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Drug shortages continue to affect common meds

by Sasa Woodruff Mar 6, 2019
Contaminated supply chains, natural disasters, and the bottom line are just some of the reasons why basic drugs are in constant shortage.
Contaminated supply chains, natural disasters, and the bottom line are just some of the reasons why basic drugs are in constant shortage. 
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Cancer death rates have fallen 27 percent

by Andy Uhler Jan 9, 2019
Oncology experts say advances in cancer drugs have played a major role.
Cathy Bradley says many cancer patients stay at work because they need the health insurance their employer provides.
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The EPA says TCE causes cancer, so why hasn't it been banned?

by Scott Tong Jul 26, 2018
With the chemical industry challenging the cancer link, the agency has held off on action.
A view of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) headquarters on March 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. 
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The link between fracking and health issues

by Marketplace Contributor Nov 15, 2017
Cause and effect can be difficult to prove, but here are a series of studies showing the potential connection between fracking and health risks.
A Cabot Oil & Gas natural gas drill stands at a hydraulic fracturing site in South Montrose, Pennsylvania. The process is controversial with critics who say it could poison water supplies, while the natural-gas industry says it's been used safely for decades.
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More Americans are working through cancer

by Ryan Kailath Jul 27, 2017
Sen. McCain is one out of millions of Americans who return to work after cancer treatment or diagnosis.
Cathy Bradley says many cancer patients stay at work because they need the health insurance their employer provides.
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This cancer patient is devoting his life to making drugs more affordable

by Dan Gorenstein May 17, 2017
David Mitchell's advocacy group aims to bring down prescription prices by harnessing the power of patient stories.
Advocate David Mitchell says drugs are so expensive that some people are losing their homes or using college savings. Above, chemotherapy drugs.
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U.S.-Cuba relations could be big for pharmaceuticals

by Andy Uhler Jan 10, 2017
A "refreeze" could jeopardize cooperation on cancer drugs.
Cubans buy medicine in a drugstore in Havana.
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Prostate cancer treatments in question

by Dan Gorenstein Sep 26, 2016
To treat or not to treat; that is the question.
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Deals aimed at reining in costs of cancer drugs show promise

by Dan Gorenstein Jun 6, 2016
Some manufacturers are willing to tie drug price to performance.
Dr. Julie Brahmer (R) and Katie Thornton review PET (Positron Emission Tomography) scans of a patient being treated at the Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland. 
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Life and death inside a Chinese 'cancer village'

by Rob Schmitz May 19, 2016
Villagers in central China blame a chemical factory for a high incidence of cancer.
Liuchong villager Zhang Runxiang, with her mother in 2013, died two days after this picture was taken. Villagers say their water has been poisoned by a chemical company.
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