Healthcare

Govt signs pact to promote innovation of Chinese medicines

The partnership will utilise talent and technical exchanges.

Govt signs pact to promote innovation of Chinese medicines

The partnership will utilise talent and technical exchanges.

Gov’t OKs Pfizer’s dual indication vaccine vs. respiratory syncytial virus

This is the first bivalent, single-dose vaccine against RSV.

Health Bureau renews drug regulation agreement

The government will also establish a clinical trial facility in Hetao this year.

CUHK develops tool for early hypoglycemia warnings amongst high-risk adults

The faculty analysed a dataset from the HADCL from 2013 to 2018.

Swire Pacific acquires controlling stake in DeltaHealth

The company signed definitive agreements to increase its stake in March.

Health department greenlights Nefecon for adult IgAN Patients

Hong Kong is the fourth jurisdiction that approved the use of Nefecon.

Hong Kong and Shanghai eye stronger healthcare collaboration

The two will push forward the “Healthy China” initiative.

Mong Kok health check centre faces investigation over professional standards

Authorities reinforce healthcare regulatory rules after suspected medical ordinance violation.

PolyU partners with ZEISS for myopia control tech advancement

The partnership focuses on developing myopia control and other ophthalmic technologies.

Quality HealthCare to explore eHealth’s features for health record management

The healthcare provider has partnered with the platform since 2023.

Hong Kong updates growth charts for children and adolescents

Four sets of gender-specific growth charts were developed for children under 18.

Dentistry graduates to undergo mandatory internship programme

The mandatory internship programme will start in 2025.

Targeted agent and radiotherapy possible solutions to immunotherapy resistance in liver cancer — study

The trial showed that targeted treatment and radiotherapy can potentially help liver cancer patients.

Supply chain company Yunnan Energy slashes net loss by over 40%

The company will report its annual results by mid-March 2024.

Gov’t extends patient subsidies for another year

Subsidised consultations are capped at $2,175.

Gov’t to increase Community Care Service Vouchers to 11,000

The increase will involve an annual expenditure of $900m.

Gov't to increase cigarette duty by $0.8 per stick

The proportion of tobacco duty in the retail price of cigarettes will rise to 70%.