Month: May 2013

Why Does Anti-Infective Drug Expenditure Increase In China?

Tianjin, China – There has been a growing concern regarding high pharmaceutical expenditure around the world, which is an extreme focus in China as it accounts for more than a half of the total health expenditure. Over the past decade, although

Posted in Value in Health Regional Issues Tagged with: ,

What Are Direct Medical Costs Of Vision Impairment?

Taipei, Taiwan –Vision impairment is a serious health problem, currently affecting 285 million people worldwide. The economic burdens of vision impairment on health care systems have found to be substantial in western countries, but have not been fully evaluated in

Posted in Value in Health Regional Issues Tagged with: ,

Quality-of-Life Among Non-Prescription Medicine Consumers – Are They Different?

Penang, Malaysia – The study “Health-Related Quality of Life among Nonprescription Medicine Customers in Malaysia” was motivated by the significant increase of non-prescription medicines consumption that may have serious consequences on the individual and collective health of the population.

Posted in Value in Health Regional Issues Tagged with: , ,

The Current Status Of Ulcerative Colitis In Taiwan

Kaohsiung, Taiwan – Chronic kidney disease (CKD) remains a global public health problem due to its increasing prevalence, poor outcomes, low treatment rate, and high costs. However, clinical pharmacy education (CPE) can improve outcomes and optimize health care costs.

Posted in Value in Health Regional Issues Tagged with: , , ,

What Are The Important Factors In Selecting TCM?

Shenyang, China & Newcastle, Australia – The use of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been gaining momentum in the past decades internationally. Even with quite a sizeable consumption and expenditure, there are still many barriers that prevent TCM to be reimbursed

Posted in Value in Health Regional Issues Tagged with: , , ,

What Makes You Purchase OTC Medicines?

Seoul, South Korea – Using over-the-counter (OTC) drugs can sometimes cause side effects if a consumer does not know the proper dose or use of them. Besides, mild diseases can develop into severe diseases by continuous self-medication without professional care.

Posted in Value in Health Regional Issues Tagged with: , ,