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Weekly Roundups

The Week in Health: Growing Optimism in the Generics Industry

By Miriam Bello | Fri, 12/13/2019 - 15:26

The landscape for generics in Mexico clears as good news emerge from the changes in USMCA this week.

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NATIONAL

Updates in USMCA have changed the landscape for the generics industry as rules that granted patents 10 years of exclusivity for biological drugs were removed.

Shortages of cancer medicines are still a problem for ISSSTE and the institute refuses to make a statement.

The Mexicans Abroad Institute (IME) wants to reinforce migration policies by providing health insurance for Mexicans aboard.

Votes on abortion decriminalization in Hidalgo failed.  

INTERNATIONAL

Argentina’s Minster of Health calls for a health emergency to avoid Province hospital’s bankruptcy.

WHO alerts that climate change directly affects national health systems as citizens face respiratory diseases. 

Miriam Bello Miriam Bello Journalist and Industry Analyst