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The Era of One-Shot, Multimillion-Dollar Genetic Cures Is Here

The company said the price was determined with consideration of the “clinical, societal, economic, and innovative value represented by this novel gene therapy.” Earlier last month, the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review, a Boston-based nonprofit research institute that estimates the value of drugs and other medical services, said Hemgenix would be fairly priced at …

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Canadian Red Cross to help CHEO hospital staff amid surge in respiratory illnesses

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted December 4, 2022 8:48 am Updated December 4, 2022 7:57 pm Descrease article font size Increase article font size The Canadian Red Cross says it’s coming to help the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario amid a surge of children and youth with respiratory illnesses. Red Cross spokesperson Leianne Musselman …

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Major cities in China ease COVID-19 restrictions after protests | Coronavirus pandemic News

Chinese authorities are continuing to ease COVID-19 restrictions, with several cities including Shenzhen and Beijing no longer requiring negative tests to take public transport. The moves come even as daily COVID-19 infections in China hover near all-time highs and follow recent protests by people across the country who are frustrated by the Chinese government’s rigid …

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The first poo transplant treatment has been approved in the US. How does faecal therapy work?

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first pharmaceutical version of the so-called faecal transplantation procedure, which doctors have increasingly used against hard-to-treat gut infections. The drug, Rebyota, is designed for adults infected with Clostridium difficile, commonly referred to as C. diff, a bacteria that causes nausea, cramping, and diarrhea. Peter Marks, …

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Apple Makes Plans to Move Production Out of China

In recent weeks, Apple Inc. has accelerated plans to shift some of its production outside China, long the dominant country in the supply chain that built the world’s most valuable company, say people involved in the discussions. It is telling suppliers to plan more actively for assembling Apple products elsewhere in Asia, particularly India and …

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New COVID variant could emerge amid drop in surveillance, vaccination, WHO warns – National

World health authorities are closer than ever to being able to declare the emergency phase of COVID-19 over, but a growing decline in surveillance and vaccination could open the door to a new variant of concern, says the World Health Organization (WHO). There are many tools available to protect individuals from severe illness and to …

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Visits suspended at NB hospital unit due to antibiotic-resistant infection – New Brunswick

All visits are temporarily suspended for the internal medicine and telemetry unit at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Center in Moncton, NB In a release, Vitalité Heath Network said this is due to “the presence of Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci (VRE) in patients on that unit.” The ban on visitors includes general visitors and designated support persons, …

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Data shows drug slowing Alzheimer’s but doubts over effect remain | Health News

Experts have welcomed full data showing an experimental drug can slow cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s patients, but warned improvements were comparatively small and said it remained unclear how much difference it might make in people’s lives. Japanese drugmaker Eisai and its United States partner Biogen had announced in September that preliminary data from a trial …

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