Patient, family may sue BPJS Kesehatan for not covering cancer drug costs

Patient, family may sue BPJS Kesehatan for not covering cancer drug costs

East Jakarta resident Edy Haryadi has said he is willing to go to court after he found out that the Health Care and Social Security Agency (BPJS Kesehatan) removed a cancer drug, trastuzumab, from its list of drugs that it covers. Edy’s wife, Yuniarti Tanjung, was diagnosed with stage three HER2 breast cancer on May 10, after doctors found […]

Bentonville Veteran Worried About Recalled Drug Causing Cancer

Bentonville Veteran Worried About Recalled Drug Causing Cancer

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – A widely prescribed blood pressure medication is being pulled off shelves across the country over fears it could cause cancer. The Food and Drug Administration voluntarily recalled the generic drug Valsartan  The three companies the FDA asked to recall it’s products are Major Pharmaceuticals, Solco Healthcare and Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries. A Bentonville veteran, Larry […]

Chinese Hit Movie 'Dying to Survive' Injects Urgency in Drug-Price Push

Chinese Hit Movie 'Dying to Survive' Injects Urgency in Drug-Price Push

July 17, 2018 7:42 a.m. ET BEIJING—A dark comedy dominating the Chinese box office this summer has tapped into public discontent about pharmaceutical costs, and is being linked to a new government effort to tamp down prices of cancer drugs. The film, “Dying to Survive,” is loosely based on the real-life exploits of Lu Yong, […]

Method Tracks How Cancer Drugs Spread to Tumor Cells

Method Tracks How Cancer Drugs Spread to Tumor Cells

16julallday17allday2nd World Congress on Radiology and Oncology, 2018Dubai, United Arab Emirates Event Details Radiology and Oncology 2018 invites all the participants to attend “2nd World Congress on Radiology and Oncology” during July 16-17, Event Details Radiology and Oncology 2018 invites all the participants to attend “2nd World Congress on Radiology and Oncology” during July 16-17, […]

Insurers And Government Are Slow To Cover Expensive CAR-T Cancer Therapy

Insurers And Government Are Slow To Cover Expensive CAR-T Cancer Therapy

Some critically ill patients who received a CAR-T cell treatment have remained cancer-free for as long as five years, researchers say. But the price is high. Fanatic Studio/Collection Mix: Subjects RF/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Fanatic Studio/Collection Mix: Subjects RF/Getty Images Some critically ill patients who received a CAR-T cell treatment have remained cancer-free […]

Cancer-treatment drug gets name from the Torah

Cancer-treatment drug gets name from the Torah

CANCER PATIENTS sit in a chemotherapy ward while receiving treatment at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, Ghana, in 2012qq. (photo credit: OLIVIER ASSELIN/REUTERS) X Dear Reader, As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality […]

$50m custom cancer drug trial a world leader

$50m custom cancer drug trial a world leader

ALMOST 600 Queenslanders will have their cancer’s DNA tested to identify the drugs that will keep them alive for longer under a revolutionary $50 million, world-leading trial. In a turning point for medicine in Australia, each individual patient will be given personalised drugs that will best fight their unique cell mutation. Health Minister Greg Hunt […]

Government Insurers Balk At Paying For CAR-T Cancer Drug

Government Insurers Balk At Paying For CAR-T Cancer Drug

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