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Thousands of women are missing out on a vital thyroid drug after 60-fold rise in price by makers

Thousands of women are missing out on a vital thyroid drug after 60-fold rise in price by makers using loophole to charge NHS £7million a month By ‘debranding’ liothyronine its makers exploited a loophole to inflate the price It increased from about £4.50 to £258 in 2016 and its use has fallen accordingly The price increase… Read More »

Modified malaria drug proven effective at inhibiting Ebola

Robert Davey, professor of microbiology at Boston University School of Medicine and researcher at Boston University’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL), in collaboration with researchers at Nagasaki University, Tokushima Bunri University, Kagoshima University, and Texas Biomedical Research Institute, have discovered that certain derivatives of amodiaquine, a medication typically used to treat malaria, could provide… Read More »

New Congress To Tackle Burning Health Care Issues, Including Drug Prices

[embedded content] Voters ranked health care as the top issue facing the country after the midterms, according to CBS News exit polling. KHN senior correspondent Sarah Jane Tribble joined “Red and Blue” anchor Elaine Quijano to discuss how Republicans and Democrats are responding to the American public’s call to action — with a focus on… Read More »