Dubai: – Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC [Hikma], the multinational pharmaceutical company, today announced plans to launch a new product for the treatment of asthma in adults and adolescents in the UAE. Asthma, a chronic respiratory disease, causes airways to be inflamed and narrowed making it difficult for patients to breathe. In the UAE, an estimated 1.3 million residents - around 14 per cent of the population - suffer from the condition.
The new treatment will be unveiled at a launch symposium to be organised by Hikma on Friday, 1 October, in the presence of Dr. Bassam Mahboub, Consultant Pulmonologist & Head of Pulmonary Medicine, Dubai Health Authority. Aligned with Hikma’s mission to play an important role in supporting educational medical programs, the symposium will help raise awareness on asthma and the treatments available.
To facilitate the sharing of medical knowledge among healthcare professionals, the symposium will include other speakers such as Professor Ashraf Alzaabi, MB FRCPC FCCP EMHCA, Head of Respiratory Division at Zayed Military Hospital in Abu Dhabi, and Professor Federico Lavorini, Professor of Respiratory Medicine at the Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Florence Italy.
In his comments, Mohammad Sammour, Country Manager – Hikma UAE, said: “Hikma is looking forward to another milestone in the UAE, allowing us to expand our treatment portfolio. Studies show that as many as half of the country’s asthma patients have an emergency care visit at some point during the year.
He added, “Aligning with our mission to bring quality treatments across the region, we are confident that this new product will make our patients’ lives better.”
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