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India “too reliant” on Chinese drug imports

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05-Dec-14 India produces a third of the world's medicines, mostly in the form of generic drugs. But more than 80% of the raw materials for these drugs are imported from China. That gives its neighbour a virtual monopoly over pricing and supply - so much so that there are now no domestic Indian producers of many essential medicines, a situation that worries the Indian government. [image: The Insider]

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GE Healthcare to open technology and training lab in Turkey

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04-Dec-14 GE Healthcare Life Sciences is planning to open a Technology Laboratory in Turkey which will feature the company’s latest tools for drug discovery, protein science and bioprocessing research. Turkey plans to transform its domestic manufacturing of devices and pharmaceuticals, with plans for 60% of demand to be met locally. [image: GE Healthcare Life Sciences]

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Healthcare reform brings Russian protesters to the streets

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03-Dec-14 Thousands of people have demonstrated in downtown Moscow, complaining that the quality of healthcare provided by the mandatory state insurance program is deteriorating, and accessing it is becoming far more difficult. Good care, they say, is available only through expensive private health. [image: The Christian Science Monitor/Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP]

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Saudi Arabia liberalises healthcare sector investment rules

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01-Dec-14 Saudi Arabia has introduced new rules that further liberalise the healthcare sector and open it up to investment. Foreigners will be permitted to run hospitals, and global healthcare companies will be able to invest in the country, which is expected to account for almost 60% of the GCC market by 2018. [image: Gulf Business]

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