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Korea, Mexico to boost exchange, cooperation in medicine industry

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05-Apr-16 Korean companies exporting medicine and medical supplies to Mexico will not have to undergo on-site inspections by the Mexican health authorities, following an agreement between the two nations, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety said. The agreement is expected to increase exports of medical products and medicines by USD8 mn annually, it said. [image: GOB]

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Philippines launches world’s first mass dengue vaccination

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04-Apr-16 The Philippines has launched the world's first public immunization program for dengue fever, seeking to administer to a million schoolchildren a vaccine against a mosquito-borne disease estimated to infect 390 mn people a year globally. The Philippines has the highest dengue incidence in the Western Pacific, recording 200,415 cases in 2015. [image: South China Morning Post]

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Ho Chi Minh City to invest USD969 mn in health sector

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04-Apr-16 The health sector of HCMC will carry out 89 projects worth VND21.6 tn (USD969 mn) between 2016 and 2020 to improve healthcare services. Projects planned include developing human resources, building hospitals at the city’s gateways and local clinics, and upgrading major hospitals into high-tech facilities. [image: Vietnam Breaking News]

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Australian class action over DePuy hip replacements settles for AUD250 mn

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30-Mar-16 Hundreds of Australians implanted with a defective hip device will be eligible for a share of AUD250 mn in compensation following the conditional settlement of a long-running class action. It is estimated 1,700 Australians will be eligible to share in the settlement. The action was started in 2010 after a worldwide recall of the DePuy device. [image: DePuy]

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