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Dr Reddy’s to move beyond drugs with VC arm

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04-Sep-15 India's Dr. Reddy’s new venture capital arm is considering 20 business proposals, including a chain of dental clinics and health-diagnostic laboratories, and is likely to back one or two as part of a plan to transform India’s second-largest drug maker into a broader health-focused company. [image: Mint]

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Korean medical companies sign 15 MOUs with China

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04-Sep-15 Korean medical companies will speed up their entry into China, having secured a bridgehead into the telemedicine market by inking agreements with Chinese partners. Other agreements will allow Korea to export more drugs and biotech to China. These developments will help Korea become one of the top seven healthcare powers within five years. [image: Business Korea]

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Vietnamese spend millions on dengue fever treatments

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04-Sep-15 Vietnamese people spend a total of VND1.4-1.6 trillion (US$62.2-71.1 million) each year on treatment of dengue fever, a recent survey conducted by the Ministry of Health has revealed. Every year, approximately 100,800 people suffer from the disease, with 96 succumbing to it. [image: VNA / VNS / Phuong Vy]

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Japan seeks more Vietnamese nurses, orderlies for ageing population

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04-Sep-15 About 510 Vietnamese health care workers have been selected for a special training programme to prepare them to work in Japan, the Overseas Labour Management Department has said. Japan's ageing population has stressed the country's health system and opened up opportunities for Vietnamese nurses and orderlies, according to the department. [image: Tuoi Tre]

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Japan's medical spending to top JPY40 tn

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03-Sep-15 Japan's medical expenses in the year to March 2015 are certain to have hit a new high above JPY40 tn (USD332 bn) because of the nation's graying population, health ministry data showed. The continuous growth also reflects advances in more expensive medical technology, while greater use of generic medicines has slowed the increase compared with previous years. [image: Getty Images].

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