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BDMS unit opens medical lab in Yangon

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16-Mar-17 N Health, a unit under Thailand's BDMS hospital group, has launched a medical laboratory in Yangon, Myanmar, with local partners, to tap growing opportunities there. Since the civilian government started in 2011, health expenditures have risen over 10 times and this is just the beginning," said Dr Win Zaw Aung, managing director of Sea Lion Group. [image: Bangkok Post]

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India’s price new controls on cardiac stents are not a welcome sign

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15-Mar-17 India's decision to put in place price controls on cardiac stents shows it is a country that isn't business-friendly, say representatives from the US Embassy in New Delhi. The country’s classification of the cardiac stents as an essential medicine requires that they abide by new regulatory guidelines and pricing regulations. [image: Hindustan Times]

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Reducing pollution in China may save 3 million lives each year

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15-Mar-17 China could prevent three million premature deaths each year by enforcing tighter air quality standards and reducing particulate matter to the level recommended by the WHO. Air pollution appears to have a much greater impact on deaths due to cardiorespiratory diseases, such as asthma and chronic lung disease (COPD), than it does on deaths due to other causes. [image: ET Healthworld]

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J&J CEO is optimistic about China's healthcare market

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14-Mar-17 Alex Gorsky, CEO of Johnson & Johnson said: "We believe that the macro trends - a large population, urbanisation, growing middle class, demand for healthier lifestyles and care choices - remain favourable for... China's healthcare industry. J&J has a legacy of translating technological innovation and medical science breakthroughs into industrial outputs that address the needs of patients and consumers." [image: China Daily]

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