French Authorities approve national reimbursement of Orkambi (lumacaftor/ivacaftor) for eligible people ages two and older with cystic fibrosis

20 November 2019 - Vertex Pharmaceuticals today announced that the French Authorities (Comité économique des produits de santé, or CEPS) ...

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Auckland widow's wish to give away leftover cancer medication illegal under Medicines Act

20 November 2019 - An Auckland widow who spoke out about New Zealand's drug wastage after her husband's death will ...

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Private health premiums tipped to soar as more young people drop cover

19 November 2019 - Health Minister Greg Hunt's effort to slow the increase in the cost of health insurance has ...

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Game changing cancer medicines now within reach for 2,200 Australians

20 November 2019 - Australians living with non-small cell lung cancer and early stage acute lymphoblastic leukaemia will be able to ...

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Lung cancer and leukaemia treatments to be added to PBS

19 November 2019 - “Game changing” drugs for types of lung cancer and leukaemia will be added to the Pharmaceutical Benefits ...

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Epilepsy sufferer says victims of PHARMAC drug switch should be compensated

19 November 2019 - An epilepsy sufferer who urged others to boycott the Government's change in anti-epileptic drug medication is ...

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Ontario and Quebec provide reimbursement for HIV therapies Pifeltro (doravirine) and Delstrigo (doravirine/lamivudine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate)

18 November 2019 - For more than 30 years, Merck has been committed to scientific research and discovery in HIV that ...

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The NHS is facing shortages of lifesaving treatments, says internal document

18 November 2019 - Identifies 17 new shortages including drugs for cancer treatment. ...

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Biosimilars make progress in the Canadian market, but stakeholders see more work ahead

18 November 2019 - While much attention over the past few weeks has been on the US biosimilars market, with its ...

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Nancy Brunning's death: calls for PHARMAC reform

18 November 2019 - There are calls for PHARMAC to be reformed after the death of actress Nancy Brunning. ...

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NICE, in confidence: an assessment of redaction to obscure confidential information in single technology appraisals by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

17 November 2019 - Health technology assessment aims to provide a transparent framework within which normative judgements can be applied for ...

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Biostatistics: a fundamental discipline at the core of modern health data science

28 October 2019 - The value of our health and medical research investment is at risk unless we foster the discipline ...

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Picturing ELSI+: a visual representation of ethical, legal, and social issues, and patient experiences in health technology assessment in Canada

15 November 2019 - Consideration of ethical, legal, and social issues plus patient values (ELSI+) in health technology assessment is challenging ...

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'This drug saved my life;' cystic fibrosis patient accuses drug company, Canada of stalling on approval

17 November 2019 - A West Island woman living with cystic fibrosis says the prohibitive price of a drug is ...

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Labour will exclude the NHS and medicines from trade deals with the US

17 November 2019 - Donald Trump wants the big US pharmaceutical companies to get its hands on our public services – ...

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