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Stakeholders deliberate accessibility, debate whether pricing hinders access to health care in India


To address the burgeoning concern about the need to ensure health care access in India, ASSOCHAM organized…


Health organizations in USA will act despite political and economic uncertainty, PwC survey finds


In its annual report on the top health industry issues for the year ahead, PwC's Health Research Institute…

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Kenya gets $345 million from Global Fund for HIV/AIDS fight


Over the next few weeks, Kenya will be signing a $345 million grant agreement with the Global Fund to…

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Irish drugmakers argue against ESRI Budget Perspectives (2012) proposals


Budget Perspectives 2012, a paper published last week by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI),…


Over 230K US pharma jobs will be lost under proposed mandatory Part D drug rebates, says think tank


US President Barack Obama and some members of Congress have proposed requiring that prescription drug…

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US Senators Kohl and Grassley urge “Super Committee” to encourage generic competition


As the USA’s Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction - dubbed the “Super Committee”…

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Bipartisan US lawmakers call on Deficit Committee to reject $3 billion cut to cancer care


A US Congressional letter was sent to members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction from…

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Cancer treatment costing New Zealand more than NZ$500 million a year


A new report from New Zealand’s Ministry of Health says that the price of registered cancers for…


ViiV Healthcare announces 16 new grantees for 2011/2012 to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission


ViiV Healthcare, the HIV/AIDS joint venture of UK drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline (LSE: GSK) and US behemoth…

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UNAIDS calls for urgent analysis and more research on hormonal contraceptives and HIV infection risk


The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) is following with concern data from recent studies…


Brain disorder bill hits 800 billion euros as Europe faces “ticking bomb,” warns EBC study


The annual cost of brain disorders in Europe has soared to 798 billion euros ($1,070 billion) in what…


EU invests 30 million euros to understand the epigenome


The European Union has invested 30 million euros ($40.3 million) to understand the epigenome - a link…


Big pharma must rethink its role in world of health care, or else, warns IBM


The pharmaceutical industry is in big trouble, and it needs to transform its business model. Instead…

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Portuguese hospitals block access to new medicines as retail drug sector expected to meet savings goal


Access to expensive medicines is becoming increasingly difficult in Portuguese public hospitals, while…

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GAVI Alliance delivers on its promise to tackle diarrhea and pneumonia


The GAVI Alliance announced this week that it will provide funding for 16 more developing countries to…


Canada’s national health spending crunch the result of public insurance programs, not drug costs


Claims that prescription drug costs are at the root of Canada’s health spending crisis are unfounded…

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German drug pricing reforms lower health system’s costs, says AVR report


The multi-year uptrend in drug expenditure by Germany’s health insurers could be ending, according…


European action needed to protect patients from unlicensed/off-label medicines, say patient groups


Four European patient organizations have published a consensus statement raising concerns about the unlicensed…

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Call for EU-level action for better adherence to therapies from medical and pharma trade groups


In a lunch debate held at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, the Standing Committee of European…


Diabetes prevalence in urban India soars, with 30% rise in diagnosed population in four years, says GfK HealthCare


The prevalence of diabetes in urban India is accelerating at a rapid rate and now stands at 5.5% (just…

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Experts stress the need to improve access to health care in India


Providing adequate access to medicines and health care is one of the most challenging issues being faced…


Citizen Petition calls on US FDA to review regulation of homeopathic drugs


The Center for Inquiry (CFI) and its affiliate, the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI), both non-profit…

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EU launches development and cooperation projects with South Africa, including AIDS and TB


European Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs is visiting South Africa from September 13 to 16 to…

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