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Life & Style - Health
5/28/2022 2:46:05 PM
The World Health Organization says nearly 200 cases of monkeypox have been reported in more than 20 countries not usually known to have outbreaks of the unusual disease, but described the epidemic as ``containable'' and proposed creating a stockpile to equitably share the limited vaccines and drugs available worldwide.

Egypt - Health
5/26/2022 12:07:08 PM
Egypt has contacted a number of companies to obtain raw materials required to manufacture the monkeypox drugs and to import PCR test kits to detect the virus, Acting Minister of Health Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar said on Wednesday.

Life & Style - Health
5/25/2022 4:47:13 PM
In an exclusive interview with Sarah Ibrahim — associate director for Global Generic Drug Affairs at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the first Egyptian-American in such a leading position — Ahram Online discussed Ibrahim’s journey from Cairo University to her current position.

World - Africa
5/25/2022 11:23:04 AM
Pfizer says it will provide nearly two dozen products, including its top-selling COVID-19 vaccine and treatment, at not-for-profit prices in Africa and some of the world's poorest countries.

Al-Ahram Weekly - World
5/10/2022 9:04:05 PM
After a two-year ban on Egyptian weightlifters for drug abuse, their successors returned strongly at the 2022 Junior World Championships, reports Abeer Anwar

World - International
5/5/2022 4:19:22 PM
The European Union's drug watchdog said Thursday that it is assessing the possible use of Moderna's Covid vaccine for children aged five and under, the only group not yet eligible for the jab in most countries.

War in Ukraine - Diplomacy
4/27/2022 3:05:20 PM
Russia and the United States carried out a dramatic prisoner exchange on Wednesday, trading a Marine veteran jailed in Moscow for a convicted Russian drug trafficker serving a long prison sentence in America, a senior U.S. official and the Russian foreign ministry said.

World - International
4/26/2022 7:47:43 PM
President Joe Biden has granted the first three pardons of his term, providing clemency to a Kennedy-era Secret Service agent convicted of federal bribery charges that he tried to sell a copy of an agency file and to two people who were convicted on drug-related charges but went on to become pillars in their communities.

World - Region
4/20/2022 4:55:17 PM
Child vaccination rates in Lebanon have dropped by more than 30 percent, compounding a health crisis marked by drug shortages and an exodus of trained professionals, the United Nations said Wednesday.

Life & Style - Health
4/18/2022 11:27:14 PM
The Journal of Medicine and Life published a study by Egyptian researchers proving the superiority of the anti-HCV drug ‘Sofosbuvir (Sovaldi) – Ledipasvir’ in treating Egyptian patients with COVID-19 compared to the standard treatment.

Egypt - Society
4/10/2022 9:50:31 PM
Methamphetamine – known as “El Chapo” – is a highly addictive and destructive synthetic drug that is gaining public notice in Egypt for its role in fueling a series of horrifying murders over the past few years.

Egypt - Health
3/31/2022 2:15:57 PM
The World Health Organisation (WHO) announced Wednesday that Egypt’s medical products regulatory agencies had reached maturity level 3, which means that they were found to function well and that they could be eligible for inclusion into the transitional WHO Listed Authorities.

World - Africa
3/7/2022 6:31:26 PM
Moderna signed a memorandum of understanding with Kenya's government on Monday for the drugmaker's first mRNA vaccine manufacturing facility in Africa, the company said.

Egypt - Health
3/2/2022 8:39:37 PM
Egypt started clinical trials on Tuesday for its second local coronavirus vaccine Egy-Vax, which will be produced in cooperation with private drug company Eva pharma, with plans to produce 1.6 million doses daily.

World - Region
2/23/2022 1:47:07 PM
A judge shot dead with 15 bullets from a Kalashnikov. A policeman gunned down. Local figures from rival political groups and influential armed factions killed.

Egypt - Courts & Law
2/22/2022 4:51:36 PM
Egyptian Public Prosecution referred on Monday pharmacist Ahmed Aboul-Nasr — known as the ‘Curcumin Doctor’ — to an economic misdemeanour court over charges of fraud, impersonating a doctor, managing an unlicensed hospital and pharmacy, and selling unlicensed herbs and medicine.

Egypt - Courts & Law
2/20/2022 8:35:52 PM
The percentage of public sector employees abusing drugs in Egypt has dropped from 8 percent in 2019 to 1 percent over the first week of the Anti-Drug Law going into effect, which allows the dismissal of employees who test positive for drugs.

Egypt - Health
2/16/2022 7:29:09 PM
Egypt will sell Merck’s COVID-19 drug Molnupiravir – which received emergency use authorisation by the country's drug regulator in January – at government-affiliated pharmacies, the acting Minister of Health and Population Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar announced on Wednesday.

World - International
1/31/2022 9:49:17 PM
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Monday that it has granted full approval to Moderna's Covid-19 "Spikevax" vaccine, which had previously received an emergency use authorization in the United States.

Egypt - Health
1/31/2022 5:58:52 PM
The first batch of AstraZeneca’s Evusheld — a monoclonal antibody drug that resists the coronavirus — comprising 15,000 doses arrived in Egypt, the company announced on Monday.

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