Blaming the cost to implement health care reform, the state's largest health insurer has proposed eye-popping rate increases to state regulators for individuals and small businesses.
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced a public-private partnership to help identify counterfeit or substandard anti-malarial medicines, including falsified products, with the deployment of the FDA-developed Counterfeit Detection Device, called CD-3.
25 April 2013 – On World Malaria Day, WHO recognizes significant accomplishments in preventing and controlling malaria, but highlights the threat of antimalarial drug resistance in south-east Asia’s Greater Mekong subregion. WHO is launching a new Emergency Response to Artemisinin Resistance in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The emergency response framework will guide a major scale-up of WHO-recommended strategies to combat this public health threat.
Scientists funded by the National Institutes of Health have discovered a potential strategy for developing treatments to stem the disease process in Alzheimer’s disease. It’s based on unclogging removal of toxic debris that accumulates in patients’ brains, by blocking activity of a little-known regulator protein called CD33.
Last week, ProPublica reported that the Food and Drug Administration allowed dozens of medications to stay on the market, even though the research designed to prove their safety and effectiveness was undermined by "egregious" violations at a major pharmaceutical research laboratory in Houston. New information shows that even after the FDA had cited the lab for falsifying data and other misconduct, the agency issued a brand new approval to a drug tested there.
23 April 2013 – WHO’s innovative new "Guide to Tailoring Immunization Programmes", successfully pilot tested in Bulgaria, helps countries reach children in vulnerable communities. World Immunization Week, that began 20 April, promotes one of the world’s most powerful tools for health – the use of vaccines to protect, or "immunize", people of all ages against disease.
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