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Hospital group fights drug shortages by making needed meds

U.S. hospitals fed up with shortages of critical medicines—mostly generic drugs that aren’t profitable—have banded together. Seven hospital systems and three philanthropies formed nonprofit CivicaRx in 2018 to produce what they need. The group now includes 1,200 hospitals nationwide—about 1 in 4—and already is shipping medicines. Shortages of antibiotics, pain, cancer and other injected medications […]

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Drug that halves risk of breast cancers carries on working

Oestrogen-blocking drug that halves the risk of breast cancer in post-menopausal women ‘works for SEVEN YEARS after they stop taking it’ Anastrozole, prescribed under the brand name Arimidex, blocks oestrogen It halves the risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women, studies show  Now, a study shows these effects last for a further seven years, totalling […]

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Without metrics, how do you rate drug treatment facilities?

Almost 10 percent of the nation’s entire population live with substance use disorder, but many struggle to find the right help—a task which is made more difficult because there is no standardized rating system to ensure the quality of care within specialized drug treatment facilities. Even the efforts that do exist to evaluate these entities […]