Drugs

Egypt's Addiction Treatment Fund reveals number of patients who sought help in 2022

Sat, 05 Nov 2022 - 03:14 GMT

Some of the cases are former slum-dwellers, who were moved to alternative-housing neighborhoods.

Local companies fulfill 90% of Egypt's needs of medicinal drugs: MP

Sat, 05 Nov 2022 - 12:12 GMT

Head of the Healthcare Committee at the House of Representatives Ashraf Hatem told Al Watan newspaper Saturday that Egypt has no shortage in medicinal drugs.

Egypt’s Interior Ministry seizes a total of LE 11M worth drug shipments in South Sinai

Sat, 17 Sep 2022 - 06:47 GMT

Egypt’s Public Security Sector, the General Department for Drug Control, along with the unlicensed Weapons and Ammunition, Department succeeded to eliminate several drug dealers.

Egyptian Armed Forces prevents illegal migration, smuggling attempts

Wed, 27 Jul 2022 - 10:54 GMT

The Egyptian Armed Forces announced Tuesday that the Border Guard Force, backed by information provided by the intelligence agencies, had recently thwarted several smuggling attempts of arms and drugs as well as illegal migration.

Egyptian Armed Forces releases statement about crackdown on drug trafficking

Mon, 20 Jun 2022 - 12:46 GMT

The Egyptian Armed Forces issued Sunday a statement displaying the outcomes of operations carried out by both the Border Guards Force and the police to foil attempts of drug trafficking.

Photos: Egyptian army thwarts attempt to smuggle large shipment of weapons, drugs near Siwa

Mon, 09 May 2022 - 07:00 GMT

According to a statement by the Egyptian Armed Forces spokesman on Monday, the border guards managed to seize two four-wheel drive vehicles without license plates that are used by the terrorist elements for operations of smuggling and infirtlation.

Anti-Addiction Fund launches awareness initiative against smoking, drugs

Mon, 02 May 2022 - 12:39 GMT

The Fund for Combating and Treating Addiction and Abuse, headed by Minister of Social Solidarity Dr. Nevin Al-Kabbaj, launched Monday an anti-drug and smoking initiative on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr.

Egypt’s Parliament discuss controlling drug market via electronic applications

Tue, 26 Apr 2022 - 03:22 GMT

Controlling the drug market system and addressing any attempts of fraud and manipulation through fake outlets or electronic applications are at the top of the dominating issues at the Health Affairs Committee at the Parliament.

Public Prosecution refers ‘Curcumin Doctor’ to criminal trial over selling unauthorized medicines

Tue, 22 Feb 2022 - 01:45 GMT

Egyptian Public Prosecution has referred a pharmacist to the criminal court over selling unauthorized herbs and medicines on TV among other charges.

Know more about Egypt’s 1st law to terminate public officers proven to abuse drugs

Sat, 12 Feb 2022 - 01:23 GMT

Employees who proven to be abusing drugs were used to be penalized, but after a law passed last year, any employee who tests positive to drugs will be terminated.

Egypt to manufacture medicines that help reduce COVID-19 symptoms

Mon, 10 Jan 2022 - 08:39 GMT

Egypt would start producing COVID-19 drug this month, stressing that these drugs, with adopting preventive measures and vaccines that represent the main and basic prevention in limiting the disease.

6K former slum dwellers in Egypt seek government-funded treatment

Wed, 29 Dec 2021 - 11:06 GMT

Askar added that awareness campaigns targeting 40,000 families in those neighborhoods took place.

Law terminating public officers who abuse drugs comes into effect

Thu, 16 Dec 2021 - 12:57 GMT

The law by which public officers who use drugs shall be fired came into effect on Wednesday after six months of its announcement.

Drug use among Egyptian public employees drops to 1.7%

Mon, 06 Dec 2021 - 11:43 GMT

That is because a law was promulgated making screening for drug use among civil employees mandatory.

6K recovered addicts trained in vocational training programs in Egypt: Minister

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 - 12:06 GMT

Nearly 6,000 recovered addicts were engaged in a vocational training program, announced the Egyptian Minister of Minister of Social Solidarity and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Fund for Combating and Treating Addiction and Abuse Dr. Nevin Al-Qabbaj.

UN refers to Egypt’s experience in treating, rehabilitating addicts to be used in Iraq

Mon, 13 Sep 2021 - 10:52 GMT

A delegation from the United Nations Organization on Drugs and Crime visited Cairo to transfer the Egyptian experience in treating and rehabilitating addicted patients to Iraq.

Black Fungus: What we know so far

Thu, 27 May 2021 - 01:28 GMT

A 62-year old lady in Fayoum, who recently recovered from COVID-19, was diagnosed with the fungal infection.

Lebanon thwarts attempted smuggle of 4-tons of Hashish to Egypt

Sat, 22 May 2021 - 03:01 GMT

The Lebanese Presidency announced Saturday seizing a huge shipment of hashish in the Port of Sidon Jieh before it was set to be smuggled into Egypt.

Egypt allocates LE2.5B to subsidized drugs, baby formula in FY2021/22

Thu, 29 Apr 2021 - 01:30 GMT

Subsidized drugs include insulin among others.

Egyptian Border Guards foil 2.75K illegal migration attempts, smuggling of tons of drugs

Sun, 18 Apr 2021 - 04:24 GMT

The Armed Forces Spokesperson Tamer al-Refai posted Sunday a press release showcasing the efforts of the Border Guards over the past month.

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