Dasa will bring genomic medicine to Colombia with the opening of an office in Bogotá

With his division of genomic Medicine, Dasa announced that it will enter Colombia and Chile starting in February, to complement its presence in the region, in which it already operated through Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay. “Dasa is investing US$40 million in the entire genomics operation, both in the acquisition of other companies and equipment and … Read more

J&J Vaccine Gets Extra Warning About Bleeding Side Effect

US regulators have reviewed the Covid-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet from Johnson & Johnson to warn of the risk of a rare bleeding disorder. The Food and Drug Administration said in a letter to the company Tuesday that reports of adverse events suggested an increased risk of immune thrombocytopenia, or ITP, during the 42 days after … Read more

Colombia, the economy with the highest economic growth in the region for this year

Colombia’s economy grew 9.9% in 2021, according to World Bank estimates, which improved on a previous 7.7% projection for last year. However, the multilateral body worsened the forecast for 2022 to 4.1% from 4.2% and expects the Colombian economy to grow 3.5% in 2023. It is the best projection of the world Bank among Latin … Read more

From now on, the EPS are obliged to guarantee access to medicine to prevent HIV

In Colombia, the public health system obligatorily expanded access to PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) in the Health Benefits Plan, formerly called the Obligatory Health Plan (POS), the set of health care benefits to which they are entitled the Colombians. Access to this medicine to prevent the spread of VIH, prescribed to people at risk of contracting … Read more

Colombia will require PCR test to those who enter both by sea and by air

Through Resolution 2383 of 2021, the Ministry of Health adopted several sanitary control measures for the entry into the country of national or foreign travelers who intend to enter by air and sea, for example, on cruise ships. According to the provision, travelers over 18 years of age who enter the country on cruise ships, … Read more

The end of the pandemic may come this year, says WHO director Tedros Adhanom

In a statement released through LinkedIn, the director of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, provided a hopeful message about the end of the covid-19 pandemic. He said that one of the most important tools to combat this contingency is equity, because despite the measures, deaths and record infections, there is a population that has not … Read more