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31 May 2023

UAE approves 97 new medicines

By Wam

The UAE Ministry of Health's Drugs Pricing and Registration Higher Committee has approved 97 new supplementary medicines in a meeting it held in Dubai today (Wednesday).

Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Under-Secretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing and Chairman of the Committee, said the committee approved the drugs, which have met strict pharmaceutical requirements, were for treatment of liver disease, diabetes, painkillers and nutritional additives.

He noted that the committee, since October 2015, had introduced a new system for assessment of health risks of new medicines based on a combination of factors including formula, usage, manufacturer and targeted patient groups.