Archive | Healthcare

Russia to Produce Medicine with Iranian Formula

Three medicines with Iranian formulas are going to be produced in Russia, an Iranian official announced. Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, Head of the Syndicate of Iranian Holders of Human Pharmaceutical Industries Abbas Kebriyayizade said Iran and Russia are developing cooperation in the pharmaceutical industry. As part of that interaction, 3 medicines with […]

Austrian Company to Build Hospitals in Iran

Iran’s Social Security Organization and a major Austrian firm signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the construction of two hospitals in the Islamic Republic. The report from Tasnim does not mention the name of the company. The MoU for the construction of the hospitals was signed on Wednesday during a ceremony attended by representatives […]

NewIcon Moves into Iranian Healthcare Market

By John Lee. Finnish health technology company NewIcon has signed an agreement with a clinic operating near the Iranian city of Urmia. According to the report from Labmate, the deal is for the supply of a fully automated pharmacy storage system. NewIcon’s marketing director Jori-Matti Savolainen said: “Iran has approximately 250 hospitals that are interested […]

Health Ministry addresses the Problem of Amphetamine Use

While opium use has been identified as the main drug problem in Iran for centuries, since a decade ago the country has encountered an emerging trend of stimulant use. The main stimulant of use in Iran is methamphetamine – a potent psychostimulant drug which its use is associated with increased risk of HIV transmission, psychosis […]

UNDP Advertises for Intern in Tehran

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has advertised for the position of Humanitarian Intern (Ref: UNOCHA001/2016) at UNOCHA in Tehran: Interested candidates should send their completed & signed P11 form with a covering letter – as a scanned attachment – to [email protected] within the fixed application deadline. The vacancy notice number should be referred in the application/ covering letter. Application deadline: […]

Iran signs Deal with Biggest EU Pharma

French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi and the Iran Food and Drug Administration, affiliated to the Ministry of Health and Medical Education of the Islamic Republic of Iran, have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) to start discussions in order to explore the possibilities in which Sanofi may lend its know-how and expertise to benefit the citizens […]

Italian Group to Build 5 Hospitals in Iran

By John Lee. An Italian construction group has signed a preliminary agreement with Iran to build five hospitals, according to a report from The Local. Pessina Costruzioni will build the first three 1,000-bed hospitals in Tehran, with two other 500-bed facilities will be built in Rasht and Nishapur. Guido Stefanelli, the CEO of the Milan-based company, […]

UNDP Advertises for Intern in Tehran

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has advertised for the position of Humanitarian Intern (Ref: UNOCHA001/2016) at UNOCHA in Tehran: Interested candidates should send their completed & signed P11 form with a covering letter – as a scanned attachment – to [email protected] within the fixed application deadline. The vacancy notice number should be referred in the application/ covering letter. (Source: UNDP)

German Firm Wins Gas Safety Contract in Iran

Describing details of the new Iran-Germany gas contract, the National Iranian Gas Company’s HSE director said Iran will have the world’s most secure gas industry with German partnership. Mohammad Reza Yousefipour said: “During the past year, numerous talks have been conducted with companies from France, Germany, Australia and Britain. “After months of talks, the proposal […]

Iran ‘Key Player’ in Global War on Drugs

By Amir-Pasha Tabrizian, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Shortly after the announcement of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in July, thousands of Iranians took to the streets to celebrate the historic nuclear deal. “[Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad] Zarif, thank you,” […]

Foreign Partners Needed for HSE

An official in the Iranian Offshore Oil Company (IOOC) has called for the participation of foreign firms in managing health, safety, and environment (HSE) issues on oil platforms. “HSE is an imported concept and it can be delegated on a pilot basis to a competent foreign company,” said Iman Shirianpour, IOOC director of HSE. “In […]

Iran to Supply Water Treatment Materials to Iraq

By John Lee. Iraq‘s Ministry of Construction and Housing and Public Municipalities is reported to be about to sign a contract worth 10 billion Iraqi dinars ($8.6 million; 260 billion Iranian rials) with an Iranian company to buy chlorine and alum for water purification. Tariq al-Kikhany said that in view of the cholera epidemic that […]

Novo Nordisk Expands Iran Operations

Denmark’s Novo Nordisk has announced that Novo Nordisk Iran and the Food and Drug Administration of the Islamic Republic of Iran have signed a Memorandum of Understanding committing Novo Nordisk to build a local manufacturing plant for FlexPen® prefilled devices in Iran. The project is expected to last five years and represents a Novo Nordisk […]