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National Health Plan Will Cover Limb Transplantation

National Health Plan Will Cover Limb Transplantation

SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Hand and arm transplants are set to become less expensive for Koreans at home. The Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) announced on September 13 through a press release that the National Health Insurance would extend its coverage to hand and arm transplant surgery. In addition, the national plan [...]

Best Time of Your Life? Medical Figures Reveal Those in Their 20s Plagued by Physical, Psychological Ailments

Best Time of Your Life? Medical Figures Reveal Those in Their 20s Plagued by Physical, Psychological Ailments

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Medical statistics on the health status of young South Koreans have served as a sobering reality check for those who crow that one’s 20s are “the best time to be alive”.  The worrying state of the nation’s youth was outlined by National Assemblywoman and member of the central government’s [...]

Gov’t to Consider Lowering Denture Costs for Elderly from 2018: Ministry

Gov’t to Consider Lowering Denture Costs for Elderly from 2018: Ministry

SEOUL, Jun. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The government said Monday it will consider lowering the financial burden of senior citizens getting dentures and dental implants starting next year to meet President Moon Jae-in’s campaign pledge. Those aged over 65 are currently required to pay half of the costs for dentures and dental implants. The 50 [...]

Kickback-Paying Pharmaceutical Companies Identified and Monitored by Association

Kickback-Paying Pharmaceutical Companies Identified and Monitored by Association

SEOUL, Apr. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (KPMA) conducted an anonymous survey on executives from its 50 member companies at its second executive meeting in Seoul on April 14, in order to identify pharmaceutical companies that have offered kickbacks to doctors. The executives were asked identify the companies they thought were giving [...]