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A generic drug from Argentina offers cystic fibrosis families hope

UK campaigners protesting for access to the Orkambi in 2017Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA/Shutterstock By Clare Wilson “She’s our child, nothing else matters – I’d lose my house before I take her off the treatment,” says Nina White from Kent, mum of seven-year-old Beatrice. Beatrice has cystic fibrosis, a genetic condition causing progressive worsening of lung function, which… Read More »

We’re not far from using blood tests to detect early cancer: CEO of Silicon Valley oncology firm

Scientists aren’t far away from creating blood tests that can be used to detect the earliest stages of cancer, Guardant Health co-founder and CEO Helmy Eltoukhy said Monday. The Silicon Valley oncology company, backed by SoftBank, is working with U.K.-based AstraZeneca to develop blood tests to help identify cancer patients likely to respond well to treatment… Read More »

ONC, CMS proposed rules continue to come under fire from stakeholders

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services should scrap their proposed rules on interoperability and start over. That’s the contention of the Health Innovation Alliance (formerly Health IT Now), a coalition of patient groups, provider organizations, employers and payers. Earlier this year, ONC issued a… Read More »