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UK plans £3m no-deal medicine transport

The Department of Health and Social Care plans to spend £3m on no-deal Brexit measures to transport medication. It wants to hire an “express freight service” to transport medicines, blood and transplant tissue. But experts have warned that the deadline of 1 September set for the deal is a “tight” timeframe. The government’s current plan… Read More »

World’s Costliest Medicine Is Gene Treatment Priced at $2 Million – Voice of America

U.S. officials have approved the costliest medicine in history – a $ 2.1-million gene therapy that treats a rare childhood disease. Gene therapy is a medical treatment in which healthy genetic material is introduced into cells to replace abnormal genes. The new gene therapy targets a disease called spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), which severely weakens… Read More »