The head of the Center of Medical Oncology at the Pierre and Marie Curie Center in Algiers, Professor Kamal Bouzid, revealed on Friday the emergence of innovative drugs on the national market starting in 2019.
Professor Bouzid said in the margins of the second forum on oncology, which lasts for two days that the Ministry of Health has registered innovative drugs for nine months and which should enter the national market starting in 2019.
In this regard, he stressed the three meetings that brought together the central pharmacy for hospital specialists for the acquisition of these innovative drugs aimed at targeted treatment, which "proved – effective – the countries that used them".
These drugs will benefit patients who are treated in hospitals and oncology centers due to "high costs and not compensated by social security funds – according to Professor Bouzid.
The new drugs, he added, "will improve the quality of life of cancer patients and prevent them from being admitted to hospital".
For his part, the head of the pharmacy department of the university professor Mustafa Pasha, Mansouriya Nabshi, spoke about the role of the hospital pharmacist, who described him as "a very important link in the preparation of the chemotherapy solution", revealing the creation of a & # 39; unit assigned to this task in cancer hospitals.
"The pharmacist was not involved in the preparation of the chemotherapy solution because of the lack of this number in the hospital, which in recent years has claimed, indicating that the preparation of this treatment" requires to take into account weight and age of the patient ".
During the academic year 2018/2019, a new specialization was inaugurated in the medical faculties of the "Hospital Pharmacy".
On the other hand, the head of the department of leukemia of the University Hospital of Oran, Professor Mohammed Baqja, has confirmed that this type of cancer "is different from other types because it spreads throughout the body and affects all the organs where the blood takes place ".
The incidence of leukemia, according to the same specialist, has seen a "dramatic increase" in recent years due to the change in the lifestyle of the community and some environmental factors in addition to the absence of sporting activity.
This type of cancer, which represents 10% of the total number of cancers spread in Algeria, is equipped with a multidisciplinary network.
Source: Algerian Radio / Ag