Category: Pharmaceuticals

Malaysia: Halal Vaccines to be available in 3 years

| 10/04/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal Vaccines to be available in 3 years

A Saudi corporation has invested $100 million in the Halal Industry Development Corporation to produce halal vaccines for meningitis, hepatitis and meningococcal disease.

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Halal pharmaceuticals: the next big thing?

| 23/02/2014 | Reply
Halal pharmaceuticals: the next big thing?

Amirul Feisal bin Wan Zahir, group managing director of Chemical Company of Malaysia, talks about halal pharmaceutical products.

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Indonesia: MUI Mull Halal Bill’s 3-Year Stall

| 17/12/2013 | Reply
Indonesia:  MUI Mull Halal Bill’s 3-Year Stall

Halal certification for medicines is very unlikely to happen in the near future, Indonesia’s health authority said on Monday.

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EU: Evonik Industries Receives Halal Cert

| 17/12/2013 | Reply
EU: Evonik Industries Receives Halal Cert

The certification ensures that food and drinks, in addition to cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, are permissible according to ritual Islamic regulations.

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Indonesia: Doctors, clerics in medicine dispute

| 14/12/2013 | Reply
Indonesia: Doctors, clerics in medicine dispute

The Indonesian Doctors Association (IDI) and the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) are at loggerheads over whether halal certification is required for medicines in the country.

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Global Islamic Economy Summit attracts key industry sponsors

| 26/10/2013 | Reply
Global Islamic Economy Summit attracts key industry sponsors

GIES aims to initiate dialogue on the integrated sectors of the Islamic Economy, covering Islamic financial services, Halal food, Halal Lifestyle, Halal Travel, SME Development and Islamic Economy Infrastructure.

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Vietnam seeks investments in Malaysia’s halal sector

| 24/10/2013 | Reply
Vietnam seeks investments in Malaysia’s halal sector

Vietnam wants Malaysians to invest in the halal industry there to tap the growing demand for halal products globally.

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Canadian company opens Halal pharma plant in Brunei

| 11/10/2013 | Reply
Canadian company opens Halal pharma plant in Brunei

A joint investment between Canadian firm Viva Pharmaceutical Inc, private equity fund Aureos (Brunei) Capital Sdn Bhd and a group of local investors, the $26 million manufacturing facility Simpor Pharma was established to produce syariah-compliant pharmaceutical products for export to Muslim markets in Asia.

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Malaysia: First Halal Pharmaceutical Gathering in Malaysia

| 10/10/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: First Halal Pharmaceutical Gathering in Malaysia

Malaysia will host the CPhI International Halal Pharmaceutical Summit 2013 (IHPS), gathering leading halal and pharmaceutical regulators, buyers, distributors, as well as global and regional manufactures.

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Brunei signs Halal Product Development accord with Korean company

| 19/09/2013 | Reply
Brunei signs Halal Product Development accord with Korean company

South Korean biopharmaceutical firm BioLeaders Corporation is collaborating with the Brunei government in research and technical cooperation for the development of halal products.

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Malaysia: Halal Surgical Surture Manufacturing

| 06/08/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal Surgical Surture Manufacturing

The Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS), has embarked into the halal surgical surture business through its subsidiary, Worldwide Medivest Sdn Bhd, which has invested RM80 million.

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Patients must be informed about Halal drugs, Turkish doctor says

| 09/07/2013 | Reply
Patients must be informed about Halal drugs, Turkish doctor says

Drugs prospectuses should involve data about whether they are halal, and patients should be made aware of that data by doctors, according to a surgeon in Turkey’s Aegean province of Afyonkarahisar.

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Malaysia: Drug firms eye Halal certification

| 05/06/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Drug firms eye Halal certification

PHARMACEUTICAL companies have shown overwhelming interest in obtaining halal certification, introduced earlier this year, from the Department of Islamic Development (Jakim).

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Malaysia continues to be regional sourcing hub for halal ingredients

| 30/03/2013 | Reply
Malaysia continues to be regional sourcing hub for halal ingredients

Among the products that are in demand by foreign companies are medical products like halal gel and capsules as well as franchising opportunities. These are some ideas or products that have attracted interest from foreign companies coming to MIHAS 2013,

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Malaysia: Halal cert for pharmacy given to CCM

| 30/01/2013 | Reply
Malaysia:  Halal cert for pharmacy given to CCM

Three companies under Chemical Company of Malaysia Berhad (CCM), namely CCM Pharmaceuticals Sdn Bhd, Upha Pharmaceutical Mfg. (M) Sdn Bhd and Duopharma (M) Sdn Bhd received the halal logo for more than 200 products. it was the first award to a pharmaceutical company.

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Malaysia: Halal gelatin in the process

| 22/12/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal gelatin in the process

The International Islamic University (IIU) of Malaysia and the King Saud University in Saudi Arabia will work together to produce gelatin from camels to meet world demand for halal gelatin.

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USA: Is the meningitis vaccine Halal for Hajj Pilgrims?

| 19/10/2012 | Reply
USA: Is the meningitis vaccine Halal for Hajj Pilgrims?

Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis claims to have developed, in 2010, the first anti-meningitis vaccine without pork. Many religious authorities have already certified the Menveo vaccine as “halal,” but others are saying it is not porcine free.

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USA: Pharmacist makes ‘halal’ vitamins for American Muslims

| 17/08/2012 | Reply
USA: Pharmacist makes ‘halal’ vitamins for American Muslims

In his research he discovered that the majority of vitamins in the market were not “halal” as most of them had pork derivatives, such as the gelatin used in capsules or in gummy vitamins.

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Malaysia: Committee Needed To Monitor Halal Certified Medicines

| 25/04/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: Committee Needed To Monitor Halal Certified Medicines

A special steering and implementing committee should be set up to ensure that halal certified medicines are prescribed to Muslims in the country, said Universiti Sains Malaysia dean of the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

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Saudi Arabia: SFDA urges stricter inspection

| 24/04/2012 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: SFDA urges stricter inspection

The Saudi Food and Drug Authority is strengthening its oversight laboratories and offices with equipment and qualified personnel to enhance its presence in various exit and entry points to ensure the safety of food and drugs.

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