Pope Francis: “A state can not think about winning with medicine”

Pope Francis said this Thursday that a State providing medical services to the population must not be guided by the principle of obtaining economic benefit, “can not think about winning with medicine”. “Evidence and efficiency can not be the only criteria to...

Liberia request to USA medicine against Ebola

The President of Liberia Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, announced that she has requestes the United States to make available to them an experimental medication against Ebola, disease developed in that country. In a radio address, Johnson-Sirleaf said that Liberia’s access to this...

Medicine will be the first that enter to the Ceaaces process

The university Medicine career will be the first to enter the assessment and accreditation process of the Council for Evaluation, Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Education (Ceaaces for its Spanish acronym). This will start in September as being thehighest social interest,...

Nine IESS hospitals present lack of medicines

Nine hospitals of the Ecuadorian Institute of Social Security (IESS for its Spanish acronym) are among the health units that reported the largest medication needs. This before the purchase process started on May 29 with a referencial budget of $ 47’625 .612.66. The...

There is a deficit of drugs in 84 IESS hospitals

Since this year, 84 hospital units of the Ecuadorian Institute of Social Security (IESS) face deficits in medicine. Iván Espinel, provincial Director of IESS in Guayas, recognizes that there is a deficit of 10% in the stock of antiretroviral and cancer drugs. He ensures, however,...

Assembly will discuss law to reduce the price of medicine

The possibility of lower the prices of drugs through the new Organic Health Code, is analysed by the Commission that deals with this subject in the Assembly.  Assemblywoman Maria José Carrión (AP) believes necessary to regulate the distribution companies of medications that also...
Chapter of 'Dr. House' helps to save a patient

Chapter of ‘Dr. House’ helps to save a patient

The German doctor Juergen Schaefer, found in the TV show “Dr. House” the response to the disease of a patient with heart problems and presenting symptoms such as fever, blindness, deafness and swelling of the lymph nodes. The 55-year-old patient, had intrigued...

Doctors will have an audience with President Correa

This morning the advisor of the Head of State, Mario de la Torre, received doctors who remained in vigil last night at the Plaza de San Francisco church, and announced them the possibility of a direct dialogue with Rafael Correa. Juan Barriga, medical spokesman, said that if they...
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