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EU fines Teva over delaying cheap sleep disorder drug

European Union regulators fined Israeli drug-maker Teva on Thursday for colluding to delay a cheaper generic version of modafinil, a blockbuster sleep disorder drug.

Diabetes

For people with diabetes, Medicaid expansion helps, but can't do it all: study

Medicaid expansion through the Affordable Care Act has insured millions of low-income people in the United States, improving outcomes for patients with many different diseases. But expansion alone has not been enough to improve ...

Oncology & Cancer

Medicaid expansion may result in earlier diagnosis of colon cancer

The Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion for low-income people appears to lead to earlier diagnosis of colon cancer, enhanced access to care, and improved surgical care for patients with this common cancer, researchers ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New research reveals Australia's multi-billion dollar superbug crisis

Analysis by national consortium, OUTBREAK, highlights how urinary tract infections (UTIs) are becoming more persistent and harder to treat, resulting in more people being admitted to hospital where they require longer stays ...

Medical economics

COVID vaccine: Too much hype, too soon?

The news arrived Monday that the world has been awaiting since spring: a vaccine has been developed that shows a high degree of efficacy in late-stage trials: 90%. That puts it in the company of effective vaccines such as ...

Health

Underinsurance is growing, but HSAs aren't keeping up: study

High deductible health plans (HDHPs) have become much more common among all racial/ethnic and income groups, but the health savings accounts (HSAs) that make these plans potentially workable are far less common among Black, ...