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Coverage extended to ‘medical expense’ for damage relieve system on drug side effects

The range of coverage for the damage relief system on drug side effects will be extended from January next year. On the 28th, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety(MFDS) suggested the safety management plan of the foo...

7 of 10 menopause patients have difficulties in living a daily life

The Korean Society of Menopause(President Byung-Seok Lee, a gynecologist at Severance Hospital) announced a report of a survey on awareness of menopause and hormone treatment to celebrate the ‘Menopause Day’ last Nove...

Sleep endoscopy will be covered by National Health Insurance

The Ministry of Health and Welfare held the 19th National Health Insurance Policy Deliberation Committee(hereinafter referring to NHIPDC, Chairman: Vice Minister Moon-Gyu Bang) on the 20th, made a decision to extend t...

KPA, “It’s improper to discuss reorganization of pharmacy university curriculum”

When it comes to the academic circles’ argument that the pharmacy college system should be changed to a 6-year system, the Korean Medical Association(President Moo-Jin Choo, KMA) expressed an opinion “Since it is impr...

Rapid increase of uninsured medical expenses brings up necessity to extend insurance coverage

The National Health Insurance Service(President Sang-Cheol Seong) released a result of the ‘Composition and Status for Uninsured Medical Expenses at General Hospitals or Higher-Class Medical Institutes’ research. Des...

One voice from experts and political circles for “Amendment to Medical Law for dental hygienists”

The National Assembly’s ruling and opposing parties, the dental field and experts raised one voice for necessity to amend the Medical Law to ‘make dental hygienist medical personnel.’ Particularly, since the current l...

“Safety of cervical cancer vaccination was reconfirmed”

The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(Director Jung-Ki Suck) held the Special Committee for Compensation of Vaccination Damages(Chairman Jung-Gon Kim, Seoul National University College of Medicine) on t...

46% of local clinics will receive benefits of tax reduction

The Korean Medical Association(President Moo-Jin Choo) gave an active welcome towards the fact the amendment to the Special Tax Treatment Control Law which includes an article to include clinic-level medical institute...

What types of disease foreigners go to hospitals for?

Along with the increase of international exchange, the number of foreigners living in Korea has increased every year. The entire number of foreigners living Korea was 1.71 million in 2015; among them, the number of fo...

Extreme price gaps for uninsured medical expenses

The Health Insurance Review & Assessment Service(President Myung-Sei Sohn, hereinafter referring to ‘HIRA’) will extensively reveal the ‘2016 Uninsured Medical Service Expenses by Medical Institute’ from the 1st of De...

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