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Medicare for All would provide far more benefits than universal healthcare in other countries

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders frequently points to success stories in other developed countries when pushing for his Medicare for All healthcare plan. “I want to end the international embarrassment of the United States of America being the only major country on Earth that doesn’t guarantee healthcare to all people as a right, not a… Read More »

Poor physical growth a common problem among HIV-positive adolescents in low- and middle-income countries

There is a high prevalence of stunted physical growth among HIV-positive adolescents living in low- and middle-income countries, investigators report in the Journal of the International AIDS Society. Approximately 50% had stunted growth at the time antiretroviral therapy was started. After the age of 12 years, adolescent boys were especially likely to have poorer than… Read More »

Perspectives: New TB Treatment Creates Hope For Millions Living In Poorer Countries, But More Work Needs To Be Done On Novel Antibiotics

Editorial pages express views about the breakthrough in treatment for hard-to-cure Tuberculosis cases. The Wall Street Journal: A New Dose Of Hope In The Battle With Tuberculosis Tuberculosis is the world’s deadliest infectious disease: Between 2007 and 2017, an estimated 94.5 million people caught tuberculosis, and more than 14 million died from it. Rising numbers… Read More »

HHS and FDA propose plan for importation of prescription drugs from other countries

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Acting Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Ned Sharpless today laid out a plan for the importation of prescription drugs intended for sale in other countries. Other countries pay lower prices for the same drugs, Azar said. Two pathways under the Safe importation Action Plan would get the… Read More »