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CRISPR Shows Early Benefit for Patients with Sickle Cell Disease and Beta Thalassemia

CRISPR Therapeutics and Vertex Pharmaceuticals have reported that the first two patients to receive the experimental treatment for sickle cell disease (SCD) and beta...

State Governments May Soon Be Able to Import Drugs

President Donald Trump said he would give U.S. states the right to purchase prescription drugs from abroad to help boost consumer access to cheaper...

FDA Approves Zanubrutinib for Relapsed/Refractory Mantle Cell Lymphoma

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted accelerated approval to zanubrutinib, an inhibitor of Bruton tyrosine kinase (BTK), to treat adults with...

Senators Call for Federal Inquiry into Google/Ascension Project

Google’s project with Ascension, a Catholic nonprofit and the second-largest health system in the U.S., to collect health information from about 50 million patients...

FDA Revokes Orphan Drug Status for Opioid Addiction Treatment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has acknowledged its mistake in granting orphan drug status to Sublocade (injectable extended-release buprenorphine) two years ago...

Trump Rule Requires Hospitals and Insurers to Disclose Discounted Rates

The White House has issued rules requiring hospitals and insurers to provide more transparency to consumers upfront about the cost of their care. The...
Sickle cell anemia

FDA Approves Crizanlizumab-tmca for Sickle Cell Disease

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved crizanlizumab-tmca, a monoclonal antibody against the P-selectin glycoprotein that is expressed on activated endothelial cells...

Trump Administration Targets Anti-Discrimination Laws Tied to HHS Funding

The Trump administration wants to remove anti-discrimination laws preventing organizations that receive funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from...

CDC Pressed to Acknowledge Industry Funding

A petition from advocacy groups is calling for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to stop claiming it does not have relationships...

More Than Half of Seriously Ill Medicare Recipients Struggle to Pay Medical Bills

According to a study published in Health Affairs, 53% of seriously ill Medicare enrollees struggle to pay their medical bills, particularly for prescription drugs. In...
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December 2019, Volume 5, Issue 15

This issue examines the hidden costs of participating in clinical trials, explores the pediatric hematology/oncology workforce, and more.