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China to consolidate drug market, promote traditional medicines

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15-Feb-16 China plans to consolidate its huge and fragmented drug market and will support a greater role for traditional Chinese medicines (TCM). China is a major lure for drug firms targeting growth driven by rising incomes and a fast-ageing population. Beijing is keen, however, for local firms to take a larger slice of the market. [image: Reuters / Aly Song]

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Foreigners can own up to 67% of Indonesian healthcare firms

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12-Feb-16 Foreigners will be allowed to own a majority of up to 67% of businesses in Indonesia's healthcare sector, as part of sweeping reforms to liberalise its economy. Sectors ranging from fishery to retail - 49 in all - will be affected, with non-citizens able to take up 100% holdings in pharmaceutical raw material manufacturing firms. [image: AFP]

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Elsevier launches ClinicalKey mobile app

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11-Feb-16 Elsevier has launched a ClinicalKey mobile app that enables rapid access to evidence-based, peer reviewed clinical information via a mobile device. Elsevier designed the mobile app to allow users to select access to ClinicalKey or ClinicalKey for Nursing. The app is available to customers in more than 40 countries throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific and South America. [image: ClinicalKey / Elsevier]

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Indian hospitals offer intensive care from afar

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07-Feb-16 India's top private hospitals, seizing on a shortage of critical-care doctors, are expanding into the remote management of intensive care units around the country, and in neighbouring Bangladesh. Data from the Indian Medical Association show the country needs more than 50,000 critical care specialists, but has just 8,350. [image: Thomson Reuters]

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