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Unregistered, illegal health products sold online, delivered to Costa Rica
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Unregistered, illegal health products sold online, delivered to Costa Rica

L. Arias - May 20, 2015

The large number of online sources of illegal and counterfeit medicine with Costa Rica delivery has local health officials concerned. Public Health Ministry officials reported that they have…

Costa Rica seeks improved treatment for autism
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Health
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Costa Rica seeks improved treatment for autism

Katherine Stanley - May 14, 2015

“Parents will say, ‘All I want to do is go to my nephew’s birthday party, and have my sister not ask me to leave because my child…

Vaccination campaign against influenza to start this month at public hospitals
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Vaccination campaign against influenza to start this month at public hospitals

L. Arias - April 13, 2015

Costa Rica’s Social Security System, or Caja, will launch its annual vaccination campaign against seasonal influenza on April 27, hoping to double the number of people who get the…

Costa Rica violates women’s human rights in therapeutic abortion cases, say complaints at Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
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Costa Rica violates women’s human rights in therapeutic abortion cases, say complaints at Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

L. Arias - February 20, 2015

The deadline has expired for Costa Rica to respond to a claim at the Washington, D.C.-based Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) for allegedly denying a therapeutic abortion…

Costa Rica’s blood bank needs donors
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Costa Rica’s blood bank needs donors

L. Arias - December 2, 2014

In Costa Rica, the month of December usually means a low supply of blood at the country’s public hospitals, and this year is no different. On Monday,…

Lawmakers move forward with bill to legalize morning-after pill, therapeutic abortion for rape victims
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Lawmakers move forward with bill to legalize morning-after pill, therapeutic abortion for rape victims

L. Arias - November 18, 2014

Lawmakers of the Legislative Assembly’s Human Rights Commission last week approved the drafting of a bill that would allow the use of the emergency contraception method known as the…

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Get your flu vaccinations here!

L. Arias - November 8, 2013

Public hospitals from Costa Rica’s Social Security System, or Caja, on Monday will launch a national vaccination campaign against the influenza virus. The official start date for…

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Costa Rican health officials alarmed at spike in respiratory illnesses

L. Arias - September 24, 2013

Costa Rica’s Health Ministry last week reported that 40 people – 23 women and 17 men – have died this year from complications linked to respiratory viruses.…

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Costa Rican health officials confirm eight deaths from AH1N1 virus

L. Arias - July 18, 2013

Costa Rica’s Health Ministry on Wednesday confirmed the eighth death this year from the AH1N1 influenza virus. The latest cases were patients at Hospital México in the capital who…

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Annual vaccination against influenza begins early

L. Arias - December 5, 2012

Costa Rica’s Social Security System, or Caja, on Monday will launch its annual vaccination program against influenza, two months earlier than expected. The decision to move forward…

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