Mexico health officials stalled medical imports since 2007

1/29/2019 – The Washington Post

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s health regulatory agency says it has cleared about 13,000 requests for permits for medical devices and medicines, some of which had been awaiting approval since 2007.

The agency says that since its new team of officials took office Dec. 3, the agency has worked to reduce a mammoth backlog of permit requests. The agency said Monday that the previous administration left a total backlog of 22,000 applications.

Before President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took office Dec.1, investigators uncovered a scheme in which regulators would hide or fail to deliver approvals. The officials reportedly took money for processing documents.

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Mexico Turns To Digital Health To Improve Healthcare

03/13/2018 Forbes

latino-healthMexico is a country with a population of over one hundred and twenty million people. The challenges that this nation faces to grow and develop are enormous, especially in healthcare.  Obesity, diabetes, and heart disease loom large and represent significant public and private health concerns.

The country has one of the lower life expectancy indexes across the OECD, in part due to the limited resources available for health, which impacts all aspects of society. Yet, Mexico is moving to a modern, technologically based solution to this problem: digital health.

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Signs of Man, Ice Age Beast Found Together in Mexico

fossils by flickr user bill gracey
Photo by Flickr User Bill Gracey

USA Today, 11/9/09

MEXICO CITY — Scientists have found evidence that cavemen near the U.S.-Mexican border were butchering gomphotheres, elephant-like beasts from the Ice Age that had been believed to be nearly extinct in North America by the time humans appeared there.

Researchers from the University of Arizona and Mexico’s anthropology institute say they found the bones of two young gomphotheres — along with blades, a scraping tool and stone chips from making spear tips — at an 11,000-year-old site in Mexico’s Sonora state.

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