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Abu Dhabi moves towards generic prescribing

Earlier this year, the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi made an unprecedented move towards encouraging the use of generic drugs by forcing doctors throughout the emirate of Abu Dhabi to prescribe by molecular name. However, while intended to boost generic uptake, the law may simply see the decision to prescribe expensive branded drugs taken from doctors and given to pharmacists.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Apr 2009
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Antiviral sales boosted as UAE prepares for influenza A (H1N1)

The recent outbreak of influenza A (H1N1) infection, previously referred to as swine flu, has thrown the spotlight on governments around the world and their ability to manage a pandemic. In the UAE, customers are currently finding it difficult to source antivirals but, with Dubai seen as a hub for international travel, the government has stockpiles ready for distribution should an outbreak occur.

Published By Datamonitor
06 May 2009
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GCC healthcare: in pursuit of western standards

The healthcare sector in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries is currently undergoing a wave of reforms intended to achieve and sustain international standards of healthcare delivery. Datamonitor believes that the region has the potential to achieve these aims if it reforms healthcare insurance, develops a workforce of healthcare professionals, and accepts the use of generic pharmaceuticals.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Apr 2009

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