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A few scares here and there

Top health-related news and issues in 2012

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  • Writer: Arusa Pisuthipan & Sukhumaporn Laiyok
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There is both good and bad news with regard to healthcare issues in Thailand. The good news is we did not experience any major disease outbreak in 2012, nor were visited by a new disease or virus. 

And while there were important medical breakthroughs to ease our lives, it turned out that difficult health-related situations have become more consumer-orientated. More products readily available in the market and popular among consumers, both edible and inedible, were found to bring about adverse health effects, some even life-threatening.

Thailand's Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the governing body, therefore had to closely monitor the situation throughout the year to prevent harmful goods from leaking onto market shelves.

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