Drug import programmes authorized within deadlines
February 23, 2017
All the programmes for drugs imports have been authorized within the deadlines, said Wednesday here, General Manager of Pharmacy and Health Equipments at the Ministry of Health, Population and Hospital Reform Hamou Hafedh.
Hosting a news conference, the official said that 'all the programmes for the import of the finished medicinal products were released in time.'
How Philips is using AI to transform healthcare
February 16, 2017
Data scientists have begun betting on the use of machine learning, deep learning, Big Data and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to help in the early detection of diseases and advance healthcare. Leading the way on the road to healthcare analytics are the world’s five largest medical device companies—Johnson & Johnson, GE Healthcare, Siemens, Medtronic and Philips Healthcare.
Mundipharma and Helsinn Group Expand Exclusive Licensing and Distribution Agreements for Leading Anti-emetic Products in Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Indonesia
February 15, 2017
Mundipharma and Helsinn Group have expanded their collaboration, signing amendments to licensing and distribution agreements for anti-emetic prophylactic agents ALOXI® and AKYNZEO® to cover a host of additional markets.
Chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) is one of the most common side effects of cancer chemotherapy. The prevention of CINV has been refined"...
National Pharmaceuticals Agency to be “reference” in Africa
February 13, 2017
The National Pharmaceuticals Agency (ANPP), which will be operational as from Monday, is an “important gain” for Algeria and will become a “reference” in this field in Africa, affirmed Sunday, in Algiers, Minister of Health, Population and Hospital Reform Abdelmalek Boudiaf.
Speaking on the occasion of the official launch of the activities of this new structure, the minister"...
Averda acquires Solid Waste Technologies
February 13, 2017
Global waste-management group, Averda, has extended its stake in the South African market with the acquisition of Solid Waste Technologies (SWT), a healthcare medical waste company with over 20 years’ experience.
The acquisition of SWT alongside SharpMed, acquired in 2016, makes Averda one of the largest and most comprehensive end-to-end healthcare waste management business in South Africa."...
National drug production meets 61% of needs
February 11, 2017
The national production of medicines meets currently 61% of the needs, said Thursday, in Oran, Minister of Health, Population and Hospital Reform Abdelmalek Boudiaf.
In an inspection visit to several projects relating to his sector in the province of Oran, notably the Algerian private company of medicines SOPHAL, the minister said that Algeria has made a major progress in terms of drug manufacturing,"...
India’s Villgro launches healthcare incubator in Kenya
February 6, 2017
The India-based Villgro Innovations Foundation has launched an incubator for early-stage businesses in the healthcare and life sciences sector in Nairobi, Kenya.
In India, Villgro works with early-stage for-profit social enterprises that have an impact on the lives of the poor, incubating companies in sectors such as education, health, energy and agriculture.