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KENYA: Pharma lobby bans gifting of medics

April 2019 Business Daily; Drug makers that are members of the Kenya Association of Pharmaceutical Industry (Kapi) will not be allowed to give gifts or other forms of inducement to health practitioners in a bid to stem cases where medics only prescribe or dispense medicines from certain manufacturers. This follows …

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USA:What is kratom and what’s it made from? Increasingly popular herbal drug tied to over 90 fatal overdoses

April 2019 Yahoo news; The over-the-counter herbal drug kratom has been linked to an increasing number of overdose deaths, federal health officials said this week. Kratom was a cause of death in at least 91 fatal overdoses in the United States from July 2016 to December 2017, and 152 tested positive for the substance …

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KENYA:State to hire more Cuban doctors

April 2019 Business Daily; The Ministry of Health has said that it will consider bringing in more Cuban doctors in the country to meet the health human resource gap in the country. Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki said that to achieve the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in the country, the …

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KENYA:Patients owe KNH, Moi Referral Sh6.6 billion

March 2019 Business Daily; Health Principal Secretary Susan Mochache said that KNH is owed Sh5.6 billion from July 2003 to February 2019 while Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) is struggling with unpaid bills of Sh1 billion. The unpaid bills come as the two referral hospitals battle to raise funds …

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KENYA:Revert health back to state, say doctors

March 2019 theStar; Revert health back to state, say doctors REGISTERSIGN IN NEWS World Africa The Conversation Corridors Of Power Breakfast Briefing Big Read OPINION Leader Star Blogs Columnists Cartoons SPORTS Kenya Africa World Football Athletics Rugby Tennis Golf Boxing Basketball BUSINESS Kenya Africa Commentary Living Spaces Aly Khan SASA …

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