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JAMA Forum: A New Focus on Prescription Drug Spending

A chorus of concern over the cost of prescription drugs for both patients and the health system has been growing louder. Spending on prescription drugs surged 13% last year to a record $374 billion, according to a… 1,191 more words

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Upcoming Conferences: Emerging Health Policy Research Conference 2015

The Menzies Centre for Health Policy is hosting its 10th annual Emerging Health Policy Research Conference on Tuesday, 21 July 2015, at the University of Sydney. 82 more words

Treatment of Schistosomiasis in Africa

Treatment of Schistosomiasis in Africa

Abstract

Schistosomiasis is part of a group of diseases that generally afflict the poorer regions of the world. These diseases are collectively called neglected tropical diseases because historically, little funding has been put into researching cures or treating the afflicted population; instead, efforts have been focused on more fatal diseases, such as AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria (WHO, 2013).

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