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U.S. troops heading into Africa soon for Ebola fight
By Associated Press | September 20, 2014
Thousands of promised American forces will be moving into Africa over the next 30 days to set up facilities and form training teams to help the Africans treat Ebola victims, the Army's top officer said Friday.
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Healthcare leaders tackle global warming at summit
By Bob Herman | September 20, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The healthcare industry is adding its voice to the call for governments and businesses to mobilize and halt the warming of the Earth's climate.
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Breast implant shortage has Venezuelan women complaining
By Modern Healthcare | September 20, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Venezuela's chronic shortages have begun to encroach on a cultural cornerstone: the boob job.
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China fines GlaxoSmithKline $492M for bribery
By Associated Press | September 19, 2014
Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline was fined $492 million on Friday for bribing doctors in China, the biggest such penalty ever imposed by a Chinese court.
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White House CIO switching posts to join Ebola battle
By Sabriya Rice | September 19, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
White House Chief Information Officer Steve VanRoekel is joining the U.S. Agency for International Development to work as chief innovation officer for the agency's Ebola response team.
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Slow Ebola response blamed on false assumptions about its course
By Steven Ross Johnson | September 17, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Health experts and humanitarian organizations waging war against the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa hope plans announced Tuesday by the Obama Administration to send additional aid to affected regions will encourage more philanthropic support and health worker recruitment. Both money and volunteers have come in at a slower pace in this crisis than in past disasters.
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Obama announces increased U.S. efforts against Ebola
By Steven Ross Johnson | September 15, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
President Barack Obama has outlined a heightened U.S. effort to fight the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa.
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Maker of hepatitis C drug strikes deal on generics for poor countries
By New York Times | September 15, 2014
Gilead Sciences, the maker of one of the costliest drugs in the world, announced on Monday that it had struck agreements with seven Indian generic-drug makers to sell lower-cost versions of the medicine—a $1,000-a-pill hepatitis C treatment—in poorer countries.
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Ebola response will be subject of Senate hearing Tuesday
By Steven Ross Johnson | September 12, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The international challenges presented by the African Ebola epidemic will be the subject of a Senate hearing Tuesday examining what role the U.S. should play.
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Ebola fight gets $50 million from Gates Foundation
By Steven Ross Johnson | September 10, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
On the heels of a request from the White House for $88 million in funding to fight the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation plans to commit $50 million toward efforts to contain the spread of the deadly virus.
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The best care money can buy? | The U.S. delights in its medical technology, and pays a premium for it, but studies show other countries beat us in outcomes, value
By Cinda Becker | August 09, 2004 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
No other country in the world can beat the U.S. in medical technology. No other country spends as much for it either.The mantra "Americans have the best medical care in the world" is frequently recited by U.S. policymakers and clinicians, according to a study published in the May/June issue of the journal Health Affairs that compares the quality of care in five English-speaking countries. But international data--limited though it is--places the U.S. in the bottom quartile of industrialized countries in terms of life expectancy and infant mortality, according to the report.The best...
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