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HSA suspends licences of 10 tobacco retailers

HSA suspends licences of 10 tobacco retailersA furious effort has been made to snuff out the usage of tobacco to underage people by The HAS (Health Sciences Authority).

Fortis buys new cancer hospital in Singapore for Rs 115cr

fortis-healthcareRecently, Fortis Global Healthcare has purchased a hospital in Singapore for S$33 million or 115 crore from First Real Estate Investment Trust. Fortis Global Healthcare is owned by Indian billionaire brothers, Malvinder Mohan Singh and Shivinder Mohan Singh Fortis Global Healthcare is a major player in the healthcare industry.

Duke collaborates with Inviragen on vaccine research

inveiragenDuke-National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School collaborates with US-based vaccine maker, Inviragen to develop a vaccine against dengue fever. They both have signed a memorandum of understanding to fight against this deadly virus.

Both organizations decided to work closely with each other to understand how this infectious disease gets transmitted and how its transmission can be prevented.

Patient jostles to shell out private finance debt

nhs-trust-finance-debtThe South London Healthcare NHS Trust that comprise Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich, Bromley Hospital and Queen Mary's in Sidcup, utilizes 13 per cent of its money to cover up debts instead of treating patients.

U.S. News Best Hospitals release rankings

U.S. News Best Hospitals release rankingsU. S News Best Hospitals released its annual rankings in 16 specialities, from cancer to orthopaedics and urology. Tampa General Hospital, All Children’s hospital in St. Peters burg and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Centre & Research Institute in Tampa were some of the proud hospitals that made it into this year’s list.

Johnson and Johnson Pennsylvania plant gets a Form 483

Johnson-JohnsonYet another one of Johnson and Johnson’s plants has been raided and has been declared as unfit for drug manufacture. The company is already under much pressure and restraint because of its hassles with the government. The government’s primary concern was the unfavourable environment at their drug-making plant at Pennsylvania where they manufacture medicines for children, mainly cold and pain drugs.