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China requires generics to obtain brand-name drug quality

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08-Mar-16 According to a circular issued by China's State Council, generic drugs already available on the market should be assessed on whether they are consistent with brand-name drugs, and if they could be used clinically. Crucially, generics that pass the assessment will be included under national insurance coverage. [image: People's Daily Online]

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Nuvasive to acquire Brazilian distributor

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08-Mar-16 NuVasive Inc, a spine surgery medical device company, has entered into an agreement to acquire Mega Surgical, its exclusive distributor in Brazil. "This acquisition... will allow for direct contact with surgeons and key opinion leaders throughout the country where direct relationships are a preferred method of doing business," said Jason Hannon, EVP International. [image: NuVasive]

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US, Nigeria, GE launch women’s health initiative

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04-Mar-16 The US and Nigeria have launched a new General Electric (GE) mother-and-child health initiative to expand pre-natal screenings to more than 2 million expectant mothers by 2020. The Healthymagination initiative will reduce mother and infant deaths and train midwives, nurses, and other health professionals on the Vscan Access portable ultrasound device to determine at-risk pregnancies. [image: All Africa]

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A big new Mexican health hotel for US patients

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04-Mar-16 Developers in Tijuana, Mexico, are planning to cash in on the phenomenon of Americans heading south for less-expensive healthcare by building a big new medical facility that will feature a 140-room hotel. The New City Medical Plaza would include "doctors offices, a medical lab, a surgery center". It will cost an estimated USD50 mn, and is scheduled to open in 2019. [image: Regis Duvignau / Reuters]

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NantHealth deploys time saving solution to Singapore

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04-Mar-16 NantHealth has announced the deployment of its VitalsConX software solution in Singapore hospitals to support patient rounding, a critical component in the delivery of patient care. The solution enables clinicians to collect data electronically while confirming vital signs at the bedside. To date, NantHealth has deployed 74 VitalsConX enabled devices at Changi General Hospital. [image: NantHealth]

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