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MSF demands Johnson & Johnson reduce price of lifesaving TB drug

October 2019 MSF; Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has launched a global campaign calling on pharmaceutical corporation Johnson & Johnson (J&J) to lower the price of its anti-tuberculosis medicine bedaquiline to no more than US$1 per day for people everywhere who need it, in order to allow scale-up of drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) treatment …

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French protests against IVF treatments for single women, lesbians

October 2019 DW; Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Paris on Sunday in protest to a government bill which allows single women and lesbians to become pregnant with fertility treatments. If passed, the women would receive access to in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and related fertility procedures. The demonstration began outside …

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USA:US to set up plan allowing prescription meds from Canada

July 2019 YahooNews; The Trump administration said Wednesday it will create a pathway allowing Americans to legally and safely import lower-cost prescription drugs from Canada for the first time, reversing years of opposition from federal health authorities amid a public outcry over high prices for life-sustaining medications. The move is …

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Drug for loss of sexual desire in women approved

June 2019 thestandard;The US drug regulator on Friday approved Palatin Technologies and Amag Pharmaceuticals’ drug to restore sexual desire in premenopausal women, the latest attempt to come up with a therapy that some have dubbed as “female Viagra”.The therapy, Vyleesi, will compete in a market which has seen previous attempts …

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