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As cancer drug prices climb, value not keeping pace

As cancer drug prices climb, value not keeping pace

Published 12/04/2018

(Reuters Health) - The cost of new anti-cancer drugs increased more than five-fold from 2006 to 2015, but a new analysis suggests that cancer patients [more…]

Few Americans aware of cancer drug shortages

Few Americans aware of cancer drug shortages

Published 09/04/2018

(Reuters Health) - Most Americans aren’t aware of cancer drug shortages that might lead some patients to receive less effective or more toxic treatments, a [more…]

Cancer drug prompts ‘drastic’ HIV decrease in lung cancer patient

Cancer drug prompts ‘drastic’ HIV decrease in lung cancer patient

Published 01/12/2017

LONDON, (Reuters) - Doctors in France have found the first evidence that a drug normally used to treat lung, kidney or skin cancer may be [more…]

Novartis hopeful for novel heart drug, despite `modest` benefit

Novartis hopeful for novel heart drug, despite `modest` benefit

Published 27/08/2017

Novartis will seek regulatory approval this year for a new kind of anti-inflammatory heart drug, though some experts fear fatal infection risks and a high price may overshadow the medicine's limited benefits. [more…]

Vernalis hit by fresh U.S. setback for cough and cold drug

Vernalis hit by fresh U.S. setback for cough and cold drug

Published 07/08/2017

Shares in Vernalis fell more than 15 percent on Monday as the British biotech company backed by fund manager Neil Woodford and his previous employer Invesco announced a fresh setback for a key new drug in the United States. [more…]

Cancer patients should check drug list with pharmacist

Cancer patients should check drug list with pharmacist

Published 30/06/2017

By Carolyn Crist(Reuters Health) - Cancer patients receiving chemotherapy should have all their medications and herbal supplements reviewed by a phar

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Israel`s Gamida Cell raises $40 million for bone marrow trial

Israel`s Gamida Cell raises $40 million for bone marrow trial

Published 19/06/2017

Israel's Gamida Cell, which is developing cellular therapies to treat cancer and rare genetic diseases, said on Monday it raised $40 million to finance the advanced trial of its product NiCord to facilitate bone marrow transplants.

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Many U.S. cancer patients struggle to afford life-saving medications

Many U.S. cancer patients struggle to afford life-saving medications

Published 22/02/2017

By Madeline Kennedy(Reuters Health) - As cancer drug costs rise, U.S. cancer patients are more likely than other medical patients to struggle with pa

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Express Scripts says prescription drug spending slowed in 2016

Express Scripts says prescription drug spending slowed in 2016

Published 06/02/2017

Express Scripts Holding Co, the largest pharmacy benefit manager in the United States, said prescription drug spending for its members slowed to less than 4 percent in 2016, at a time when scrutiny of drug price hikes has intensified.

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Serial testers and cursory checks: India`s flawed generic drug trials business

Serial testers and cursory checks: India`s flawed generic drug trials business

Published 27/12/2016

A woman talks on a mobile phone as she walks past the closed research facility of Semler Research Centre in Bengaluru, India, October 13, 2016. REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa

Vasudeva Prakash left his job as a mechanic in Hyderabad three years ago for what he calls a more lucrative career: taking part in clinical trials on generic drugs.

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