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My name is Dr. Mohammed Abuelkhair and I have founded the Pharma/Medicine and Medical Product Department at the Health Authority in Abu Dhabi.Formerlyi headed the Drugs and Medical Products Regulation Section and Chair several committees including Abu Dhabi Pharmacy and therapeutics Committees; Continuing Pharmacy Education Committee and Alternative and complementary committee, Pharmacy Council, Vaccine Committee and Allergy and Asthma committee. I have founded the drug information and poison control center in Abu Dhabi. I havewon the Arab Health Award in 2005 for excellence in pharmacy services. My major area of research is in drug safety and rational drug use. I love to travel and invited as speaker on different national and international medical conferences.

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New Program to Manage Drug Shortage in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi - 18 April, 2011: The Health Authority – Abu Dhabi (HAAD), the regulative body of the Healthcare Sector in the Emirate, has launched a new program to manage drug shortages faced by patients and ultimately improve medicines affordability in the Emirates.

The new drug shortage management program, through an online reporting tool will proactively monitor drug availability in all health care facilities, improve response to medically necessary situations and aid healthcare professionals to find alternatives for non available medicines.

As of May 1st, 2011, all drug agents, hospitals (SEHA and non SEHA) and community pharmacies in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi are mandated to report drug shortages through the new online drug shortage reporting tool.

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