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Hong Kong A&E patients top 6,000 a day

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30-Dec-15 Accident and emergency services at public hospitals in Hong Kong are under serious stress, as daily use has surpassed 6,000 patients per day. Pok Oi Hospital and Caritas Medical Centre received patients 10% beyond capacity, and patients at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei exceeded its capacity by over 20%. [image: HKEJ]

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Accuhealth improving lives in Chile

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29-Dec-15 The Chilean company AccuHealth, a pioneer in virtual clinical hospitals, has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a patient-centric telemonitoring service designed to improve the health and livelihoods of chronically ill patients at an affordable cost. By 2020, AccuHealth aims to serve 200,000 chronically ill patients living at the base of the economic pyramid in Chile. [image: Business Call To Action]

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Russia to permit online sales of medicines from 2017

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28-Dec-15 Russia plans to allow drugstore chains to sell medicines via the Internet as of 1-Jan-17. "This type of selling the drugs will be accessible to all customers with access to the Internet and cover all the groups of medicines, except narcotics and psychotropic substances," the government press service said. [image: Retail & Loyalty]

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Japan's 2016 budget promotes innovative drugs and devices

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28-Dec-15 Japan's government has approved a draft budget for 2016 including JPY82.5 bn for the Ministry of Health, Labor & Welfare (MHLW) to promote development of innovative new drugs and medical devices, based on the comprehensive strategy for strengthening the pharmaceutical industry announced in Sep-15. Among others, this budget will fund initiatives to promote the practical application of genomic medicine. [image: Tohoku University]

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Omron India eyes USD40 mn by 2018/19

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27-Dec-15 Japanese health monitor maker Omron Healthcare is looking at more than doubling its revenues in India to USD40 mn by 2018/19, on the back of sales network expansion. The company, which is expecting sales of USD19 mn this year, is also open to the idea of opening a factory in India depending on the demand of its products. [image: Ormon Healthcare].

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