Two European Companies Just Provided Lebanon With $400,000 Worth Of Medicine

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On Thursday, Lebanon’s Ministry of Public Health announced that it received a donation of medicine worth approximately $400,000 from two European pharmaceutical companies: The British multinational pharmaceutical company Hikma Pharma, and the Switzerland-based Vifor Pharma Group.

Caretaker Minister of Public Health, Firas Al-Abiad, received the gift from the companies during his meeting with the regional director of Hikma, Mohmmad Al-Alami.

The donated medicines arrived at the Karantina Pharmaceutical Warehouse and are expected to cover patients’ needs for the next 6 months.

One of the medicines includes Ferinject, which is used to treat iron deficiency and anemia mostly in cancer patients after chemotherapy and patients suffering from chronic diseases.

Since the start of the economic crisis, Lebanon has been witnessing a shortage in medicine, especially cancer medication.

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Two European Companies Just Provided Lebanon With $400,000 Worth Of Medicine

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