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 ...

Health

Young at wrong end of deprivation gap, finds study

The under thirties have endured most the marked increase in relative deprivation of any age group in England, according to a 11-year study of data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Decline in financing could undermine malaria efforts

Global malaria elimination funding is declining at a time when it remains crucial to eliminating the disease worldwide, according to a study published in the open access Malaria Journal.

HIV & AIDS

India gets its first free condom store

A global charity Wednesday launched a free condom store in India to try to reduce new cases of HIV/AIDS in a country with the world's third highest number.

Medications

Egypt's military to form pharmaceutical company

The Egyptian government has given the military the go-ahead to establish a pharmaceuticals company in a market hit by shortages and a dollar crunch that has driven up prices.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

UK, drugmakers establish $100M Alzheimer's venture fund

Major drugmakers, the British government and a top Alzheimer's research charity are pooling more than $100 million to create a global fund to accelerate efforts to find a treatment or even a cure for the mind-robbing disease ...

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