January 25

Last Week in the Mexican Healthcare Industry

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National

  • IMSS delivers 5 million free vaccines for seasonal Influenza, priority given to children under five, the elderly and pregnant women http://www.eluniversaledomex.mx/otros/arranca-campana-de-vacunacion-contra-la-influenza-estacional.html
  • 72 percent of IMSS processes are done online, as mentioned at the institute´s assembly http://www.radioformula.com.mx/notas.asp? Idn=596632&idFC=2016
  • The School of Medicine of the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) is developing a nasal vaccine to fight and prevent HIV and AIDS by raising cellular immunity
  • http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/articulo/ciencia-y-salud/salud/2016/10/26/el-ipn-desarrolla-una-vacuna-nasal-contra-el-vih
  • Kidneys are the most requested organ for transplants in Mexico. 20,000 await a transplant http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/articulo/ciencia-y-salud/salud/2016/10/26/rinon-el-organo-que-mas-esperan-los-mexicanos-para
  • Alcohol and drug abuse might cause cardiac failure in young adults http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/articulo/ciencia-y-salud/salud/2016/10/25/insuficiencia-cardiaca-afecta-jovenes-debido-al-abuso-de
  • Collins, the second most important generics lab in Mexico, and FEMSA, leading pharmacy chain, signed an alliance to promote the massive commercialization of generics. http://www.forbes.com.mx/genericos-medicina-para-sanar-alianza-farmaceutica/#gs.6181P5w

International

  • Rise in drug overdose deaths creates increase in organ donation and transplant. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/06/us/as-drug-deaths-soar-a-silver-lining-for-organ-transplant-patients.html?_r=0
  • Last week a new technique was discovered to reconstruct the route by which the HIV epidemic arrived to North America, research finds “patient zero” was wrongly blamed for decades https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/oct/26/patient-zero-gaetan-dugas-not-source-of-hivaids-outbreak-study-proves
  • Mayaro virus, a mosquito transmitted diseases threatens the Caribbean. http://cnnespanol.cnn.com/video/cnnee-cafe-intvw-marisa-azaret-el-virus-mayaro/

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