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India rejects Novartis cancer drug patent

Apr 1, 2013
The Supreme Court in India has rejected an attempt by the Swiss drug maker Novartis to patent an update to a cancer treatment.
Posted In: India, health care, pharmaceuticals, cancer

Helping drug addicts kick the habit six months at a time

Mar 25, 2013
A new drug, in the final stages of approval by the FDA, could make it easier to give addicts medication without using pills and risking abuse.
Posted In: health care, pharmaceuticals, drugs, addiction

Understanding the high cost of saying goodbye

Mar 22, 2013
Ten percent of all health care dollars are spent in the last year of life. Those final days are when the toughest, most costly decisions are made, and emotion can easily overrun decision making. Here's one man's story about the choices he made.
Posted In: death, health care

A tax on medical devices that almost nobody likes

Mar 22, 2013
You don't often hear about a 79-to-20 vote in the U.S. Senate, but that's exactly what happened last night. The chamber voted overwhelmingly to repeal a tax on medical devices.
Posted In: Affordable Care Act, health care, health care reform law

From 'god-like' to team huddle: Training doctors for a new health care future

Mar 15, 2013
At medical schools across the country, more than 30,000 aspiring doctors are meeting their matches and finding out where they will spend the next several years as residents.
Posted In: doctors, Match Day, health care

Is the new health insurance application form too long?

Mar 13, 2013
The AP got its hands on an application for benefits under the health care reform law. It's 15 pages long, and could take anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes to fill out.
Posted In: health care

The costs of living with HIV: One man's story

Mar 8, 2013
How does living with a disease like HIV affect one's financial choices?
Posted In: HIV, health care, AIDS

Florida Medicaid switcheroo: Rick Scott backs down

Feb 21, 2013
One of the Affordable Care Act's fiercest critics, Florida's Republican Governor Rick Scott has reversed courses and is dropping his opposition to expanding Medicaid.
Posted In: health care, Affordable Care Act, medicaid

Since last State of Union, jobs came from health, education

Feb 12, 2013
Perhaps every successful politician promises employment. But looking back at the president's first term, where have the jobs actually come from?
Posted In: Jobs, State of the Union, health care, Education

The medical Internet of things and the future of health care

Feb 8, 2013
How will health care be transformed by smart devices, continuous patient monitoring, and tele-medicine?
Posted In: health care, Internet, Tech, biotech

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