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Gilead's AIDS Drug Awaits Patent in India

...months. When asked whether the drug would become unaffordable if Gilead was granted a patent for Viread in India, Alton assuaged fears voiced by critics and NGOs. "The company plans to use this patent responsibly and has made its intention clear in the act of issuing non-exclusive voluntary licenses to Indian...

Long Island Seniors Rally for Rx Affordable Prescription Drugs and Cell Phone Protections

...n fixed incomes are finding themselves locked into unaffordable contracts because the amount billed is frequently higher than the advertised price."...

Retail Clinics Becoming Increasingly Popular in US

...here healthcare is said to be collapsing, becoming unaffordable for large sections of the people, any cheaper option is welcome. Of course they treat common ailments only — such as ear infections, allergies, or pink eye — and offer an alternative to packed doctors' offices and pricey emergency rooms. Nurse pr...

Bird Flu Vaccine - Indonesia Attracts WHO Attention

... move, and felt that vaccines produced thus may be unaffordable for many developing nations, including Indonesia. The crucial point, they stressed, is the need for adequate surveillance in every nation, to keenly track the developments of the bird flu virus. Following their resistance, Jakarta received attentio...

Chronic Kidney Diseases is the Lot of 500 Million Adults Worldwide

...se early. Kidney transplant and dialysis is simply unaffordable for majority of the people in developing nations. Uncomplicated urine tests and blood tests can give a hint of what is going wrong, doctors confirmed. It is important the public is made aware of the disease so that they could under go periodical ...

Drop Patent Petition, Activists Ask Novartis

...tis on Gleevec will certainly make cancer medicine unaffordable for the poor," said Amit Sengupta, joint convenor of the PEOPLE'S Health Movement. "While a generic drug for cancer costs Rs.8,000 for one month of treatment, Gleevec costs Rs.120,000. If Novartis gets the patent, then generic drugs will not be avai...

AIDS Sufferers Turn to British Doctor to Prolong their Survival

...between Rs.2,500 and Rs.9,000 per month, something unaffordable by Indian middle class standards. According to UNAIDS statistics of May 2006, India has 5.7 million people living with HIV/AIDS, ahead of South Africa where the figure stands at 5.5 million. Official Indian statistics however put the number at 5.2...

The Fight Against Hepatitis

...ny cases of chronic hepatitis treatment may become unaffordable by the underprivileged communities as treatment for liver failure or cancer means a liver transplant. However on a positive note, even though hepatitis is growingly becoming a grave problem the prevention of the condition to a large extend is still...

Infants Malarial Risk Lowered by Preventive Measures

...frequent administration of antimalarial drugs were unaffordable in the long run and might promote drug resistance. But intermittent preventive treatment, a more focused use of antimalarials at a few specific intervals, has proved promising in earlier studies. Clara Menendez, MD, and her colleagues in Mozambique...

SEEK To Avert Chronic Kidney Disease

... Rs 2000. 90% succumb to the disease because it is unaffordable to avail treatment. Dr Ajay Singh said that apart from controlling diabetes, it is equally important to start treatment of kidney ailments in its early stages. It is also imperative that blood pressure is controlled. He added “As part of the World K...

Reminiscences of Chief Justice’s Call for Quality Medical Educatio

... about escalating medical costs, which has made it unaffordable to the common man. He impressed upon the medical fraternity to always uphold the ethics of their profession and ensure the availability of medical treatment to the common man. He also added that if the doctors exercise some amount of restraint in adv...

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