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New budget test puts UK on front line in global drug price fight Mar 27 2017

LONDON Can society afford modern medicines? It's a question facing governments worldwide and nowhere more so than in Britain, where a new budget test due to take effect on April 1 threatens to throw up another hurdle to patients getting the drugs.

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WHO demands access to Syria's east Ghouta to bring medical aid

GENEVA The health situation is deteriorating in Syria's eastern Ghouta region near Damascus, where 300,000 people are besieged and none of the three hospitals is functioning, the World Health Organization said on Monday in a call for access to deliver aid.

Mar 27 2017

FDA approves Tesaro's ovarian cancer drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved Tesaro Inc's drug, niraparib, for the treatment of recurrent ovarian cancer.

Mar 27 2017

Sweden to offer compensation for transgender sterilizations

STOCKHOLM Sweden's center-left government proposed legislation on Monday that would grant compensation to transgender men and women who had to undergo mandatory sterilization in order to have their sex legally reassigned.

World, United Nations Mar 27 2017

Would legalizing medical marijuana help curb the opioid epidemic?

(Reuters Health) - In states that legalized medical marijuana, U.S. hospitals failed to see a predicted influx of pot smokers, but in an unexpected twist, they treated far fewer opioid users, a new study shows.

Mar 27 2017

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