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85 new medicines get ministry’s nod

The ministry’s Drug Pricing and Registration Higher Committee postponed the approval of 10 other medicines as they didn’t meet the required standards.



By Staff Reporter

Published: Sun 14 Jun 2015, 11:28 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:10 PM

Dubai — Eighty-five new medicines have been approved by the Ministry of Health, including those that are used in the treatment of ovarian and lung cancers. Other drugs approved are for treating high blood pressure, boosting the immune system and painkillers.

The ministry’s Drug Pricing and Registration Higher Committee postponed the approval of 10 other medicines as they didn’t meet the required standards. The approvals were made in a meeting chaired by Dr Amin Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Policy and Licensing, who is also Deputy Chairman of the committee.

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