Cancer costs can be unbearable - a special Centrelink payment is needed, couple say

9 December 2019 - A Swansea couple has called for a special Centrelink payment for people and their carers living ...

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SMC - December 2019 decisions

9 December 2019 - The Scottish Medicines Consortium, which advises on newly licensed medicines for use by NHSScotland, has today ...

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Prescription drug prices down slightly last year

5 December 2019 - A government report says prices for prescription drugs edged down 1% last year, driven by declines for ...

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Medicare costs for seniors lowered in Senate drug price bill

7 December 2019 - Seniors would pay a smaller portion of their drugs’ cost and be shielded from huge one-time ...

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ICER issues final report and policy recommendations for add-on therapies to treat type 2 diabetes

9 December 2019 - Oral GLP-1 semaglutide achieves commonly cited thresholds for cost-effectiveness but is less cost-effective than SGLT-2 competitor empagliflozin. ...

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Galderma investigational therapy nemolizumab granted FDA breakthrough therapy designation for the treatment of patients suffering from prurigo nodularis

9 December 2019 - Galderma today announced that the U.S. FDA has granted breakthrough therapy Designation to the investigational therapy ...

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Sesen Bio initiates rolling submission of BLA for Vicinium to FDA

9 December 2019 - --Sesen Bio today announced that on 6 December 2019, the Company initiated the submission of its biologics ...

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FDA approving drugs at breakneck speed, raising alarm

7 December 2019 - Breakthrough products beating deadlines by weeks, even months. ...

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Court rules against FDA’s finding that a device was a drug

9 December 2019 - Whether the US FDA classifies a product as a drug or a device can have huge ...

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China to strengthen medicine price monitoring

9 December 2019 - China's National Healthcare Security Administration has issued a guideline to strengthen regular supervision on medicine prices. ...

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EMA publishes agenda for 9-12 December CHMP meeting

9 December 2019 - The EMA has published a draft agenda for this week's CHMP meeting. ...

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Complaints about private health insurance rule changes jump

9 December 2019 - Complaints about private health insurance rule changes doubled in the September quarter, coinciding with "upheaval" in ...

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Proposals for funding in the blood, alimentary and immunosuppressant therapy areas

9 December 2019 - PHARMAC is seeking feedback on proposals to widen funded access to medicines in the blood, alimentary ...

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Base drug prices on value rather than R&D

8 December 2019 - For decades, R&D spending on pharmaceuticals has gone up more or less in tandem with the ...

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Health funds call for urgent reform after government caps price hikes

9 December 2019 - Health funds strong-armed by the government into rising their membership fees by the lowest annual rate ...

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Medibank warns of health insurance crisis

9 December 2019 - One of the nation’s biggest health insurers has appealed for governments and healthcare providers to work ...

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