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Merck appoints new head of MEA, Turkey

Merck, one of the leading science and technology companies, has appointed Paolo Carli as head of Middle East and Africa (MEA) region and Turkey for its healthcare business. In his new role, Paolo will be responsible for leading the commercial operations for Merck across MEA & Turkey, a company statement said. “Merck prepares to celebrate its 350th year in the pharmaceutical business in 2018. Being a strategic region for Merck, we are committed to excel innovation and create value for…

UAE’s Julphar names Laurent de Chazeaux as acting CFO

Julphar Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries announced the appointment of the company's Associate Director of Finance, Laurent de Chazeaux, as Acting Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. Laurent replaces Jerome Carle, who  as been appointed GM of Julphar. Julphar's Chairman, Sheikh Faisal Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, said, "Laurent is an established financial executive with extensive background overseeing finance organisations. With him leading the finance team, I am confident that we will be well-positioned to enter the next phase of our strategy execution." "I…

Treating insomnia can ease depression and paranoia

Treating young people who suffer from insomnia by using online cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) could reduce debilitating mental health problems such as anxiety and depression, researchers said according to Reuters report released in London. In a large trial published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal, researchers at Oxford University's Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute also found that successfully treating sleep disruption eased psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations and paranoia. "Sleep problems are very common in people with mental health disorders, but…

Bahrain hospital gets Riva IV compounding system

ARxIUM, developer of pharmacy automation and workflow solutions, said it has successfully delivered its new Riva IV Compounding System to Bahrain-based King Hamad University Hospital (KHUH), a company statement released from Winnipeg in Canada said. As the only fully automated IV compounding system on the market today, Riva prepares syringes and IV bags in an aseptic ISO Class 5 environment and significantly increases safety and pharmacy workflow. KHUH selected Riva because it has safely and accurately produced nearly seven million…

Schiphol Cargo focuses on pharma and e-commerce as volumes grow

Cargo volumes at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol grew 8.7 per cent to 866,713 tonnes between January and June 2017, up from 797,069 tonnes during the same period in 2016. Europe's third busiest hub welcomed an additional 153 full freighter flights in the first half of the year, making a total number of 8,954 freight ATMs, and handled a record 148,765 tonnes in June, up 9.8 per cent on June 2016 figures of 135,528 tonnes. Volumes to the Far East grew to…