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Shenzhen encourages new TCM hospitals

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10-Sep-15 Shenzhen aims to establish five to eight new Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) hospitals by 2020. The clinics will get the same preferential policies regarding drug pricing and hiring employees as other health care providers under a program that health authorities hope will bring quality hospitals and doctors to the city. [image: 39Clinic]

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Taiwan well-poised for healthcare in IoT: Google

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10-Sep-15 Taiwan is well-poised to develop web-based smart healthcare services in the long term thanks to its strong presence in the global hardware supply chain, Google Taiwan says. A strength in Taiwan's IoT drive is its excellent medical and health insurance systems, which have done the groundwork for Taiwan to move into smart medical services that require integration with hardware. [image: Wang Ying-hao]

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Patients wait up to 24 months for new drugs to be approved in Hong Kong

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31-Aug-15 Patients in Hong Kong wait far longer to gain access to innovative medicine than in many other locations because regulations are based on old, rigid protocols. It takes around 18 to 24 months for the authorities to recognise a new drug, while the same medicine can be approved in just 60 days in Singapore. [image: Henry Wong]

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CFDA approves the use of 3D printed hip implants

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02-Sep-15 The Chinese Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of 3D printed hip implants, which fall into the highest regulated group of medical devices in the country. The approval is expected to be a major breakthrough for 3D printing technology within the medical field. The technology will help in lowering costs. [image: 3ders]

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Japan establishes cardiac imaging training centre in Russia

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09-Sep-15 Medical Excellence Japan in collaboration with Toshiba Medical Systems has established a Russia-Japan cardiac imaging training centre, which will provide services to improve cardiac diagnostic imaging in Russia. The project is one of the programmes conducted by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in 2013 to promote and accelerate the medical globalisation. [image: Medical Device Network]

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