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In his first joint address, Biden promotes giving Medicare the power to negotiate lower drug prices

(Photo by Alex WongGetty Images) President Joe Biden’s joint address to Congress tonight held promises for the future of healthcare. Biden wants to continue the lower premiums in the Affordable Care Act that are available under the American Rescue Plan, lower deductibles in the ACA and lower prescription drug costs by allowing Medicare to negotiate… Read More »

Could a New Drug Help Ease Alzheimer’s?

SATURDAY, March 13, 2021 — About 7 out of 10 Alzheimer’s patients wound up free of the brain plaques that are a hallmark of the disease after treatment with a potentially breakthrough experimental drug, clinical trial results show. The drug, donanemab, also significantly slowed the patients’ brain decline, according to findings published March 13 in… Read More »

John Ivison: The math of saving lives — Canada’s drug battle leaves patients caught in the middle

Article content continued We feel that everyone is blaming someone else and patients are caught in the middle Vertex has done spectacularly well from Trikafta this year, reporting sales of US$ 918 million in second quarter of this year, from zero last year. That helped the company’s net income to soar 213 per cent year… Read More »