UPDATE : Saturday, February 22, 2020
74 NHIS employees punished in past 4 years
The National Health Insurance Service has punished 74 employees for the pas...
by Yang Geum-deok  |  2017-10-24 15:46
Patients can refuse medical care at end-stage of their lives
Korean patients can now decide whether to continue medical care that prolon...
by Marian Chu  |  2017-10-23 11:56
Number of teens with AIDS increased 4.2-times in past decade
The number of Korean teenagers with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AI...
by Marian Chu  |  2017-10-20 17:23
Kickbacks specified in expense reports not exempt from punishment
With pharmaceutical companies obliged to submit their economic profit repor...
by Kwak Sung-sun  |  2017-10-20 16:57
‘Hepatitis C should be part of national health check’
A recent survey found that a majority of doctors specializing in liver dise...
by Lee Hye-seon  |  2017-10-19 16:57
Proposal for global budget system adds fuel to controversy over ‘Mooncare’
President Moon Jae-in’s policy to drastically expand health insurance cover...
by Kwak Sung-sun  |  2017-10-19 15:53
‘National hepatitis C screenings needed,’ doctors say in survey
A recent survey showed 99 percent of liver disease specialists called for a...
by Marian Chu  |  2017-10-18 16:08
Free R&D consulting services for new drug developers
Researchers and organizations developing new drugs may benefit from free co...
by Marian Chu  |  2017-10-18 15:55
Oxford professor points to ‘morbidity icebergs’ in 2 Koreas
“All developed countries have substantially hidden illnesses, but its scale...
by Constance Williams  |  2017-10-18 10:25
‘Quarter of drugs winning fast-track approvals not supplied at all’
A quarter of drugs, which have received fast-track marketing licenses for t...
by Lee Hye-seon  |  2017-10-17 16:34
Former MFDS officials enjoy parachute positions: lawmaker
A majority of executives working at six state-run institutions under the Mi...
by Park Gi-taek  |  2017-10-17 16:05
‘Oriental medicine promotion program, irrelevant for kids’ health’
The government’s pilot program to help enhance children’s health through pr...
by Kwak Sung-sun  |  2017-10-16 17:30
Project to give back to international society underperforms
A government project to invite and cure foreigner patients of low-income fa...
by Marian Chu  |  2017-10-16 16:17
Korea short of neonatal intensive care units
Despite the increasing need for medical care for preterm infants, neonatal ...
by Kwak Sung-sun  |  2017-10-16 16:09
Antibiotic-resistant infections surge in Korea
The number of antibiotic-resistant infections has tripled in Korea this yea...
by Yang Geum-deok  |  2017-10-13 11:17
Korea has poor supply for essential medicines: lawmaker
South Korea lacks a systematic chain to quickly supply essential medicines,...
by Kwak Sung-sun  |  2017-10-12 15:39
Hana Pharm’s opium painkiller reported most often for side effects
Hana Pharm’s opium pain medication, fentanyl citrate injection, had the mos...
by Kwak Sung-sun  |  2017-10-12 14:21
Korea becomes 1st WP nation to eradicate rubella
Korea has been certified by the World Health Organization as the first coun...
by Constance Williams  |  2017-10-12 13:50
Ousted president’s ‘medical hallyu’ showpiece ends up a big flop
A government agency set up by ousted President Park Geun-hye to help the do...
by Marian Chu  |  2017-10-10 16:21
Hacking attempts at medical institutions soar due to supervisory loopholes
Amid increasing damages caused by hacking attacks worldwide, the Ministry o...
by Constance Williams  |  2017-10-10 15:56
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