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Cardinal Health sells China operations for USD557 mn

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21-Nov-17 Shanghai Pharmaceuticals has agreed to pay USD557 million for Cardinal Health’s China drug distribution business, growing its nationwide presence and making it a distributor to 322 cities and 11,000 medical institutions. [image: Healthcare Packaging]

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Korea's MediBloc eyes blockchain for medical recordkeeping

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20-Nov-17 Seeking to overturn the traditional hospital-led medical record-keeping system, Seoul-based startup MediBloc has set out to create a new patient-centered health database platform using blockchain technology, where the patient, rather than hospitals, owns his or her own medical records. [image: Park Hyun-koo / The Korea Herald]

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Volpara receives regulatory clearance in Japan and Taiwan

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20-Nov-17 Volpara Solutions of New Zealand has received regulatory clearance for its quantitative breast imaging tools in Japan and Taiwan, as Class II medical devices. 5 million women in Japan are screened for breast cancer using mammography each year. [image: Volpara Solutions]

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Indonesia’s prize health insurance system mired in debt

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20-Nov-17 In January 2015, the Indonesian government launched an ambitious comprehensive health insurance system designed to make basic care available universally by 2019. Today the scheme faces nearly insurmountable financing and unpaid contribution related debts. [image: Asia Sentinel]

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