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HHS and FDA propose plan for importation of prescription drugs from other countries

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Acting Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Ned Sharpless today laid out a plan for the importation of prescription drugs intended for sale in other countries. Other countries pay lower prices for the same drugs, Azar said. Two pathways under the Safe importation Action Plan would get the… Read More »

Pluristem gets positive results from radiation treatment trials

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Israel’s Pluristem Therapeutics Inc reported on Wednesday positive results from a series of studies in animals of its placenta-based stem cell therapy to treat acute radiation syndrome (ARS). FILE PHOTO: Biologists work in a laboratory at Pluristem Theraputics in Haifa, Israel March 6, 2016.REUTERS/Baz Ratner/File Photo The studies were conducted by the… Read More »

Fifth child dies from flu in Victoria

A fifth child is dead as Victoria’s flu death toll climbs to 76 people so far this year. Sixty-one people in residential aged care, 10 adults in the general community and five children have died from the flu in 2019, the latest health department figures show. More than 40,000 people have been diagnosed with the… Read More »