Medical economics

How to pay for national pharmacare

A new analysis in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) http://www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.180897 outlines the potential government cost of a national Canadian pharmacare program and sets out approaches to shifting ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

S. Korea approves sales of new stem cell drug

South Korea's government drug agency cleared the way Thursday for commercial sales of what it called the world's first approved medicine using stem cells collected from other people.

HIV & AIDS

Ukraine urged to step up AIDS fight

(AP) -- The head of a global health fund on Monday urged Ukraine to step up its efforts to fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic, Europe's largest.

HIV & AIDS

Global Fund lifts China grant freeze

(AP) -- A high-profile global health fund that has come under pressure to clean up corruption has ended its dispute with China and will resume hundreds of millions of dollars in funding for programs to fight AIDS and other ...

Medical research

Research finds high cost and randomness in grant funding decisions

(PhysOrg.com) -- Which scientific health and medical research projects receive government funding in any given year relies to some extent on 'chance' according to recent research by a Queensland University of Technology (QUT) ...

Health

Healthcare study says 'black provinces still worse off'

In post-apartheid South Africa health inequalities still persist with the richest provinces, where the largest concentrations of white people live, receiving more government funded healthcare than the poorest provinces, according ...

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