Cardiovascular disease is both highly prevalent and exceedingly costly to treat. Several novel antiplatelet agents have been found to be effective in reducing the morbidity and mortality associated with cardiovascular disease. Understanding both the economic and the clinical implications of these novel therapies is particularly
Considerable variability exists in how individual patients respond to oral antiplatelet therapy, specifically to aspirin and to P2Y12-receptor inhibitors such as clopidogrel. This variability translates to differences in clinical outcomes and might in part be as a result of common variation within genes
Reuters - Federal investigators on Tuesday raided the Florida offices of Imperial Holdings Inc , a company that makes lump-sum payments on legal settlements and life insurance policies, the FBI said.
For the second time in a year the UK government has announced the end of the £12bn (€13.7bn; $18.5bn) programme to computerise the NHS in England.
Market reforms of the NHS in England under New Labour had small but positive effects without causing the damage that critics feared, a new book published by the health policy think tank the King’s...
Plymouth University and University Alliance has published, 'Growing the Future: universities leading, changing and creating the regional economy,' which argues that the government needs to take steps to ensure that universities are central to its growth strategy.
The Senate is set to vote late Monday on a spending bill to keep government running. This one, like a version rejected Friday, does not resolve the sticking point: how to pay for new disaster aid.
The Senate voted to fund the government through Nov. 18, after the latest stand-off between House Republicans and Democrats over disaster relief.
East Africa is fighting the worst kala azar outbreak in a decade. Collaboration across the region through the Leishmaniasis East Africa Platform (LEAP) has resulted in the development of a new combination therapy (SSG&PM) which is cheaper and nearly halves the length of treatment from a 30 day course of injections to 17 days.
Jeff Sachs recommends an informal international mostly academic collaboration to come up with actual options and get around the noise-making. He points out that expectations of leadership from the US government are unrealistic in the near future.Long (over an hour).