UPDATE : Saturday, March 24, 2018
Cancer patients protest policy limiting off-label use
Two immunotherapies that gained insurance coverage on Aug. 21 can no longer...
by Marian Chu  |  2017-09-05 10:46
Cervical cancer’s checkup rate remains at 53%
Vaccines and early treatment can prevent or increase the survival rate of c...
by Yang Geum-deok  |  2017-09-05 10:45
Flavored cigarettes attract new smokers: study
A recent study showed that flavored tobacco makes smoking easier and attrac...
by Lee Han-soo  |  2017-09-04 18:20
Government to invest ₩63 billion into precision medicine
The government will invest 63.1 billion won ($55.7 million) into developing...
by Marian Chu  |  2017-09-04 17:51
‘Drug payments should be made within 6 months’
A revised law, which will go into effect on Dec. 23, will obligate medical ...
by Kwak Sung-sun  |  2017-09-01 16:52
President Moon stresses importance of reasonable medical costs
President Moon Jae-in emphasized the need for reasonable medical costs in o...
by Kwak Sung-sun  |  2017-09-01 15:30
Penalty raised for ‘corpse selfies’ by 10-fold
The Ministry of Health and Welfare said Thursday that it would impose a 5 m...
by Marian Chu  |  2017-09-01 15:06
Awareness of obesity raised at Seoul event
The Korea Society for the Study of Obesity (KSSO) said Thursday they have s...
by Lee Han-soo  |  2017-09-01 09:56
Leukemia drug Imbruvica shows hepatitis B reactivation
The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) will change approval conditions...
by Lee Hye-seon  |  2017-08-31 16:08
Penalty sought on hospitals for coercing residents to overwork
The government is considering a penalty on training hospitals that violate ...
by Kwak Sung-sun  |  2017-08-31 14:56
‘State body needed to manage big data for healthcare industry’
The government should establish a state-run body to efficiently manage big ...
by Lee Min-ju  |  2017-08-31 13:24
Ministry vows more prudence in designating ‘innovative pharmaceutical company’
The Ministry of Health and Welfare said Wednesday it will seek more prudenc...
by Lee Han-soo  |  2017-08-30 16:31
Health ministry proposes ₩64.24 trillion for 2018 budget
The Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) said on Tuesday it has proposed a...
by Lee Han-soo  |  2017-08-29 17:48
Ministry to establish safety standards for liquid nitrogen
The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety announced Tuesday that it will enhance...
by Constance Williams  |  2017-08-29 15:25
‘It should be mandatory for medical institutions to use domestic medical care devices’
Health-related experts suggested at a public hearing on Tuesday that medica...
by Kwak Sung-sun  |  2017-08-29 15:06
Healthy ministry to set up dementia policy division
The Ministry of Health and Welfare said Saturday it would establish a tempo...
by Marian Chu  |  2017-08-29 10:46
Korea in moves to curb involuntary psychiatric admissions
“Three years ago, when I visited Australia to talk with experts about menta...
by Marian Chu  |  2017-08-28 17:49
Science ministry misuses R&D budget for nurturing financial experts
The Ministry of Science and ICT has been found to have misused the R&D budg...
by Kwak Sung-sun  |  2017-08-28 14:30
Health ministry, KCDC to evaluate nation’s health security
The Ministry of Health and Welfare and the Korea Centers for Disease Contro...
by Constance Williams  |  2017-08-28 11:27
Health ministry makes separate team to push ‘Moon care’
The Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) created a separate task force to ...
by Kwak Sung-sun  |  2017-08-25 17:20
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