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Farmers in Thailand Welcoming New Law Allowing Cultivation of Marijuana for Medical Use

Farmers in Thailand are welcoming a new law allowing cultivation and use of marijuana for medical purposes Wednesday, in an Asian first that promises an economic bonanza but also fears that foreign companies could reap the rewards. Thailand’s National Assembly passed a bill Tuesday legalizing the use ...

Agence France-Presse

Comparison of the health determinants of the people in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS)

The health of the population and the health service system are influenced by many factors, known as health determinants. []However, there is a dearth of literature on the influence of health determinants regarding the health service system and the health status of the people in the ...

Dr. Kanjanee Phanphairoj & Dr. Ritzmond Loa

Nursing students happy with govt’s deal

The Nursing University Student’s Union got most of what they had demanded from the government after negotiating with the Ministry of Health and Sports last week. NUSU member Ma Kay Khine Tun said 80 percent of what they wanted was agreed by the ministry following ...

How is medicine distributed in Vietnam?

The value of the medicine market in Vietnam was over $4 billion in 2015, while revenue is expected reach $10 billion by 2020. Nguyen Minh Hoang, a Grab taxi driver, felt dizzy and drove the car to a drugstore, got the medicine, paid and left. ...

Antibiotics prescribed ‘blindly’, doctors admit

Cambodian physicians, by their own admission, routinely prescribe antibiotics “inappropriately” based on habit and poor hygiene rather than evidence of an infection, a new study has found. The article, published by peer-reviewed science site BioMed Central last week, included research gleaned from focus group discussions ...

Building a medical system without a foundation?

Among Cambodia’s 11 registered medical schools, many lack basic resources for hands-on training – including cadavers. As a result, instructors, doctors and students worry about the future of the profession in a country already distrustful of its health care system. In 2014, the University of Health ...

Indian pills fuel drug boom in Myanmar

Five years ago, when cold pills first trickled across Myanmar’s untamed border with India, many local officials were baffled. Where was this medicine going, and why were smugglers so interested in it? Today, the cross-border trickle has become a torrent and everyone knows why the Indian-made ...

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