Diabetes lures pharma to the Gulf

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Diabetes is a growing problem and pharmaceutical opportunity in Saudi Arabia. The Wall Street Journal outlines the health crisis that is increasingly visible during mall walks that double as a respite from the heat and a time to mingle over fast food.

The Journal also notes that governments in the Gulf have offered a mix of financial incentives to coax businesses to take manufacturing local, and that companies like Merck KGaA have partnered with local producers as a way of getting a foothold in the market.

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