A HANDFUL OF years ago, a small pharmaceutical company quietly acquired the rights to an old but commonly used antibiotic. Few noticed until last week, when the new owner did something that’s recently become common in the world of pharmaceuticals: It abruptly raised the price. A lot

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In the United States, pharmaceutical companies have built a system which supports high costs for HIV drugs. But that may be starting to change

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The Trump administration has announced further cuts in aid to the Palestinians — this time, cutting money to cover cancer treatments and other critical care for Palestinians at Jerusalem hospitals

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Frustrated with the slow transition towards open access (OA) in scientific publishing, 11 national funding organizations in Europe turned up the pressure today. As of 2020, the group, which jointly spends around €7.6 billion on research annually, will require every paper it funds to be freely available from the moment of publication

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Want to Live Longer?

August 31, 2018

Consider the ethics. Life extension – using science to slow or halt human aging so that people live far longer than they do naturally – may one day be possible

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Sherri and Thomas Croom have been foster parents to 27 children — from newborns to teenagers — during the past decade

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Improved treatment has nearly tripled viral suppression rates among HIV patients in the United States over the past two decades, researchers report. But viral suppression rates remain lower among young people and black Americans, the researchers add

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“Getting a Medicaid card has enabled a lot of people to get into doctors’ offices and get treatment for their addiction,” said lead researcher Brendan Saloner. He’s an assistant professor of health policy and management at Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and School of Public Health in Baltimore

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