In a meeting at the
Ministry of Health, HE Minister of Public Health Dr. Hamad Hassan discussed the
exchange of expertise to evaluate the safety and quality of imported drugs with
LEAF Director Dr. Mohammad G Abiad and a delegation of drug experts, Dr. Nadim
Kartas, Dean Emeritus of the Faculty of Medicine, and expert Dr. Hosni Shebaro.
The discussions focused on venues for cooperation between the Ministry and LEAF
to evaluate imported as well as locally manufactured drugs and ensure the
drugs' quality, safety, and efficacy. The meeting was part of Minister Hassan's
efforts to form a scientific committee that includes representatives from
universities whose mission is to provide expert opinions on the drugs in the
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