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Diabetes patients reach 12.17 million in 5 years, costing KRW 8.511 trillion

Patients with diabetes, the most common adult disease of Korea, have been increasing for the past 5 years. According to a report The Minjoo Party Rep. Dong-Min Ki received from the Health Insurance Review and Assessm...

Rush of patients to hospitals in capital area only for ‘minor illness’

With a widened gap of medical services among regions, a rush of patients to the capital area is reportedly increase every year. According to data Justice Party Rep. So-Ha Yoon received from the National Health Insura...

32 of 117 legal communicable diseases controlled by government have no treatment

Among the total 117 legal communicable diseases which are controlled by each the Emergency Center, Communicable Control Center and Disease Prevention Center, 32 of them have no treatment. Liberty Korea Rep. Sang-Hoon...

3 of 10 Seoul taxi drivers have diabetes or expected to have diabetes

3 of 10 taxi drivers in the Seoul area reportedly have diabetes or are expected to have diabetes. The Diabetic Association of Korea conducted a project to measure blood sugar on Seoul taxi drivers for 2 times between...

Hospitals and clinics purchasing medicines less than KRW 30 billion exempted to obligated payment

Organizations purchasing medicines worth of less than KRW 3 billion a year, like hospitals and pharmacies, will have an exception to the payment obligation. The Ministry of Health and Welfare(Minister Neung-Hoo Park,...

“Obesity is ‘disease.’ Just change of lifestyle won’t work to cure”

‘Obesity’ is a condition of having excessive body fat. Due to change of dietary life and lifestyle after 1980, the world’s obesity rate was increased more than double; there are reportedly about 600 million people wit...

Reevaluation period for advanced medical devices changes from 4 to 5 years

The government will relax regulations about medical devices, such as shortening the current reevaluation period for advanced medical devices from 4 years to 5 years. The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety gave an admin...

‘Prevision Medicine Project Group’ to provide medical services personalized for insurable cancer patients

The ‘Precision Medicine Project Group’ will be established to adopt a personalized treatment system for incurable cancer patients. In order to implement the personalized medical services and have a new future growth ...

MOHW fires a flare to localize Korean medical devices in China

The Ministry of Health and Welfare(Minister Neung-Hoo Park, MOHW) has started to bear fruit in the ongoing business of expanding and localizing medical devices in China. The MOHW and the Korea Medical Devices Industr...

‘Zero case of serious adverse drug reaction’ unlike concerns about HPV vaccine

73.5% of the reasons why parents decided not to follow the Human papillomavirus(HPV) vaccination program for 12-year-old children was their concern of side effect, but it was reported there actually was no case of ser...

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