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China adds 148 drugs to key insurance list: state media

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China on Tuesday added 148 drugs to its list of medicines covered by basic medical insurance schemes, part of a push to lower patients’ out-of-pocket costs in one of the world’s largest drug markets, state media reported. AstraZeneca’s Kombiglyze and Merck & Co’s Janumet diabetes treatments are among the drugs that will… Read More »

Researchers present first clinical proof that individual genotypes determine if Alzheimer’s disease drugs will work

UB researchers’ insights into a target that succeeded in animals but failed in humans reveal a new paradigm for screening Alzheimer’s drugs BUFFALO — University at Buffalo researchers have determined that a human gene present in 75% of the population is a key reason why a class of drugs for Alzheimer’s disease seemed promising in… Read More »

Protein key to cancer drug’s effectiveness

Patients undergoing treatment for some of the most serious cancers could be helped by a simple protein. Australian researchers are claiming a major breakthrough in boosting the effectiveness of chemotherapy drug 5-Fluorouracil. The drug has been a major weapon fighting cancers including colorectal, breast, head, neck and aero-digestive. But in several cases, patients developed a… Read More »