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Good news: Drugs in India just got cheaper

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12-May-16 India's National Pharmaceutical Pricing Agency has reduced the prices of 54 indispensable medicines; the cut going up to 55%. This move, a repetition of an earlier revision that capped the prices of another 54 drugs, aims at ensuring that important medication, becomes affordable for a wider strata of people. [image: Getty Images]

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Most asthma patients in Vietnam can’t manage disease

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12-May-16 More than 50% of asthma patients have poor control of their disease, according to the Society of Asthma and Allergy and Clinical Immunology in HCMC. It said many patients had not received proper treatment. A number of local medical establishments do not have a spirometry machine, and some do not have technicians skilled in using it. [image: vnexpress.net]

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Myanmar parliament calls for halt to Parkway hospital project

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12-May-16 Parkway's new hospital was to provide a 250-bed private facility in downtown Yangon. The previous government had approved the project, saying it would improve healthcare standards, but that decision has been reversed by the Lower House. Some parliamentarians, medical practitioners and citizens argued that as it is on government-owned public land, the hospital should be a public facility. [image: Myanmar Insider]

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Most novice nurses in Taiwan lack training

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12-May-16 70% of novice nurses in Taiwan are given less than one month of training before officially beginning their work, with 40% given less than two weeks of training. Wu Chia-ling, an executive director of the Taiwan Radical Nurse Union, argued that the lack of training damages patients' interests and puts the nurses under extremely heavy pressure. [image: Focus Taiwan]

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Portability and mobility to drive medtech in Latam

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11-May-16 As urbanization and medical technology advancements extend life expectancy and decrease the need for acute care, long-term strategies and solutions are required. Equipment and device manufacturers will witness greater growth from products that privilege mobility, portability and care outside of traditional healthcare facilities. [image: PSFK]

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