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Practo launches operations in Brazil

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17-Mar-16 India’s largest doctor discovery platform Practo has launched services in Brazil, its sixth location. This makes it one of the few homegrown Indian consumer Internet startups to capitalize on high-growth global markets. Practo is already present in Singapore, the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia. [image: Practo]

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Singapore hospitals deliver enhanced care by integrating IT

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17-Mar-16 More than 50 healthcare IT systems at Singapore's Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFGH) and Jurong Community Hospital (JCH) have been integrated for an enhanced patient experience. After integrating both hospitals' clinical, operational and administrative systems, both facilities saw improvements in patient safety and delivered greater efficiency in these facilities. [image: Shutterstock]

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India bans 350 combination drugs on safety grounds

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17-Mar-16 The Indian government has banned around 344 fixed dosed combination drugs, including Pfizer's cough syrup Corex, Procter & Gamble's Vicks Action 500 Extra and Crocin Cold and Flu, citing their potential risks. [image: Sajjad Hussain / AFP / Getty Images]

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Canon agrees to buy Toshiba's medical equipment unit

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17-Mar-16 Canon Inc is to buy Toshiba Corp's medical equipment unit for JPY665.5 bn (USD6 bn). Canon, which makes X-ray machines and eye examination devices, has been trying for years to expand into high-margin medical devices, particularly as demand for traditional cameras has declined with the advent of smartphones. [image: Reuters]

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Vietnam spends USD3.4 bn on medication

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17-Mar-16 Medicine cost each Vietnamese USD37.9 on average in 2015, rising by 10% from the previous year and almost doubling the 2009 figure. Vietnam spends about USD3.4 bn on medication every year. [image: VNA]

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