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Drug funding key issue at conference

John Kerr posted in on August 2nd, 2013.

Academics, advocates, patients  and politicians wrestled over the legal, ethical and scientific issues surrounding the funding of treatments for suffers of rare disorders at one-day seminar in Wellington this week, The seminar, titled Abandoned? Rare disease, specialised medicines and the politics of access, was held by the New Zealand Organisation for Rare Disorders. The event […]

Statin risks highlighted in US labelling change

John Kerr posted in on March 2nd, 2012.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has added diabetes and memory loss to the list of side effects for cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins. This week the governing body for pharmaceuticals in the US, the FDA, announced it was adding several side effects to the information required to be made available with statins, a […]

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