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Majority of guests utilizing healthcare services at Latvia's resort cities are from Russia, Belarus and Scandinavia27.09.2016
The majority of guests utilizing healthcare services at Latvia's resort cities are from Russia, Belarus and Scandinavia, however, there is also an increase in the number of medical tourists from other countries as well, the chairwoman of the Latvian Association of Resort Cities Gunta Uspele told LETA.
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Denmark (3), Finland (7) and Sweden (9) give ScanBalt BioRegion a prominent representation at the top 10 of the list in overall biotechnology innovation according to the recently published 2016 Scientific American Worldview ranking.
Representatives of Latvian Grindex pharmaceutical company met with representatives of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and agreed on cooperation, still the parties did not agree on removing Mildronate medication, also known as meldonium, from the list of prohibited substances, the company reported writes LETA.
Joint-stock Latvian pharmaceutical company Olainfarm has acquired 24% shares in Belarussian pharmaceutical company NPK Biotest, according to a statement at the Riga Stock Exchange.
Valerijs Maligins, the largest shareholder and chairman of the board at pharmaceutical company Olainfarm, wishes to decrease the company's export to Russia down to 20-25% of its turnover. At one point export to Russia was 90% of turnover, but now it is approximately 38%, Maligins said in an interview with the newspaper Diena, cites LETA.
Arnis Riekstins, a co-owner of the Mikrotikls company, earned EUR 30.15 mln last year becoming the top earner in Latvia in 2015, according to a list of Latvia's biggest earners, losers, and dividend recipients last year, compiled by Lursoft, business magazine Kapitals, and journalists Lato Lapsa and Kristine Jancevska.