Swiss Group Suggests Switzerland Use Compulsory Licences To Curb Cancer Drug Prices

Swiss Group Suggests Switzerland Use Compulsory Licences To Curb Cancer Drug Prices

During a side event held alongside this week’s World Health Assembly, public health advocates proposed that Switzerland use compulsory licensing as a way to decrease what they said are exorbitant drug prices. Public Eye, a well-known Swiss non-governmental organisation, convened the side event at the 71th World Health Assembly, taking place from 21-26 May. On […]

Hudson Valley Doctor, Wife Fined Over Questionable Cancer Drug

Hudson Valley Doctor, Wife Fined Over Questionable Cancer Drug

A Poughkeepsie doctor and his wife have been ordered to pay fines for delivering misbranded cancer-fighting drugs, according to the United States Department of Justice. Oncologist Vincent Koh, 73, and his wife and office manager Milly Koh, 64, drew fines of $7,500 and $3,000, for receiving and delivering misbranded drugs, after pleading guilty in November, the […]

Understanding Lung Cancer Cell Networks Helps Create Drug Treatments

Understanding Lung Cancer Cell Networks Helps Create Drug Treatments

Credit: Hyo-eun (Carrie) Bhang, Ph.D. and Martin Pomper, M.D., Ph.D. NCI A team of scientists led by University of Montana cell biologist Mark Grimes has identified networks inside lung cancer cells that will help understand this cancer and fight it with drug treatments. The paper, published as the cover article of the May 22 issue […]

Glens Falls oncologist, wife who used unapproved cancer drugs face fines

Glens Falls oncologist, wife who used unapproved cancer drugs face fines

ALBANY — A Glens Falls oncologist and his wife and office manager were sentenced Wednesday to pay thousands in fines for receiving misbranded and unapproved chemotherapy drugs from outside the country. Vincent Koh, 73, and his wife, Milly Koh, 64, received fines of $7,500 and $3,000, respectively, after pleading guilty last fall to receiving in interstate […]

Greek Police Arrest Doctor over Cancer Drug Thefts

Greek Police Arrest Doctor over Cancer Drug Thefts

Greek police (file photo) A doctor accused of being part of a ring of hospital employees allegedly stealing life-saving cancer medicines for sale abroad, was arrested on Wednesday. The doctor at Laiko Hospital in Athens was detained by Greek police’s financial crimes squad and will face an investigator. Athens-Macedonian News Agency reported that the arrest […]

Merck's cancer drug Keytruda notches another trial success

Merck's cancer drug Keytruda notches another trial success

(Reuters) – Merck & Co said on Wednesday its drug Keytruda helped patients with a certain type of lung cancer live longer and prevented the disease from spreading, helping to solidify its position in the lucrative cancer market. Keytruda, already approved for other types of cancer, is being studied in a late-stage trial as a […]

Poughkeepsie doctor, wife sentenced over questionable cancer-fighting drugs

Poughkeepsie doctor, wife sentenced over questionable cancer-fighting drugs

Dutchess County Webkey(Photo: Journal File) A Poughkeepsie doctor and his wife were sentenced Monday, after they pled guilty in November to distributing misbranded cancer-fighting drugs, according to the United States Department of Justice. Oncologist Vincent Koh, 73, and his wife and office manager Milly Koh, 64, received through interstate commerce and delivered to patients misbranded drugs, […]

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