UPDATE : Monday, September 16, 2019
Korea's suicide rate 2.4-times higher than OECD average: report
Korea is now second only to Lithuania when it comes to suicide rates, break...
by Marian Chu  |  2017-11-13 17:49
Korea needs to improve chronic disease management
Even though the level of healthcare has improved in Korea, the nation’s chr...
by Lee Han-soo  |  2017-11-13 15:45
Insurance policies not keeping pace with new drugs
Korean insurance policies are lagging behind the development of anticancer ...
by Marian Chu  |  2017-11-10 15:44
Genetic test recommended before taking Allopurinol
The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety Thursday recommended patients they che...
by Lee Han-soo  |  2017-11-10 11:18
Physicians call for verifiable checks of herbal medicines
The uncertain safety and efficacy of Oriental herbal medicines have long be...
by Song Soo-youn  |  2017-11-09 15:59
Korea’s AIDS treatment rate hits all-time high of 95%
Around 95 percent of AIDS patients received treatments last year, the highe...
by Marian Chu  |  2017-11-07 17:51
Nearly half of Korean men obese
A report from the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) s...
by Marian Chu  |  2017-11-06 17:59
Doctors criticize mandatary name tags as excessive regulation
Physicians in South Korea are required to put on their name tags by law. Th...
by Song Soo-youn  |  2017-11-06 15:51
Korea in ‘excessive rush’ to execute dementia policies: experts
The rapid growth of elderly population has made dementia a social issue, fo...
by Yang Geum-deok  |  2017-11-06 13:21
Former lawmaker reportedly named as new head of state pension fund
Kim Sung-ju, a former lawmaker of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea, has...
by Kwak Sung-sun  |  2017-11-03 14:14
Pfizer’s breast cancer therapy gains insurance coverage
The Ministry of Health and Welfare said Thursday it would grant Pfizer’s br...
by Marian Chu  |  2017-11-02 16:39
Key executive of human tissue donation foundation calls employees ‘butchers’
The Ministry of Health and Welfare announced Tuesday that it would conduct ...
by Marian Chu  |  2017-11-01 15:32
Integrated guideline needed for desirable organ donation culture
A recent report on the lack of respect for organ donors and their families ...
by Lee Han-soo  |  2017-11-01 13:08
Healthcare R&D budget mismanaged by Park administration
The previous Park Geun-hye government mismanaged 1.53 trillion won ($1.36 b...
by Choi Gwang-seok  |  2017-10-31 16:12
How is Japan taking care of elderly in hospitals?
Many developed nations are coming face-to-face with the problem of caring f...
by Marian Chu  |  2017-10-31 15:55
HIRA under fire for ‘selling personal data’ to private insurers
The Health and Insurance Review & Assessment Service has come under fire af...
by Song Soo-youn  |  2017-10-30 15:42
25,000 foreigners exploited Korean healthcare system in 3 years
Almost 25,000 foreigners exploited the Korean healthcare system in the past...
by Marian Chu  |  2017-10-30 11:52
NHIS under fire for delay of drug negotiations with AstraZeneca
The National Health Insurance Service (NHIS) has fallen into public scrutin...
by Marian Chu  |  2017-10-27 16:56
Ministry to expand supply of patent info to drugmakers
The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) said Monday it would provide do...
by Constance Williams  |  2017-10-27 16:27
‘Early diagnosis more important than immunotherapy to cure lung cancer’
The Korean Association for Lung Cancer (KALC) has set about to emphasize th...
by Nam Doo-hyun  |  2017-10-25 15:22
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