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Los Angeles Times

Noam N. Levey

19 June 2019

Germany

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The United States is currently facing a rise in the cost of specialty drugs, but the nation may be able to learn from Germany's successful approach to a drug pricing initiative. Based on keeping government involvement...

The Guardian

Susana Ferreira

5 December 2017

Olhão, Portugal

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After the fall of an oppressive and isolating regime, Portugal found itself utterly unprepared to deal with the rapid distribution of narcotics in the 1980s, creating a crisis that left 1 in every 10 people struggling...

The New York Times

Sophie Cousins

25 July 2017

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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A man named Greg Jefferys runs a sort of online buyers club for the life-saving oral treatment for Hepatitis C. There are myriad reasons why patients are unable to obtain the drugs on their own, a few being high costs...

Quartz

Andrew North

6 April 2017

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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Mongolia, under the influence of Dr. Odontuya Davaasuren, has become very advanced in its palliative care. Patients are given full information about their diagnosis, are provided with the proper pain medications, fami...

FiveThirtyEight

Anna Maria Barry-Jester

18 October 2016

Key Haven, Florida, United States

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The mosquito that spreads zika and dengue Aedes Aegypti is difficult to control. Oxitec a British company has designed a genetically modified mosquito to stop reproduction. For this method to be approved by the FDA it...

Vox

Sarah Kliff

28 May 2015

La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States

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Encouraging conversations with doctors about end-of-life care helps to normalize the process for patients, and ultimately helps to reduce medical costs. The Respecting Choices program developed in La Crosse, Wisconsin...

The New York Times

Jason Silverstein

6 November 2013

Togo

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In communities across Africa, health workers are going house to house with medicine to combat lymphatic filariasis, which is the world’s second-largest cause of chronic disability. They are participating in a strategy...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

21 July 2011

San Mateo, California, United States

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Once-a-day generic AIDS drugs for poor countries are hard to make because each ingredient is patented by a different pharmaceutical company. The Patent Pool provides a way for companies to donate their intellectual pr...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

3 December 2010

Tehran, Iran

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Two columns on how Iran is treating its massive epidemic of injecting drug use by tackling it as a health problem, effectively lowering H.I.V. rates among drug users using an approach to drugs known as harm reduction.

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

11 April 2004

Ndumu, South Africa

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DDT was banned in the United States in 1972 because of the harm it can cause to the natural environment when it is sprayed in mass quantities over large areas. However, spraying DDT on the walls inside of homes is the...

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