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Verastem: Too Cheap

Previous clinical failures mean ... Cancer Network (NCCN) published an updated guideline regarding the treatment of CLL. The NCCN guideline articulates the recommended first and second line treatment ... read more

Drug shortage crisis puts public health at risk

In a 2011 survey, the American Hospital Association reported that 82% of hospitals had to delay therapy due to a drug shortage ... the disease. Cancer drugs are commonly affected by shortages, often r... read more

Many US cancer patients struggle to afford life-saving medications

As cancer drug costs rise, U.S. cancer patients are more likely than other medical patients to struggle with paying for prescription medications, according to a recent study. The financial burdens are ... read more

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TB drug shortages put U.S. patients in peril, study finds

Supply of many medications needed to fight drug-resistant disease is often intermittent at best. (HealthDay)—Shortages of key tuberculosis drugs are posing a real hazard to patients ... costs, and ine... read more

Drugmaker under fire for taxpayer-funded cancer drug that costs $129,269 a year

Drugmaker Astellas, which has a Northbrook location, is under fire for its prostate cancer drug Xtandi ... "There also needs to be a greater focus on the critical challenge facing patients: increasing... read more

Innovative Value-based SafeGuardRx® Program Delivers Better Care at Lower Cost for Express Scripts' Patients and Plan Sponsors

LOUIS, May 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Express Scripts (ESRX) released new data today showing significantly improved clinical outcomes and lower drug spending for patients with complex, high-cost ... car... read more

18 Million Cancer Survivors Expected by 2022

An aging population coupled with improved treatment methods mean more people will survive cancer. But at what cost? The American ... of their disease. Cancer drug shortages are also becoming more comm... read more

Why Are African-Americans at Greater Risk for Colorectal Cancer?

African-Americans who have a family history of CRC [a significant risk factor] are less likely to get screened." The types of colorectal cancer tumors that African-Americans develop are also different ... read more

Combining heartburn drugs and aspirin could prevent oesophageal cancer in people at high risk

If there was a way to stop cancer from developing, then the stress, costs and ... in people at higher risk of the disease. And when these drugs – a stomach acid blocker and aspirin – were used togethe... read more

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