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Iran Unveils 12 New Homegrown Medicines

14 February 2015 21:18

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In a special ceremony attended by Iran’s health minister in Tehran on Saturday, Iran unveiled 12 new medicines produced by the country’s pharmaceutical companies.

These drugs are used for the treatment of a whole range of illnesses, like cancer, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), diabetes, and inflammation as well as cardiovascular disease.

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The cost of production of these drugs is several times lower than their foreign equivalents.
Earlier on February 7, Iran unveiled a rare drug named “Sitagliptin”, which treats diabetes type 2 and has been produced by the country’s medical experts under the trade name “Ziptin”.

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Iranian experts have in recent years made great headways in using modern medical technology to cure a broad range of diseases inside the country, making Iran as a top destination for medical tourism.

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