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New GST to cause 20% of patients in Malaysia to shift to public hospitals

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31-Mar-15 One out of five patients in Malaysia's private hospitals is expected to turn to the overburdened public healthcare system after a new Goods & Services Tax (GST) is implemented on 1-Apr-15. The Malaysian Medical Association stressed that the shift is expected to be a temporary one lasting three to four months, pending medical insurance top-ups. [image: Saw Siow Feng / Malay Mail Online]

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Consolidation of pharmacy retailing in Latin America to generate investment opportunities

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30-Mar-15 Latin American pharmacy chains are expanding both in terms of geography and breadth of services. In Chile, Colombia and Peru, over 75% of pharmacy retailing is controlled by 3 or 4 large players. As these markets consolidate, foreign giants are expected to take note and show interest in entering the region. [image: Global Health Intelligence]

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