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China's FDA will allow online drug sales soon

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09-Jan-15 The China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) plans to allow online sales of prescription drugs soon. If approved, the policy could seed a market worth more than USD160 billion as sales shift from hospitals to online platforms such as Alibaba and JD.com. [image: Reuters/Stringer]

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12 notable Medtech & Healthcare growth markets stories from 2014, month-by-month

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31-Dec-14 There's been a lot going on in emerging markets in 2014. Here's a look back at 12 notable Medtech and Healthcare growth markets stories that you may have missed, month-by-month, including "Indonesia’s new national health insurance scheme", "Korea to nurture medical device industry", "Turkey’s pharma market is ripe for profit", "China healthcare draws investors" and more.

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IT identified as a key to improving health services in Vietnam

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16-Jan-15 Vietnam’s Ministry of Health has strengthened efforts to improve healthcare services by working on key issues, including IT, medical equipment management and transparency. The Ministry said IT is key to improving healthcare services and simplifying admin, especially in provincial and district hospitals, which are trailing behind. [image: Vietnam News / Duong Ngoc]

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Doubts about the future of universal healthcare in Indonesia

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15-Jan-15 Two recently released studies predict that Indonesia’s government will be unable to achieve universal health coverage by 2019 as planned. There is a huge gap in access to healthcare between different regions. A lack of hospitals in underdeveloped regions has prevented people accessing healthcare, leading to low claim rates. [image: Moynier Liana]

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China’s healthcare economy should continue to prosper in 2015

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14-Jan-15 Overall, the Chinese government created lots of space for the private sector in 2014, meaning demand remained strong and companies benefited. This trend is likely to continue in 2015, especially if initiatives such as online drug sales, foreign participation in health services, and more funding for doctors’ pay, CFDA and telemedicine, are continued. [image: Forbes]

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