Two experimental trials bode well for gaining control of the hemorrhagic viral disease

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The Liberian government recommended on Saturday that survivors of Ebola practice safe sex indefinitely, until more information can be collected on the length of time the virus might remain present in body fluids including semen

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The Cost of a Cure

March 30, 2015

Medicare spent $4.5 billion last year on new, pricey medications that cure the liver disease hepatitis C. Medicare’s spending on drugs to treat hepatitis C soared more than 15 fold from 2013 to 2014 as new breakthroughs came to the market, according to previously undisclosed federal data. The drugs cure the disease, but taxpayers are footing the bill

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A Starbucks For Medicine

March 30, 2015

Company thinks it has answer for lower health costs: customer service

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Liberia–U.S. partnership planning Phase 3 trial and study of Ebola survivors

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Maureen Carrigg, who lives in Wayne, Neb., was diagnosed with multiple myeloma six years ago. Even though she says she was meticulous about staying within her insurer’s network for care, she still ended up owing $80,000 in out-of-pocket costs

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I. Glenn Cohen: The relationship between medicine and capital punishment has been a persistent feature of this past year in health law, both at the level of medical ethics and Supreme Court review

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Infections of the Mind

March 25, 2015

why anti-vaxxers just ‘know’ they’re right. Thom Scott-Phillips: Anti-vaccination beliefs can cause real, substantive harm, as shown by the recent outbreak of measles in the US. These developments are as shocking and distressing as their consequences are predictable. But if the consequences are so predictable, why do the beliefs persist?

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