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Agreement for Pharmaceutical Development in Africa Inked

November 2016 AlgeriaTimes; An agreement for the pharmaceutical development between Algeria and several Maghreb and African countries was signed Saturday in Constantine (431 km east of Algiers), on the last day of the 1st International pharmacy, parapharmacy, health and well-being show (SAIDALYA). This cooperation agreement signed between the pharmaceutical operators …

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UK: Bengoa review: Ambitious health care shake-up unveiled

October 2016 BBCNews; An ambitious plan to make Northern Ireland’s health and social care system fit for the 21st Century has been unveiled. Health Minister Michelle O’Neill said the 10-year plan would improve a system at “breaking point”. Its 18 time-specific action points are based on recommendations from a government-appointed …

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USA: Why Health Care Premiums Are Rising Under ‘Obamacare’

October 2016 ABCNews; The Obama administration acknowledged on Monday that premiums for health care plans created under the president’s signature Affordable Care Act will rise substantially next year — another hiccup for the law, also known as “Obamacare.” Insurers are set to raise the premiums for plans sold through HealthCare.gov …

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USA: 7 Insurers Alleged To Have Discriminated Against HIV Patients

October 2016 npr; The Affordable Care Act prohibits insurers from discriminating against people with serious illnesses, but some marketplace plans sidestep that taboo by making the drugs that people with HIV need unavailable or unaffordable, complaints filed recently with the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights …

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