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Mar 12

Patient Safety Movement Foundation Appoints New Chairman; Announces Drive Toward Zero Preventable Patient Deaths By 2030

Patient Safety Movement Foundation Appoints New Chairman; Announces Drive Toward Zero Preventable Patient Deaths By 2030

Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) – a global non-profit dedicated to unifying those involved in the healthcare ecosystem, identifying challenges that are causing patient deaths, and creating actionable solutions to mitigate them – is pleased to announce the appointment of its new chairman of the board of directors – Michael A.E. Ramsay, MD, FRCA. It also reaffirms its commitment to patient health and safety with updates to its mission, vision and values; and reestablishes its goal of achieving ZERO preventable patient deaths by 2030. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200310005733/en/......

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Mar 12

Geagea Urges Declaration of Health Emergency

Geagea Urges Declaration of Health Emergency

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea on Wednesday called for declaring a health emergency in Lebanon and said authorities’ response to the coronavirus crisis has been insufficient due to “political reasons.”

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Mar 12

MP Says Coronavirus Testing Should be ‘Free’ for All Lebanese

MP Says Coronavirus Testing Should be ‘Free’ for All Lebanese

Lebanon’s National Social Security Fund set the cost of testing for coronavirus at 150,000 Lebanese pounds, a move criticized by many including MP Qassem Hashem who said it should be free for all.

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Mar 12

Vifor Pharma Group Reports Strong Growth in 2019, Exceeding Raised Guidance

Vifor Pharma Group Reports Strong Growth in 2019, Exceeding Raised Guidance

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Vifor Pharma Group recorded strong financial and operational performance in 2019 by focusing on its three strategic growth drivers while continuing to invest in its pipeline. The company exceeded"...

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Mar 11

Lebanon records first virus death while Iran fatalities surge

Lebanon records first virus death while Iran fatalities surge

A Lebanese man died Tuesday from the novel coronavirus, a health ministry official said, marking the country's first recorded death from an epidemic that has infected 41 people nationwide.

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Mar 11

Takeda Provides Update on TOURMALINE-MM2 Phase 3 Trial

Takeda Provides Update on TOURMALINE-MM2 Phase 3 Trial

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) (“Takeda”) today announced the results from the TOURMALINE-MM2 study designed to evaluate the addition of NINLARO™ (ixazomib) to lenalidomide and dexamethasone in newly diagnosed transplant ineligible multiple myeloma patients. The addition of ixazomib to lenalidomide and dexamethasone resulted in an improvement in median progression-free survival (PFS) of 13.5 months (35.3 months versus 21.8 months; hazard ratio [HR] 0.83; p=0.073); however, it did not meet the threshold for statistical significance. The safety profile associated with NINLARO from the TOURMALINE-MM2......

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Mar 11

Sinterex named Best 3D-Printed Healthcare Products Manufacturer Middle East

Sinterex named Best 3D-Printed Healthcare Products Manufacturer Middle East

Global Health & Pharma (GHP), a global information sharing platform & a multi-disciplinary members community announced winners of the 2019 Technology Awards this month and recognised Sinterex as Best 3D-Printed Healthcare Products Manufacturer – Middle East.

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Mar 09

Takeda Initiates Development of a Plasma-Derived Therapy for COVID-19

Takeda Initiates Development of a Plasma-Derived Therapy for COVID-19

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TOKYO:4502/NYSE:TAK) (“Takeda”) today will share with members of the United States Congress that it is initiating the development of an anti-SARS-CoV-2 polyclonal hyperimmune globulin (H-IG) to treat high-risk individuals with COVID-19, while also studying whether Takeda’s currently marketed and pipeline products may be effective treatments for infected patients. SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes COVID-19. Hyperimmune globulins are plasma derived-therapies that have previously been shown to be effective in the treatment of severe acute viral respiratory infections and may be a treatment......

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Mar 08

Egg Freezing Techniques Offering Women Flexibility on Their Motherhood Timeline Become Increasingly Popular

Egg Freezing Techniques Offering Women Flexibility on Their Motherhood Timeline Become Increasingly Popular

In observance of International Women’s Day, Fakih IVF Fertility Center is rolling out a special campaign supporting all women and their choices. The campaign is running throughout March, across the center’s branches located in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Al Ain.

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Mar 07

Lebanon's Virus Panel Recommends Closure of Schools, Universities, Nightclubs, Sport Clubs

Lebanon's Virus Panel Recommends Closure of Schools, Universities, Nightclubs, Sport Clubs

Lebanon’s government-linked anti-coronavirus committee on Friday recommended extending the closure of educational institutions and nurseries until March 14 and called for shutting down sport clubs, nightclubs, cinemas, fairs, theaters and other venues that witness gatherings.

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