Iressa® (gefitinib) in reducing the risk of disease progression and treatment failure in first-line treatment of patients with EGFR mutation-positive advanced non-small cell lung cancer

  • Results of global Phase IIb LUX-Lung 7 trial demonstrate afatinib superior in reducing the risk of lung cancer progression and the risk of treatment failure"...

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