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Large hospitals to issue prescriptions using smart phones next year

On the 12th, the Korea Internet & Security Agency(President Suk-Hwan Kim, KISA) signed the ‘memorandum of understanding(MOU) for adopting digitalized issuing service of paper prescriptions’ with Seoul National Univers...

1st Anniversary for Watson Introduction with 9.4 out of 10 rating

Patients have reportedly given a high customer satisfaction rating on Watson for Oncology(hereinafter referring to Watson), a IBM’s artificial intelligence(AI) system. At the ‘1st Anniversary Symposium for IBM Watson...

Most common adverse drug reaction with both ETC and OTC was gastrointestinal disorder

The most common adverse drug reaction with ETC and OTC drugs was gastrointestinal disorder. Na-Young Lee, Jung-Min Lee and Mo-Sae Lee(Korean Pharmaceutical Association Local Drug Safety Center) announced the ‘Compari...

Korean medicine side effects affecting most in digestive system, skin and peripheral nerve

While patients are taking both Korean medicines and ETC drugs at the same time, a study which made a report about Korean medicine side effects has been first introduced. Team Manager Hyuk-Jae Choi at Kyung Hee Univer...

Doctors changed for receiving illegal rebates

Doctors who received rebates from medical representatives working for pharmaceutical company with the purpose of selecting and prescribing the company’s medicines were imposed a fine. On the 2nd, Judge Joong-Min Lee ...

Super bacterial spreads for about 3k cases only in 4 months with no antibody for treatment

While antibiotic resistance infection called ‘super bacteria’ has created a huge issue in the health care field, there is no drug to treat it in the field and patients have no choice but to give up the therapy, which ...

‘Health care providers opening a medical institute are impossible to practice medical services at another medical institute’

An interpretation was made that a health care provider who opened his/her own medical institute cannot treat a patient at other medical institutes even by a request from the patient or the patient’s guardian. The Min...

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...

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