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Revising India's national essential medicines list

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18-Mar-15 India's drug regulatory authority plans to publish a revised National List of Essential Medicines in 2015 - long overdue as it was originally prepared in 2011 and has attracted criticism for repeated delays. The revision is very much necessary as the list is linked to regulating the price of medicines. [image: Maps Of India]

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Malaysian hospital group buying Japanese nursing homes

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17-Mar-15 Malaysian hospital operator IHH Healthcare announced that subsidiary Parkway Life Real Estate Investment Trust is acquiring five nursing homes in Japan for 5.97 billion yen (USD49.5 million). The five facilities are being acquired from Japan's UBI. [image: Singapore Trading Online]

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Emerging market medical education goes digital

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10-Mar-15 Online medical education is an opportunity to address the shortage of skilled health workers in many emerging markets. Even surgery can now be taught remotely, an approach being used in Thailand. In Vietnam, an NGO-run video platform connects HIV specialists with community health workers. Doctors in the Philippines have founded an online community called HealthXPh for discussions about healthcare. [image: HAIVN]

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Institute in Korea makes platform that integrates mobile and healthcare

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16-Mar-15 Korea's Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST) has built a platform called "Dr M" that analyzes vital signs collected from smart sensors and sends data to healthcare providers. KAIST plans to test the service with wrist-worn terminals on 100 students, and then to work on projects with hospitals, silver towns, mobile carriers and device makers. [image: Business Korea]

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China's medical equipment specialists too busy to innovate

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16-Mar-15 China's domestic medical equipment industry has been growing rapidly, but at the same time it faces problems such as lack of scientific innovation the high-end market being dominated by foreign companies. The reality in China is that doctors spend all their available time with patients every day, and there is no time to engage in innovation. [image: China Daily]

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