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Levelling the field for medical device manufacturing in India

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10-Dec-14 India’s fast-growing medical devices market is dogged by tax and regulatory anomalies and malpractices, making it difficult for local manufacturers. Good news: These problems will be addressed soon by the Drugs & Cosmetics (Amendment) Bill 2014, which is expected to be passed in the current parliament session. [image: PV Sivakumar_The Hindu Business Line]

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China healthcare draws investors

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10-Dec-14 Mergers and acquisitions in China’s healthcare sector rose to a record USD11.3 billion in the first 11 months of 2014, up 13% from a year earlier. A combination of ageing population and increasing affluence is driving the deal-making, coinciding with sweeping reforms by Chinese government. [image: Feucht Blog]

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Important advance for incurably ill in Mexico

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10-Dec-14 The Mexican Health Ministry has taken an important step to ensure access to palliative care for people suffering from pain due to incurable illness, releasing long-awaited guidelines that will put into practice the provisions on end-of-life care outlined in the country’s 2009 health law. Seven of Mexico’s 32 states have no hospitals offering palliative care. [image: Human Rights Watch]

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German firms pep up Vietnam’s healthcare market

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09-Dec-14 Increasing numbers of hospitals in Vietnam are being equipped with modern technology and German companies are at the forefront: Siemens has been providing imaging and laboratory diagnostics since 1993, B. Braun is raising its investment in Vietnam to USD270 million, and other German firms doing well in Vietnam include Boehringer Ingelheim, Draeger, Rudolf Lietz, Fresenius Kabi, Bayer Schering and Merck. [image: Vietnam Investment Review]

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