Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare
April 2018

The Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region’s pharmaceuticals market will remain a key region for drugmakers, despite headwinds that challenge growth, said a new report. The near-term scenario is still uncertain, with macroeconomic and political instabilities challenging drugmaker revenues.






April 2018

Oman's Salalah Free Zone recently celebrated the laying of the foundation stone for Felix Pharmaceutical Industries’ plant with an investment of OR140 million ($365 million), said a report. The plant will produce more than 100 types of pharmaceuticals, added the Times of Oman report.






April 2018

The UAE’s pharmaceutical market presents significant growth opportunities for multinational drugmakers, yet the impact of lower medicine prices will create challenges for innovative companies operating in the Emirates, said a new report.






April 2018

Pest management in healthcare and pharmaceutical facilities differs from other institutions. A cautious policy needs to be adopted concerning the use of pesticides in hospitals due to the effect these can have on patients in various stages of debilitation and convalescence.






April 2018

Julphar, one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in the Middle East and Africa (MEA), leverages its strong manufacturing base and its integrated network of solutions to augment its business. But, cost efficiency is a cause of concern to look upon.






April 2018

Julphar recorded sales of Dh1.3 billion ($353.9 million) for the year ending December 31, 2017, despite the challenging and rapidly changing market environment. Julphar recently reviewed non-audited preliminary financial results for 2017 and forecasts for 2018, following its board of directors’ meeting, said a statement.






April 2018

The UAE-based Prime Hospital and Prime Medical Center were recently awarded at the Annual Health Awards 2018 as one of the most ‘Distinguished Hospitals+’ and ‘Distinguished Clinics’ in the UAE in recognition of their contribution to the region’s healthcare industry.






April 2018

Merck, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, has scooped the ‘Employer of the Year’ award for the second consecutive year in the three countries across Middle East and Africa (MEA): UAE, Egypt, and Turkey.






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