UPDATE : Friday, August 23, 2019
Moon’s dementia policy gains traction amid worries of poor preparation
President Moon Jae-in’s campaign pledge that calls for the state to take th...
by Kwak Sung-sun/Song Soo-youn  |  2017-06-14 11:24
‘Korea must prepare for snowballing medical cost after unification’
When South and North Korea are reunified, the medical expense will rocket t...
by Choi Gwang-seok  |  2017-06-13 13:42
Government takes action against nitrous oxide
Amid the mounting controversy over “happy balloon,” the government has come...
by Constance Williams  |  2017-06-07 12:00
Government launches tight monitoring of hepatitis C
The government will start to classify hepatitis C and two other bacteria-re...
by Marian Chu  |  2017-06-02 17:03
Ministry asks police to investigate controversial online community
The public health authorities have brought a criminal charge against “Anaki...
by Kwak Sung-sun  |  2017-06-02 16:59
Moon may put an end to his predecessor’s telemedicine policy
The Moon Jae-in administration may withdraw a plan to allow telemedicine be...
by Kwak Sung-sun  |  2017-06-02 15:59
Moon administration to revitalize small hospitals, attract foreign firms
One of President Moon Jae-in’s healthcare policies is to encourage people t...
by Marian Chu  |  2017-06-02 14:56
‘Why should doctors take complete responsibility for adverse drug reactions?’
A man, known by just the initial of A, recently took an OTC medication cont...
by Choi Gwang-seok  |  2017-06-01 15:35
Government-led antismoking drive hits limit
Low cigarette price, stress from long work or study, mandatory military ser...
by Constance Williams  |  2017-05-30 17:14
Number of authors in Korean journals 3 times higher than US
Korea needs to introduce a “real-name authorship system” to keep senior sch...
by Song Soo-youn  |  2017-05-30 16:20
Korea’s ‘death culture’ less than 60 points out of 100
Koreans do not have positive views of the situation concerning their final ...
by Choi Gwang-seok  |  2017-05-30 15:37
China’s ‘THAAD retaliation’ hurts medical tourism, lowers brand value
China’s economic retaliation in the aftermath of South Korea’s deployment o...
by Marian Chu  |  2017-05-29 17:04
‘Allow hospitals to charge fees for AI’s data reading’
Korea needs to introduce “medical fee charging system for artificial intell...
by Kwak Sung-sun  |  2017-05-26 14:42
2 years after MERS, Korea still struggles with public health system
Two years have passed since the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) thr...
by Choi Gwang-seok  |  2017-05-25 16:13
Park’s secret doctors found guilty of unlawful treatments, perjury
All doctors charged with treating – unlawfully and secretively -- for...
by Choi Gwang-seok  |  2017-05-19 11:39
Medical bill for one year before death rises 3.4 times in 10 years
The medical cost for one year before death totaled nearly 16 million won ($...
by Yang Geum-deok  |  2017-05-18 18:31
‘Stop breastfeeding while taking emetic’  
On May 4, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety cautioned mothers taking “do...
by Marian Chu  |  2017-05-17 15:40
‘Improvements needed for child abuse reporting’
A controversy is going on over a proposed bill, which calls for punishing m...
by Marian Chu  |  2017-05-17 11:08
State agency to kick off Bahrain project early next month
Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service (HIRA) will kick off its pro...
by Marian Chu  |  2017-05-17 11:01
Japan interested in Korea’s pricing system for innovative new drugs
The Japanese government, which had long racked its brains over deciding the...
by Lee Hye-seon  |  2017-05-16 09:24
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